Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Routine Day at College

"Shit Shit Shit.. one more attendance gone.." i managed to breathe out to myself, as i skidded to a screeching halt just when the door slammed shut right at my face. "Crap!", I blurted out. The sexagenarian yet moronic security incharge, passing by from behind, nodded in discontentment at me. I immediately thanked god for i didnt mouth the f-word, else he would have surely suspended me from college.

Sensing the drama, IJK grinned at me from the other side of that door made of wood, with a small glass window in the centre. I tried to explain - "Mam, my cab got late", as if i was audible inside. Obviously guessing what i was animatedly trying to tell her, she passed that wicked smile again, but this time with a seemingly taunting comment. Just as i was trying to decipher what that could have been, the door creaked open. And she stood there - one hand on her waist, the other, gripping the door handle tightly, waiting to slam it again at my face.
"Did your cab got stuck in a jam? Or did it have a flat tyre? Oh I know, it must have been that girl... you got late because of her, right?". I knew this was coming. "Uhh.. Err.. Well... we forgot to pick up a person, so we had to go all the way back!", I knew she'd slam the door hearing that. "Uhh... please send those five idiots out, else i'll get bored...", THUD!

"This is the limit man! I was only 20 mins late", i shrugged. "Why did the first lecture have to be of IJK"?
I managed to pass the rest of the 20 mins left of the lecture by loitering around the college. Entered the library (surprize surprize!), to flip through the newspaper; "What! No DT (Delhi Times)!", i gasped, "What kind of a library is this!", and left. Didnt really have anything to do, so decided to utilize the rest of 10 mins in the loo. Oops, sorry, "Rest Rooms", as they call it! Stared at the mirror for quite some time, eased off and washed hands twice for no apprehensible reason. Soon, a sudden rush in that dingy lavatory suggested that it was 9:20. Time for the next lecture.

I was again greeted with that familiar grin, this time from those 'idiots' aka friends aka classmates. "Why does everyone greet me with that half-cheek up smile everytime?", I demanded despite knowing the answer. No one cared to reply. The stupid grin on their faces just emancipated into an even sillier burst of laughter. "Shutup, you morons!" i retaliated, and looked for a seat next to them. The moment i got seated and the white-board came into view, i saw her...

"What! IJK again!", i felt like banging my head against a wall.
"She's taking this lecture too", Hitesh broke the good news to me. I desperately searched for a wall. "Continuous one hour and forty minutes of IJK!!! Thank God she didnt let me attend the first one!", i felt almost victorious. "Thank your cab you fool!", Shuchi, seated to my left, corrected me.
"PRANAYYYY"... screamed IJK, deafening me for a second.
"Yes Mam", i responded, trying hard not to laugh, but failing miserably.
"Please find better excuses from next time", she continued in her trademark tantilizing manner.
"I'll try mam".


P.S. Just to tell you, IJK stands for InderJeet Kaur.

23 comments:

Ragamalika, Malik, Rags, wateva! said...

Hehe... story of my life! I have a german test tomorrow which i'm gonna full on flunk! Why? I never get to german classes on time for me to understand anything!
All hail college life!
By the way, I think you should check out www.mmsc-manipal.com and register yourself... I'm sure you'll have fun! Manipal is the place to be for any college goer. And any college going blogger shouldn't miss this opportunity!

MishtiZaa said...

I am going to miss college!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :((

freesherry said...

hehe.. my sympathies.. I know exactly how it feels when IJK is grinning her wicked little grin at you while you are begging her to let you enter the class and all she does is humiliate you by taunting in that "cats screeching their nails on the door" kind of voice
huh! i had two straight semesters with her and she took a particular (dis-)liking to me for no apparent reason :D

manorath said...

lol.. in our coll, they wil let us in only to refuse to give attendance in the end.. thats sadistic i must say for making us bear their mouthing for nothin.. keep it up buddy..

btw.. am sorry for disappointing u with my latest post.. could u be specific whr i must work on?

Pranay said...

thnx rags and mishtizaa...
@rags..
thnx for telling me abt that.. it sure sounds interesting.. but i thnk m still a beginner to attend such a large-scale event.. n besides, i'll be having my semester exams at that time..

manorath said...

@on ur comment on my blog..

then u wil ve to wait quite a long time buddy.. cos my next post is goin to be an amateur poem.. i wil try to write some sequel kinda thing later on whn am bored jus like the way i was whn i wrote the prev post

Rashi V said...

Hey!!

I know some teachers just are so damn irritating!!
There are those who take attendance in the beginning and dont give you even when you are 2 mins late
and then there are those who take attendance at the end and go at bullet train speed and dont give it if u just happened to miss it!!!

But what to do???


FYI: I just replied to your tag!!

Comfortably Numb said...

Yea man! My college sucks to the core. I mean the last time I went to my college the entry to the portion where my classes are scheduled was locked so that no student can enter after a class starts! I was just 5 minutes late and those frigging idiots locked it! And i missed my lecture!

Sunil said...

Hahahaha.....LOL!
College life is simply awesome.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
You've a nice blog too. :)

Emila Yusof said...

Hello Pranay! I love reading your post! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Will add you to my blogroll!

Rashi V said...

Btw you get suspended for saying f***??? Omg I would have never been in college then :)

Kenneth said...

I remembered by college days at the mess of St Xaviers nd Loitering around Sterling.....thank you

Pranay said...

@comfortbly numb..
i completely understand dude!

@sunil, emila, kenneth..
thnx for ur comments..

@rashi..
oh! well we have this really retarded security incharge. His sole aim in life is to suspend poor students. He literally runs after them to catch them. He even takes a good class if he finds sumone sitting on the banch or on the stairs. So mouthing the f-word is probably worse than genocide for him!

simranjeet singh pnaich said...

good one pranay!!! keep it up, mr. editor!!

Ragamalika, Malik, Rags, wateva! said...

I don't think you're amateur in any way! The sem exams maybe a problem, but not anything else! Can't you get permission during exams?

brocasarea said...

haha....!

C R D said...

haha. that was funny. been thru that myself a few times. but most of the times,"proxies" came to my rescue :p. the profs used to call out roll numbers, and all my buddies had to do was change their voices a bit and say "yes sir" or "yes ma'am" confidently. of course, the fact that we had more than 120 students in our clasee helped.

keep writing

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Chris

Abhishek said...

Reminded me of my college days. However my favorite pastime IF I was attending a boring lecture was to sleep :)
And I had gained quite a reputation for sleeping in lectures by the time I got out!

miracle child!! said...

simply superb ..finally i could find you here :)

asit dhal said...

ya ya i experienced such things so many times......it's a part of college life..!!!

itshodgepodge said...

B.K.E!! Well..the same thing has happened to me an umpteen times, as me too is a victim of those cab disasters..but i would not call that a routine day...as each day brings along a whole lot of new surprises...mat puch kya kya saha hai!!

P.S. that half cheeked up smile is all u deserve:-p

Sach said...

:))
Ohh...College's always fun! N even despit of all this unwanted chik chik...
B'ful..

RINZU SUSAN RAJAN said...

went back in time.....

the irregularities were aan intergral part...thats y college was sooo mcuh fun...than skul.....

nice post.....