1 down 3 to go

Momentum. That’s what I have right now. I swear I could start revising for my next exam right now but I won’t. I will not, because I think my brain has already turned to mash and I don’t want to push it over the edge. It would probably liquify and that wouldn’t be good since I have another 3 exams before I finish.

Today’s exam was um, interesting. I honestly don’t know what to make of it. I wasn’t in my best of moods today and I couldn’t even smile. My friends at uni knew there was something wrong as soon as they saw me and because I haven’t been taking much care of myself lately either, I also look like crap. One of them looked at me for a few seconds and then said that I looked “old”. I don’t know whether it’s because I haven’t shaved in a WHILE or because the bags under my eyes have now stretched all the way down to my knees but that was the verdict. After waiting for about 30 minutes (yes, of course we were there early) the lecturer told us we could go in and get settled.

I took my time. I found a desk away from people I knew and sat down. I didn’t want to be distracted. My luck had a different opinion though. After I sat down more people came in the hall and filled out all the spots but that was not the bad part. You see, I was expecting all the seats to be filled. What I was not expecting was sitting in direct view of a student with his butt hanging out of his jeans. I am not talking about that “hip” thing where your jeans hang low and everyone can see your underwear. The guy was airing his butt! He was sitting on his frickin’ belt!

A few moments later the faint aroma of shit reached me. I don’t know who it was. Either someone had soiled themselves because of all the stress or they could had stepped in dog shit. All I know was that I was being mooned and could smell shit.

I counted backwards from 10 and I refrained from taking deep breaths. I focused my mind elsewhere. I filled in my details on the papers in front of me and read the first couple of questions of the exam though the front page (I consider this a skill) and tried to think.

The time came and the tutor informed us that we could open our booklets and start the exam. I opened mine and read the first two questions again. They were not making any sense. I moved on to the next page. Nop, still nothing. I felt like the words in front of me had lost all meaning. I moved on to the last page which was of course the last question and it made sense! That was it! That was were I was going to begin. I started writing and writing and once everything I could think of was on the answer booklet I moved back to the previous questions. Everything was making sense now. I was in the zone and I couldn’t stop writing.

Almost 3 hours later and I was still writing. My hand was throbbing but I ignored it. I kept writing until I suddenly stopped. I still had 20 minutes but my brain was finally empty. Everything I could possibly come up with as answers to the questions was now on the paper so I decided to see what I had done. I counted the pages.

14 pages! I hadn’t stopped for 14 pages! I was amazed! Not everything I wrote was relevant but it was correct. If they give me marks for half the stuff on there, I’ve passed.

The next 3 exams are all next week (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). These will be tougher because I won’t have much time in between to revise as much as I’d like but for now I’m not worrying. I have a few days before Tuesday to prepare for them.

11 thoughts on “1 down 3 to go

  1. This why I am glad for two things. That I did 100% of my university studies online, avoiding the shit smelling ass crack horror like you experienced today and that I am DONE with college. LOL

    I’m sure you’ll do very well!!

  2. Congratulations!

    Just think of that feeling that you will no doubt get next Friday when you have finished all your exams.

    I am quite jealous actually, I am quite looking forward to my degree being over. Not that I’m not enjoying it, as I love it but I have had enough of being a student for now.

  3. Congrats, you’re that much closer to being done!

    I’m sorry you had to deal with the Moon Man from Planet Shit. That’s…. nasty. REALLY nasty!

  4. Super! I hope you are as inspired on the rest of your exams and that they go just as well for you (but, without the olfactory distractions)….unless that was what actually unlocked the ‘smart pheromones’ for you. Remember, if you get hung up, you might try crapping in you pants. If nothing else, you might get excused from the test and a temporary stay of execution. 😉

  5. First one down and you’re almost there! *hugs*

    Wow, and about the low waisted-belt sitting-ass crack-pootankerous-smellin-dude in the front of you. WHAT?? Can he not feel the breeze that’s happening back there?

    I’m so sorry you had to endure THAT and somebody needs to help that guy to just say no to crack!

  6. Katie :: Thank you sweetie pie! *mwah*

    Lucy :: Rub it in, won’t you? LOL Cheers hun!

    Sarah :: I know, I can’t wait for Friday to come! Your final year will fly by. Trust me.

    diz :: Thank youuuu! I’m counting down the days! It was horrible, all I could think was I can’t believe this is happening.

    Etienne :: Oh dear! Crap my pants? I haven’t done that since I was a baby! I wouldn’t do that on purpose ever! I’d rather fail the test. LOL

    Musing :: Thanks! You have no idea how hard it was. All I could think was throwing that guy my pencil case and getting out my hand sanitiser just so I could smell something nice.

    Meesh :: Aw, thanksss!! *hugs* Judging by his looks that guy has no idea which planet he’s even on! He looks like a real geek. I guess that’s what happens when you are studying one of the geekiest degrees at uni.

  7. OYE…I wouldn’t have been able to concentrate with the butt crack shit smell. You are a much better person than I! Thank goodness you were able to get into that “zone”. There is nothing worse than looking at an exam and not being able to concentrate. Ugh, I hate when that happens.

    Best of luck on the rest of the exams 🙂

  8. Lisa :: I don’t know how I managed it. I think my inner defence mechanism kicked in and I was able to block everything around me from invading my brain and causing a meltdown. Thanks for the wishes. Let’s hope everything goes well. 🙂

    Heather :: Wow, it must suck to have to face this every time. I nearly snapped and it only happened once!

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