I had just moved from SBOA CBSE school to SBOA Matriculation school. The primary difference in the uniform between the two schools was that the Matriculation school required boys' shirts to have a airforce uniform like flap thing on the shoulder. My father had a low opinion on the school administration and thought that requiring a flap was unnecessary drama/extravaganza on part of the school and refused to buy nw shirts. He sent me to school in my CBSE uniform itself.
After the school assembly got over, we made a line to walk back to class and the P.T (Physical Training) teacher stood in the corridor as the line of students walked passed him. He inspected us to check if our uniforms were in order. I was pulled aside for wearing a shirt without a flap.
30 minutes later.
After being made to stand in the sun for 30 minutes with a group of 20 other offenders the P.T sir started asking us one-by-one - the reason for defaulting. P.T sir was a complete illitrate like all P.T Sirs were required to be. And my turn came.
P.T Sir: Where is your floff (The correct P.T Sir pronunciation for flap)
( I hear floff as flat and am surprised that he knows I live in a flat)
Me: T.Nagar sir (Short for Thayagaraya Nagar)
P.T Sir: how dare you talk to me like this..slap SLAP SLAP
He was short of hearing and he heard T.Nagar as Tailor. He thought I was being sarcastic on him. Needless to say my life during P.T hours were completely ruined after that point.
(Remembered this as I was putting ear drops to remove wax in my ears.)