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Most embarrassing thing happened

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ok so the most embarrassing thing ever in my entire life happened to me….. in my school all the bathrooms r dirty and disgusting all the time there was a time my class was getting changed from swimming and i just wanted to us the bathroom i went into a stall in a rush since it was crowded and noisy and when i shut the door it was already used as in number 2 and nobody flushed it after they did use it and it didn’t flush either so basically i had a full bathroom with a bunch of people in my class knocking on doors for clean stalls and this girl was waiting outside and all i wanted to do is pee and get out of there but i’d realised they were gonna probs think it was me who did that in the toilet ( which they did) and i just stood there thinking about what to do for a few minutes and just decided to face my fears and go out. didn’t end well they thought it was me and started calling me mean names and saying how disgusting and told everyone else in my class when it wasn’t my fault it was almost time to go home but now i feel like i can’t go back to school after the weekend cause everyones gonna remember it 🙁

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Hi there, thank you for reaching out and sharing your story with us!
 
It sounds like you had a really tough and embarrassing experience, and it’s completely understandable to feel upset and worried about going back to school. First, please know that what happened to you was not your fault. Sometimes, we end up in situations that are beyond our control, and it’s unfair that you were blamed for something you didn’t do.
 
It’s really important to remember that everyone has embarrassing moments. Although it might feel like everyone is focused on what happened, people tend to move on and forget things quicker than we expect. You might also find that talking to a trusted teacher or school counsellor about what happened could help clear up the misunderstanding and stop any further teasing.
 
Facing your fears and going back to school can be really challenging, but try to focus on the positive aspects of school and the friends who support you. Sometimes, it helps to have a plan for how you’ll handle questions or comments from others. For example, you could calmly explain what happened or choose to ignore negative remarks, showing that their opinions don’t affect you. This article may be helpful for you too www.childline.ie/how-to-recover-from-an-embarrassing-social-situation/.
 
You’re not alone in feeling this way, and it’s ok to ask for help when you need it. If you ever feel overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to, remember that you can always contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Messenger at www.childline.ie (just click on the purple chat icon). We are confidential, non-judgmental, open 24/7, and always here for you for any reason, any time.
 
Take care and stay strong!
Alex

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