Will You Forgive Me
Many years ago, a professor at the University of Edinburgh was listening to his students as they presented oral readings. One young man rose to begin his recitation but was abruptly stopped by the professor. "You are holding the book in the wrong hand," criticized the educator. "Take your book in the right hand and be seated."
Responding to this strong rebuke, the man held up his right arm. He didn't have a right hand! The other students were deathly quiet and began to shift in their seats. For a moment the professor sat in dumbfounded silence. Then he slowly made his way to the student, put his arm around him and with tear in his eye, said, "I am sorry. I never knew. Please, will you forgive me?"