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An Embarrassing Incident


             I had had my share of embarrassment when I was a child, but the most unforgettable one was the time when I had decided to be a hero. It happened when I was twelve, an age when the young could not wait to become a hero. I could still remember that incident vividly.
             That day, my aunt would be arriving at the airport soon. I was asked to fetch her to our house. Grudgingly, I put on a cap and walked to the airport. As the airport was just a stone’s throw away from our house, I reached there in no time at all.
             Just as I had entered the airport, I heard a scream coming from my left. I turned my head towards left to find myself looking at a brawny man holding a handbag and an old woman pursuing him. I broke into a run towards them and tackled the man when I was near.
             I snatched the handbag from the man who had fell. Thinking that I had done something good, I beamed at the old woman and returned her handbag to her. .
             Instead of getting a praise from her, I got a scolding. “See what you’ve done! Now I have to re-take the scene again!” she reprimanded me. Looking around, I soon realized my dreadful mistake. The camera man frowned and the director glared at me. The people around me chided at me.
             Throughout the whole time whilst I was there, I received angry stares from many people. Finally, when my aunt arrived, I pulled at her arm and hurriedly exited the airport. When asked why I was in such a hurry, I related to her what had happened. After listening to my story, she too rebuked me for spoiling the scene. .
             We walked back home in silence after that. That day was no doubt one of the most embarrassing days of my life.
            


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