The goldfish bowl – cute!

by Stephen on June 20, 2012 · 17 comments

in Moral Stories

Have you ever been saved from embarrassment by a kindly soul who absorbs the ridicule? These are the kind of people who are friends for life. Check this story out.


There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened.

It’s never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they’ll never speak to him again as long as he lives.

The boy believes his heart is going to stop, he puts his head down and prays — “Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I’m dead meat.”

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.

As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy’s lap.

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, “Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!”

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else – Susie.

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. “You’ve done enough, you klutz!” Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?”

Susie whispers back, “I wet my pants once too.”

May God help us see the opportunities that are always around us to do good.

Author Unknown

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hareem June 21, 2012 at 1:00 am

Awwwwhh… this is soo sweet 🙂 Susie was an angel sent by God.

2 Merdize June 22, 2012 at 2:33 am

I want a susie in my life too! ^_^

3 Najeeb khan July 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Hmmm no words!

4 Khalid Shaikh July 20, 2012 at 4:49 am

Nice one

5 Simon z.b August 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

That’s good friend indeed.

6 Christina s Thomas October 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

Experience is a good teacher….

7 Rai Debit December 9, 2012 at 2:37 am

This is quite a nice one !

8 Goutham May 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Why does all these good characters come only in stories…

9 Kimchan Haokip June 24, 2013 at 6:28 am

Love it…….I’ve chosen for my son’s annual story narration competition in their school.

10 Santosh August 15, 2013 at 3:47 am

Oh! Susie sooo sweeet…

11 Beverly September 23, 2013 at 2:54 am

That’s what friends are for!!!

12 Infinite November 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Lovely stories….. permit me to publish some.

13 Mounir May 29, 2014 at 1:59 am

@Goutham, we don’t find good characters only in these stories, but rather we find these stories as a result of good characters. Rather than waiting for a good character to come into our lives, why don’t we be those good characters?

Regards

14 Deepak June 29, 2014 at 12:30 am

This was indeed a nice story and I wish every friend should be like Susie ….

15 Muhammad imran July 21, 2014 at 7:18 am

In our materialistic life such characters appear like flash. Would that they were around us throughout our life !

16 Muhammad imran July 21, 2014 at 7:25 am

Susie, I invite you to pakistan.

17 Sunil Kumar Dugulam August 11, 2014 at 12:50 am

There are lot of susies out there, we just need to recognize, thats it…

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