One hot summer afternoon, my friend and I were sitting in the back bench waiting for the class to get over desperately. Our poor Professor was talking mostly to himself and we were kind of going crazy, so with nothing better do and bored out of life, I start taking notes zealously. My friend Meenakshi was snoring nearby, and I had written 4 full pages of actual notes when my concentration drifted off, and I started penning down the lyrics to my favourite song. "Words by Boyzone.. Smile an everlasting smile...."
Suddenly, I heard the sweetest sentence "That's it for today class. See you next week." And my friend finally woke up from her deep slumber. We were waiting for sir to walk out, but he seemed to have other plans. He asked "Someone please get up and summarise what we learnt today." So as expected of every student we kept our gaze intently focussed on our desks and waited for him to give up.
But unfortunately, he happened to know our names and called out the name of my friend. I was thrilled and couldn't control my laughter, I was sure she did not even know which class was going on. She got up and gave him an apologetic look, hoping he would just let go, but he was insistent, he even suggested she could read from her notes. She was staring blankly at her notebook, that was filled with tic-tac-toes that we were playing in the previous class.
After letting her get embarrassed for a few minutes, I passed her my notebook, where I had taken notes for the first half of the class. Relieved, she started reading out what I had written. As she was approaching the end of the 4th page, i whispered.. "That's enough, That's all I have, don't turn the page.." But she couldn't hear me and turned the page and kept reading "Smile.. an everlasting smile.." and abruptly stopped when she finally realised that it was not related to Internet programming anymore. Me and the people sitting in the previous bench burst out laughing. Our professor had somehow missed the song being read, but he was not happy with the commotion at the back.
Angrily he said, "She is doing fine, why are you people disturbing her? You sit down." And pointing to me angrily he said "Rashmi, you stand up and continue." So there I was standing clueless, no idea of what to say and my friend sniggering nearby. Sometimes life is just unfair.