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Breathtaking Superpowers

Breathtaking Superpowers

Ankita Maurya

We all at some point have a list of strengths and power we wished to have. As we grow older those lists change and our goals change.

When I was in school, a teacher once told us that every human had at least 5 strengths that other 50,000 people did not have. Before puberty, my list had gone along the lines of:

  1. Singing
  2. Drawing
  3. Badminton
  4. Stamina
  5. Creativity

Now, at age of 30, it went along the lines of:

  1. Cooking
  2. Sewing back buttons
  3. Good employee
  4. Good immunity
  5. Doable father

Learning New Powers

I learnt the first and second ones on the list when I started to live alone after getting my job at a local MNC. Local. Huh. There is nothing local about an MNC. But it was located close to where I went to college, which is definitely not close to where my parents lived.

Being a Good employee is only one of the five I have a trophy to show for. And it is the one that means the least. Everyone in the office got one on rotation. I got one when it was my turn. It might be there to boost morals; our company’s HR is weird like that. How something that we know we’re supposed to boost morale actually boosts our morale is beyond me. So, I might not actually be a good employee, but hey, I’m desperate here. Need to get to more strengths on my list.

Good immunity, because most of my sick leaves are taken when my daughter is down with something.

Doable father is longer and harder to explain, but one of reasons is because I’m currently driving to my daughter’s school for an impromptu parent teacher meeting after taking off half day. It’s never happened before. I am a bit worried.

School Conflict

I could hear shouting even before I reached the staffroom, “… and so what? That biatch slapped my son first.”

There must have been a reply because she shouted again, “I am raising my son to be a man. He is not going to take no abuse from any itty-bitty girl. He takes slaps now…”

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that.”

I had reached the staffroom at this point to see my daughter’s mathematics teacher standing in front of the woman whom I presume was the one shouting. She greeted me with a nod

“Mr. Vercelli.”

“May I ask where my daughter is?” I asked, a bit impatient. If my deductions are correct, the Kimberley being talked of here is my baby girl. Goodness, I hope she is okay.

“She’ll be here in a moment. She had minor injuries from the incident I was just discussing with Mrs. Haven, here. Till then, please take a seat.”

Lady in question looked at me as if she wanted to hit me. But, from what I’ve heard of and from her so far, she probably thought the same way about everything.

Ignoring the attempt she was making to get a rise out of me, I did as the teacher asked and took a seat.

A few minutes later, Berry came in.

Behind her trailed in a boy with a bruise on his cheek.

There wasn’t much to say to the teacher after that, so I just thanked her and took my baby back with me. We didn’t speak the entire car ride.

Berry because she was probably anticipating a scolding, and me because I didn’t know what to say.

I chastise her behaviour and she won’t learn to fight for what she thinks is right.

I don’t scold her and she would stop giving consideration to others’ opinions and how their opinions might not always be the same as her.

Such an average parent, aren’t I?

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I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

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I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power

I was close enough to hear a calm and firm voice cut her off, “Mrs. Haven, I understand your concern for your child. But I am not going to revoke the punishment laid upon him. He is at fault as well. He incited violence even if he was not the guy to throw the first slap; he has been after Kimberly for days, taunting her even when me and many other teachers have been telling him to stop doing that. power power power

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