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  • Embarrassing moments occupy noticeable parts in our life. We all have experienced instants that we wished would have never happened in the first place. Very courageously I would like to share on of those extremely terrible experiences of my learning days.

    It is righteously said, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people assume that you are stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubts”.

    We had completed the scheduled lesson for the day and had some more time to spare after the viva. Our teacher started to share one of her colleagues embarrassing moment. She couldn’t stop laughing, I was so prepared for the fits of laughter once I have heard the story. Catching on her breath she asked if any one from the class knows the capital of Maldives. Immediately I knew the answer, at once I raised my hand. She still had water in her eyes because of nonstop laughter. I told her, “Its Male”, she stopped and looked at me, “its Male” I repeated. After another pause she started the story.

    During our meeting my boss asked who knows the capital of Maldives and one of my colleagues screamed Male. The quietness of the room disappeared into loud laughers from every corner. He was then informed although it is spelled M.A.L.E, its pronounced Maa-lay

    I can’t believe what I had just heard. I was so embarrassed, can’t believe she has gone through the whole episode again. So quickly one of her colleague's embarrassing moment turned into mine. I wish I would had zipped it and let her think that my GK is weak than opening my mouth and creating an discomforting situation.
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