Yesterday, I was going through one of the articles in newspaper which reminded me of my school days. I was one of the most studious, sincere and bla..bla..bla. in my class. But who cares for dat?? Certainly, my siblings! Perplexed?? I know…. But u know, the great disadvantage of having elder brother who is the most idle son, idle student and is that u r constantly compared to him. Same was the case with me and my sis.
But I was sincere doesn’t mean that I wasn’t scolded by my teachers. I want to share some of the incidents on which I was severely punished by my teachers, either due to my stupidity or bcoz I was trying to act over-smart.
I don’t remember a single teacher of mine (except dat of maths which only consisted of numbers) who hasn’t scolded me for my cacography. But I never paid attention to their remarks. Now sometimes I feel envy of the 1st class students who have better handwriting than me but I console myself by saying “ yaar ab to e-mail ka jamana hai”.
I remember, it was back in my 9th standard, in history class; our teacher was reciting the chapter as we were scrutinizing the lines. Suddenly mam paused…….. shouted …….Sudeeeeeeeppp (my partner)…… who is sitting wid u??
Sudeep:- mam, Mohit.
ME:- still looking into the book.
Sudeep tugged me. I gaped at him as everyone looked at me.
Mam:- r u day-dreaming?? I stood up, unable to understand wat was the fuss about…… , kept mum.
On another occasion I didn’t complete my English homework. The teacher asked who hasn’t done home-work. I raised my hand and saw I was the sole person. I knew many more wudn’t hv done but never told mam.
MAM:- come here.
My heart sank. My throat turned dry. I went. She adjusted her bangles and then my necktie and bang! Bang! on my cheek. I became red like tomato. The next time u come without it and I will throw u out of this window. I wondered she could hv admonished me as it was my first time.
I remember wearing my white canvas shoes on Thursday. On one day I forgot to polish them. The PT teacher called me and asked wats the color of ur shoes? I thought yaar aaj to gaya. I thought why not to bring smile to his face. I said in a joking way. Sir, Blackish white. I thought he wud also sneer but he pulled my ear n told me to take 10 rounds of the playground.
But I feel gud today that I have studied in an environment of strict discipline which always imbibes good qualities which u ought to carry throughout ur life.