We are waiting to be called in the exam room. The time goes by and we’re all telling each other how we are not ready for this and dreading the exam. Some laugh nervously, others sit in a corner and one is in the wrong place altogether. Seriously, he’s meant to be somewhere else for a different exam but he doesn’t know. He realises he should had gone in with the previous group and tries to convince us that we are all wrong and it is us who are waiting in the wrong place. He goes to check and we never see him again.
Then one of the examiners opens the doors to let us in to the room. We all take our seats and so I choose a desk as far away from people as possible. Today everything seems more informal, it is a smaller room than last week’s and the examiners are not as uptight. We sit down and within 5 minutes we are casually told that we can now start.
I begin to read.
1. This question is on UML and OCL, the…
-Candymaaaaaaaaan! Hey! Candy Maaaaaan!
– No, this can’t be happening. I thought it was over!
– Who can take the sunriiiiise?
– No! No! Shut up!
the Object Constraint Language. The following type diagram represents a…
– Sprinkle it with dewwww…
– Arghhh! Stop it!
– Cover it with chocolate and a miracle or twoooo
– This is not good.
I keep reading through the rest of the questions and try to answer what I can while this plays over and over in my head.
– The candy man can ’cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste goooooood…
By the second hour of the exam I have surrendered to the madness. My feet now move along to the full on band going off in my head in dolby surround.
– Talk about your childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes!
How can you be upset about doing crappy on an exam when you have this song in your head?
– Who can take the rainbow (who can take the rainboooow)
Wrap it in a sigh (wrap it in a siiiiigh)
Soak it in the sun
And make a groovy lemon pie?
Yes, there were backing vocals too. Why does my brain hate me? Why won’t the voices in my head stop torturing me at the worst possible times?