Wednesday, March 22, 2006

P and C

Now, what strikes you on reading this title? Well, it depends on what kind of a person you are. If you are this geek kind who has lived your entire life with numbers, it would lead to Permutations and Combinations. But, fortunately or unfortunately, since I don't fall into that category, I would use it in a totally different sense, something more to close to my heart, something that brings elation to thousands of young people. Let me come to the point. I am referring to those magic words "Postponements and Cancellations". Does that ring a bell, any of you? It would, if you are that normal kind of person who just hates getting up in the morning 'cos of some impending assignment or assessment due that day. In that case, you need a lot of tuition from us(read me and my classmates) who have an uncanny knack for postponing and inevitably cancelling anything when the noose is on the verge of tightening around our neck.

It all started way back when we were in first year and we had to submit the damn e.d. assignments. Now, now, any average engineering student like me would get "petrified" hearing those two letters. For the benefit of lucky people who have escaped that ordeal, it expands into engineering drawing. Thinking back, really, there was no use for this postponement. It was the same kind of dirty unintelligible work I would turn in at that zenith point beyond which postponements were simply not possible. This habit just continued into subsequent years of our "education" and got nurtured with experience into the more favourable "cancellations".

A point has now been reached where in everybody looks upon us as the veterans of the art. Whenever I mention I have a test tomorrow the general reaction is "Oh!! You and people and your tests. You would obviously get it postponed at least 3 times before considering it worthy of taking up". Did that go to our head? It did, I guess. It is said, "Pride comes before fall". It has come 10000% right in our case.

This is the last assessment in our life and we decided to do complete justice to it. So we got into our favourite pastime and started postponing it-to different combinations of days and times- so much so that I have really lost track of how many times we did it this time. And, today we decided, "Enough of postponements. Let us cancel it once and for all". Now isn't that the best way to conclude your tryst with assignments once and for all in life? So, we went up to Sir and asked him to give us an assignment instead. Mind you, this was a unanimous decision even though there were poor souls who had already slogged with the thing day and night and completed studying (still there are some dutiful people on earth). Sir, after some deliberation, sweet he was or so we thought, accepted the proposition and asked the representative to meet him and get the questions later in the afternoon. Completely flooded with the victory we had achieved, I went about blowing my trumpet to my other department friends and blissfully saying "Mission accompolished". Now comes the blow. Sir, out of love for the test I guess, has changed his mind and has, for once, decided the time and date of the test, and imposed it on us.

Everything has gone beyond control now. I can only wait and pray "The postponement continues..."

6 comments:

Calligenia said...

really ....u ppl seem to have a knack when it comes to P and C.....whichever way u interpret it....

ivak said...

now, where does that "u ppl" come from? i guess this is an induvidual blog. so pls comment w.r.t me alone

Calligenia said...

Ok...will be specific....i meant about ur class....becos the postponements were done not by u but ur class ppl na....but really was vey happy seeing the last few lines of the last but one para.....the blow dat u got....

anyways nice post da.....

Ramya Rajachandrasekar said...

he he he this post is direct is toooo perfect da...

Varun Soundararajan said...

is this called intra department "bulb"?

ivak said...

u cud call it that varun