I have always been an outstanding student.(for those who did not get the pun,well,yes an out-standing student). It is fun to be one and I love to be one. While people, in general, I love them especially the one that keeps you away from and outside the class (yes, outstanding)
In the eight schools that I have studied in(this I hope is my last school, being my last year in the same).I did not get any punishments for quite three months in this three months(for me, of course) which I joined this very year. I was shocked with myself. Punishments and I - closest of best friends. How can a best friend betray you? I then realised that it was I who had got betrayed (yes, by my thoughts). A friend never betrays you.
Yes, your guess is right. My puzzlement did not last long. On 6th August 2008, I was honorary receiver of my first punishments. My punishments have always been for some unreasonable reason and this was not an exception. But this time, for the first time in all my punishment life, I had a company. Yes, my neighbour and bench-mate. We were discussing about Accountancy (it was accountancy class, the only subject I like apart from English) and we had hardly exchanged a word when our teacher shouted
“Aathithee and Vinodhinee, get up”. We stood up, obliged. And you know what the teacher’s next words were - “Get out” We went out from the very last bench. I bent down my head as if I was ashamed (it was actually to control my laughter and if I couldn’t to hide it, at least) and yes! finally out!!!….My neighbour and I did not look at each other at all when we were out. (call it ‘laughterphobia’, if you want)and here too, my joy did not last long.
Your guess is right (again). Both of us were called in sooner than I had expected and I expressed my apologies to the teacher - just a formality, nothing more or less. My teacher seemed to have hypothesized the motive behind my pardon and was oblivious to it. I was really on cloud nine and it was complete fun standing outside and watching the proceedings of the corridor. It is fun, I guratee; experience it at least once (please take my advice, I do not use it anyway). I hope fervently that college has its own set of punishments!! I would like to end with two things- one a ’sincere’ apology from an ‘outstanding’ student to an outstanding teacher(really), i.e., my accountancy teacher and two, a ton of thanks for you readers for putting up with me…
T. VINODHINEE, Std XII, B.S. Mootha Girls Senior Secondary School
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