Monday, March 10, 2008

A leaf from my college life

I passed SSLC with somewhat moderate success, and managed to get a PUC admission at Christ College, Irinjalakuda. (Little did I knew that time that I was taking a decision which will alter my life altogether) My batch was ‘D-Batch’ and I soon made lot of friends there. Since I was fresh out of school, the tendency to sit at the first bench was still prominent, and I shared the first bench with Shyam, Ashiq, Dayne and Sandesh.
Though I tried my best to keep my attention, it was a bit difficult for me because of the change of instruction medium. The only classes I really enjoyed where English classes (irony!), and one of the most boring class was Zoology and Botany. Not that I didn’t like Zoology- I like the subject but I the class was a bit lifeless and boring. (Baby Sir, who taught zoology was our class in cahrge)
Soon I find a way to beat the boredom – when the sir starts the class, I used to open my text book and keep it in front of me in such a way that he cant see my face. The next 45 minutes I will be blissfully sleeping. All was well and fine, and Baby sir never caught me sleeping. I really thought that he may have thought it is better not to bother with me than scold and wake me up.
I was happy and then came a bomb – the parent teachers meeting. Man o man, I was really tensed. What if baby sir told my mom that I am sleeping always? She know that I have the tendency to fall asleep while trying to study ( I don’t sleep much – but, u show me a text book or make me attended a class, and I will be fast asleep before I know) but if she knew that I am sleeping in the class, better not to imagine the consequences.
With a pounding heart, I told my mom about the Parent teachers meeting, and I made it sound real casual – and I tried my level best to give an impression that she need not attended it. But lady luck was visiting someone else that day. She told me that she will be definitely attending the meeting, and I retired to my room with a heavy heart. But, little did I know that it was not over. When dad came home, mom told him about the meeting, and somehow, he decided to attend the meeting.
Disaster, Disaster. This was a contingency I never thought would happen. I waited with heavy heart, praying that they he will change his decision to attend the meeting.
At last the D day came, and my dad came to college. We sat through the whole meeting – he really enjoying it, chatting with my classmates and their parents, and with many teachers and I, counting minutes before the disaster stuck. After the meeting, it was time to for the parent-teacher interaction, and Baby sir called my name.
With a heavy hart, I walked towards him, not unlike a guy who is going to face the firing squad.
And what did i hear - "Hi Anoop, how are you; Nice to meet you, Mr. Sasi. You know, you son is very studious. I haven’t seen much students who have a keen attention like him. H never talks in the class. The moment I start the class, he buries himself in the text book and he wont keep it down till I finish my class” Man, I couldn’t believe my ears. His words made my Dad happy, and then we sat there chatting for another 10-15 minutes. I was dumbstruck and couldn’t believe my luck.
When we came out, Dad told me – “next time when I come for the meeting, I want to hear the same words” and I said to him “by all means”

(A, this is for you. You said you want to read something written by me, and here it is... )

22 comments:

Joy said...

That was cool. You got away fine. I hope your parents don't get to read this post.

vEENs said...

:))

I just think that teacher liked you.. otherwise don't tell he neva noticed, coz thats hard to believe :)

and then after that.. did u stop or???

:))

Ps said...

heh heh--amazing that baby sir never caught on!

Love said...

now you know why i have such high opinions about christ college :p

c e e d y said...

hehe cool........

as long as you did not snore you can get away.......

or else baby sir would have made an adult out of you

c e e d y said...

hehe cool........

as long as you did not snore you can get away.......

or else baby sir would have made an adult out of you

--xh-- said...

@joy: ;-) hehe
@veenz: nope re - i continued it till the end of my college life...
@Ps: he he:)
@LJ: :-D *no comments*
@ceedy: yaar, thatz true..

aneri_masi said...

LOL!!! Had you mastered the technique of turning pages while sleeping, or did Baby Sir (was that really his name???) think reading just one page in the entire time was needed to reallllly grasp what was written?

aneri_masi said...

You have NOT been tagged (bacha liya tere ko ;) But do it if you feel like!

Red Phoenix said...

What other best way can Baby sir use to keep u work on ur studies after this meeting... He played smart

PREETI said...

ooohhh! sleepin in college...somethin i cn analogize allll the time...i think thru my 4 yrz at sathyabama, i used to b the constant sleeper in the class...tat too in the 1st bench! :D aftr a pt, the teacherz stopped tellin me nethin ;) hehe!

Gazal said...

and now i know,if i see a student with a book infront of him for a long time.....

have you revealed this secret to your parents yet??

vagabond dreamer said...

:D reminds me of hindi classes no matter waht i did i couldnt wouldnt stay awake. it was hilarious and my teacher had some sort of extreme liking to me so i ended up answring questions when i was slightly dizzy in the head and not entirely clear as to what i had been asked to answer.

Lena said...

still lady luck was with you on that day :)
or maybe the teacher just was just wise enough not to mention the fact you were sleeping in the class ;)

Or maybe still he has no idea you did? :P

Shruti said...

lol absent minded professor Baby teacher is? :D Somehow, I never slept during class.. even if I was bored out of my mind.. would end up thinking of something else instead! worth envy na ;)

Smriti Srivastava said...

BABY SIR?? Was the really his name??

Anyways, nice leaf from your college days.. Brought back some nostalgic moments from my own student life.. Branded the quietest girl in class by the principal, I was caught shouting at the top of my lungs by the Princi herself... after that I became "POLITE CHILD" in her eyes...guess she liked me a lot :P

Good post... I hope u dedicate it to all the Super-bored students and let us wish there be more BABY SIRS around to save the day... Cheers!! :D

Enigma said...

hehehehe....i used to sleep to wen the classes werre really boring and unbearable.../but luckily for me too not much probs..and for people i couldnt stand, i just used to got o sleep openly...and sleep damn well too..heheh

--xh-- said...

@aner: i DID the tag :P. well, if he can see what page I am 'reading', he cn defenitly see that i am sleeping :-)
@Re Phoneix: he he - any way, i got my skin saved :-D
@preeti: *giving a high five* tahzt the way it should be, right ;-D
@gazal: nope, i havnt revealed it to them yet :-D
@shanu: @hindi class, we used to play antakshari and checkers - that is, otehr than sleeping :-D
@lena: he he.. no idea :-)
@shruti: trouble was, i never knew i was sleeping coz i will be dreaming something... ;-D
@smriti: yup - taht was his real name. hm..polite chiled, eh? :-D
@enigma: i used to sleep in almost all the clases :-D

Curious said...

I actually gave the wrong house address so that such invites won't reach my place!!! :D I had enuf probs in school with these PT meets!!! :D

runaway kirik said...

mann lucky u dint get caught :P i specialized in bein invisible in class..

DrWiz said...

You lucky brat, Will be great if you could teach me the art of sleeping in the class...:)

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

lol lucky you!!

and christ college eh? nice nice..the campus is lovely. forum is right there. ah, bliss.

:D

what was the medium of instruction in christ coll?