Monday, September 10, 2007

Day One

Weird is not the word

It's 9:10. Ok, so I'm ten minutes late. Not bad, but the problem is that I got off on the wrong gate (on purpose), and it's another 10 minutes' walk to my classroom.

Time to make a start.

A few cars whiz by. I look at my reflection in a car's window - my hair has been cropped to a height numerically equal to the annual rainfall of the Sahara Desert... Yeah, it was a brainy move to have a haircut one day before college began. A little too brainy.

Finally reach the place. First up- Physics lab (aka PHY-102). For 4 hours. Cool.

Made it to the lab. Know nobody here. Spot a pretty face. Would like to know more about her.

We were divided into 4 groups, each with a different professor. And I suppose I got the worst Prof. "Open your lab manuals." Oops, glanced across to the guy on the next table. "Yes?". Oh, you meant me, too, is it? I hurriedly open the book.

Bad. The one topic I could confidently say I was terrible at. I have a blank face for the next two hours, as the guy next to me rattles stuff like Collector/Base Junction and what not in a duh---isn't-that-obvious-you-ignorant-fools sort of way. I knew I was no good at studies- he didn't have to rub it in.

Then some guys show up. I turn around to see them, and-
"Yes, What's your problem?" ...Oh, crap, not again.

And then a tea break. I didn't know we had one. It was a much-needed break. I didn't eat anything, though.

The classes continued, and so did the surreal day. We now had 2 hours of some guy speaking Lola Kutty style- I couldn't understand a word, even though he was teaching basic stuff.

Post-lunch, it wasn't much better. The Math guy forced us to take down notes. No one came in the CS class, and the less said about EE, the better.

Some drunk guy came into the class, and started saying utter rubbish, intermittently burping and closing his eyes tightly. It took me about 10 seconds to realise that he may be some final year student looking for a laugh, and just bent on making us change to EEE.

Here are a few quotes supporting my claim :

"It took me three years to understand what I teach you today."

"CS and IS is nothing, you just need to know what for loop is."

"I used to teach CS for M. Tech. students, but now teach EE for 1st year."

"SI is System International something. It makes MKS and CGS units, and that is why we have live, neutral and earthing wires, which have to be concealed in the walls."

And that just about sums it up.


  1. Amazing first day...nicely summed up...
    I'd suggest you get a move along with the pretty face (and the rest of her)...

  2. Its good to know so much about your first day in college.. Its your smile that makes a day for others & yes their smile makes your day.. Oppiosite values are complementary!!

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  4. nice..engg i suppose..nd 2nd yr now? has the first day only repeated itself for a year;)?

  5. woh ....... wonder who that face pretty face is...and where in heavens were all students ...absconding in your blog atleast.......