The Past, Like Guilt

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A time I wish I could forget

Submitted: May 16, 2018

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Ever do something long ago that you can't believe was you? When I was in my teens, it was so long ago I can't remember exactly how old I was, I was asked to couch our church league youth basketball team for two games. I had fond memories of my playing days in the same league, for the same team, so I said yes. There was a woman score keeper named Kathy that I had always liked, and went over to say hello.
 

Then the game began, and I turned into Bobby Knight on steroids, yelling at the kids, ranting, and basically making a fool out of myself, although I didn't see it until I saw Kathy looking at me with surprised disgust on her face. I sounded like every parent who berated their child that I'd despised playing any sport. I was so mortified about my behavior at the other game I coached, I did nothing, gave the kids no guidance, which was bad the other way. I was NOT cut out to be a coach.

 

And, my maturity level was such, I never apologized, at least that I remember, out of shame, so to my brother and all who played in that awful game due to my out-of-control behavior, and Kathy, I apologize now, I let you players down down and looked like a red-faced idiot to everyone. I always liked to think I was so mature as a young man, but clearly, I wasn't.

 


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