When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept.
In India school uniform is mandatory in all schools. Every school has its own type and color of dresses.
Today I am going to tell you one small incident of my life where the clothing which is created for maintaining the uniformity in school, created a big rift among the students.
Our school uniform included a checked kurta of grey,brown and white color, a plain dark brown salwar with a white cotton dupatta. The school was one of the most prestigious school of our town yet the dress was old-fashioned. The girls of our school always felt inferior from girls of other schools.
Our school bus stop was in same area and our winter timings were also same but we stood opposite to each others like arch rivals.
One day on a jittery cold winter morning we were standing on our bus stop with our cold hands tucked inside our blazers pocket. Suddenly I realized I have forgotten to bring 50 rupees that was needed for some aptitude examination in school.
I saw my neighbor standing across the street, with her school friends. I asked my class fellow to accompany me. We both went to her and I asked her to come aside , she walked with me and I told her that I needed money and if she could land me some, that would be of great help.
She took out a 50 rupees from her blazer’s inside pocket and gave me. I smiled and started leaving, suddenly I realized I was accompanied by my friend who was nowhere to be seen. I looked around and saw her standing across the street.
I crossed the road and came to her, and asked her the reason of coming back without letting me know, she looked in my eyes, and I saw traces of tears in the corner of her eye. I asked her what happened, she told me that while I was busing talking with my friend, the others made fun of her school uniform and called her names just because she was not wearing short skirt as school uniform.
Sometimes things don’t go the way they should go. The one who brought the concept of uniform didn’t knew that one day someone would be mocked down just for it.
PS: Tell your story if you felt humiliated someday because someone asked you, to maintain the uniformity .
This my attempt for the Twenty-first day of the A-Z Challenge.