The upset of that moment is etched in my memory. When I take myself back, I can still feel the heat burning in my cheeks. My body temperature rising with every pair of eyes that suddenly fell upon me.
Shame. Confusion. Discomfort. Complete and utter embarrassment.
It was a comment that I’m certain she has forgotten saying. But not me. It’s etched in my mind forever, and it’s only recently that the pieces of that particular puzzle fit together and I realised that it was a comment that actually heavily influenced the trajectory of my early adult life.