Exams are devised not to evaluate but to eliminate !!
One of the worst things about engineering is that we have 2 major exams in a year...S effectively we are all the time either..
preparing for exams..
or waiting for the results...
and awaiting results is a trying time for everyone...without exception....
Ok...so in my college...the results are put up in lists on this one particular wall..so it has obviously been dubbed the "Result Wall"....
and every time any old results and notices are cleared...
the uncertainty..the sos' and the prayers start pouring out!!
>Is it our result being put up??
>I hope i've cleared xyz paper/s!!!
>God please help!!
there is this knot that ties itself up in everyone's stomach....and the usual symptoms of fear..
some start shuddering with tremors as though they are reaching hyperpyrexia....
some behave as tho rigor mortis has miraculously set in while they are still alive...
some remain cool most of it..but 5 mis prior jump like cats on a hot tin roof..
So while waiting for my results...(which haven't yet come..it was a false alarm..)
I scribbled a few lines to relieve the tension...which a few found quite funny so here goes....
Tension palpable in the air,
Someones fallen off their chair;
Someones biting off their nails,
Somewhere emenate scared wails;
Watch the scene, look one and all,
Results are being put up on the 'WALL';
Shitting bricks, goosebumps prick,
Oops! Someones off being sick;
Lets check quick,PASS or FAIL,
Before we suffer a heart fail.