Saturday, March 29, 2008

Another Big Day!

Earlier today just before noon, I glanced through my notes for the final time. I was inspired to do my earnest by a dear friend who emailed me
"
  • An economics professor at school had a strict policy that the hourly examinations were to be completed at the bell and anyone who kept writing on their exam after the bell would take a zero on the exam.

    Well, one guy kept writing on his exam for a while after the bell and then confidently strode up to turn it in. The professor looked at him and said, "Don't bother to hand that paper in... you get a zero for continuing after the bell."

    The guy looked at him and said, "Professor, do you know who I am!"

    The professor replied, "No, and I don't care if your dad is president of the United States...you get a zero on this exam"

    The guy, with a enraged look on his face, shouted, "You mean you have no idea who I am?"

    The professor responded, "No, I've no idea who you think you are.“

  • With that, the guy said "Good!" plunged his exam into the middle of the stack of other student's exams, and did a hasty retreat from the examination room!


Good Luck! "

That, I thought, would be my precise course of action! And I confidently got into the car and drove off to the center which is situated just behind Ampang Park. Hmm...this would be a good time for me to and have a look-see at what's going on in there as the last time I set foot in Ampang Park was like...a decade ago! But a glance at the time and I decided no, perhaps next time. I do, after all, would like to have a good table, one which I would not have to squeeze in - perhaps, somewhere near to the front and on the side. Hmm...unlike school days where almost everyone wanted the rear table and near to the door! Oops!

Anyway, at the center, I signed myself in and found our sittings have been prearranged - I had to squeeze in to the middle section! Still, in a way I could consider myself lucky as I was like totally surrounded by ladies! And one of the ladies, a sprightly young Chinese, kept turning around engaging me in small talks. "Aha!" my mind went, "this must be a good sign!" Er...mind you, I mean for the examinations and nothing else. And that lady, she must be feeling jittery and trying ways to calm herself. Poor lass, I would comfort her were my heart unoccupied already.

Soon, the invigilator walked in and handed us a piece of blank paper. And I was smiling to myself thinking "Aha! This would be the guy I will be having a showdown with (as the email above)!" But soon my smile faded away when we were informed that all Q&A will be done using the PC they had provided for each of us! That, left me thinking "Hello!!! Just how on earth am I going to follow my dear friend's advice above?" This is not good...not good at all! And all throughout the allocated time of 2hours I was mumbling to myself at the turn of events. But Alhamdulillah, Allah is Most Kind, the set of questions randomly picked by the PC for me contained only 6 mind boggling calculation questions and I am now a qualified agent.

Now, comes the difficult part...

2 comments:

Kata Tak Nak said...

In a few months you would be most promising agent. In a year, agent of the year earning 5 figures and in 2 years area manager earning more and in 3 years ..... . Hey all good endings start with a fream you know.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

That's most kind of you, thank you :) Off course, I would like to earn 5 figures and more. But life lessons have taught me to take one step at a time - no more the gung ho I was many years ago.