I had just walked out of the athletic office meeting with my coach and stood over the balcony, looking down into the empty basketball gym.
A prospective student tour emptied from the stairs. The tour guide spoke loudly and clearly: “Here’s our basketball gym. We’re not really into sports here at Emerson, but we do have a Quidditch team. People here really enjoy that, and they’re really good.”
I was hurt.
Why would a tour guide try to invalidate all the work and effort I put in to do what I love, to improve as an individual, and to positively represent our school with such a flippant statement?