Trying to nail this showing vs. telling thing down... This is a excerpt from a scene where a principal came to the school counselor's office after he discovered that one of his teachers was sexting with her student. I returned to my chair and pointed to the other chair for him to occupy. I watched him crumble dejectedly in the chair. He set the phone down on the desk and just stared at it. I could tell he was at a crossroad the way his facial expression switched between disgust and confusion. His empty stares now directed at the window behind me made him look like he had just been hit by a monster truck. I understood how he felt, but would rather wait till he unloaded what was on his mind. Principal Davidson picked up the phone again and scrolled through, this time slowly.