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Sunday, November 30, 2003
Eid came, Eid went. Now exams have come, and they are here to stay.
The mid-term exams are here as usual, again after the Eid. I don’t know why but the university guys always like to give exams as our Eidi. Such a great Eidi it is, as it lingers for one whole week. Every morning in that week, we wake up, open our eyes so that we could find our books, and then search for those chapters which we have studied. Then after a couple of minutes, we leave the books, cursing them and their authors, and then reach the university where our maqtal (execution-house) waits for us in the form of examination-hall.
OK, I know not all examination-halls are maqtals. In fact, some are very comfortable for sitting in and relaxing. I remember that on some occassions I had lazily kept sitting in the hall after attempting the whole test. But most of the time, I just get out after I am finished with the test. Sometimes even without re-checking my answers. How I pay for it is another matter.
So, the bottom line is that the mid-terms are starting from tomorrow, and that I should go and study, and that I shouldn’t take them as a piece of cake, as they are not the traditional kind of Eidi we get.
Wish me luck!