My collegue, lets call her T, is a nice girl. We are not friends, but she was always nice to me. Recently, however, her attitute towards me had turned cold. I thought that someone must have bad mouthed me.
Today, while having tea in the pantry, I remembered an incident that happened couple of months ago. while I was having lunch with my friends, another collegue S was sitting on a table in front of me and T was sitting on a table diagonally to my left. When S finished her lunch she walked up to T and whispered in her ear. T tensed up and pulled her kurti at the waist. I realised that her waist had been showing from the cut on the side of her kurti.
While appearing for a test in the school, a teacher came up to me and asked why I was looking into another guys paper in the adjacent row. When I tried to explain that I was not looking at his paper, she slapped me and asked me not to copy. The thing is that I was looking at my paper with a squint. My head was turned towards left but I was concentrating on my paper.
I have an eye condition called nystagmus. It is an eye defect due to which the eyeballs oscillate slightly, causing a blurred image. So I usually look from the right side of my eye for a clear sight.
Now it occured to me that S must have thought that I was staring at T's waist and told her so. No wonder T is so cross at me.