Monday, 21 September 2015

Bonus Post: Life's Like That (in which my IQ is lower than desirable)

I was sitting in the school assembly. Being bored, as usual. I'd been there for a good twenty, thirty minutes, my chair was uncomfortable and for some reason someone decided that it would be a good idea to leave the fan off even though it was Queensland. 

Why. 

There were sports reports talking sports I didn't do, promos for courses I didn't want to do and long reports about something or another that I wasn't really listening to. There were places I'd rather be, like in bed. Sleeping. 

Then they called up the ICAS winners. (ICAS is a voluntary government exam. Or something. I'm not too terribly sure.) When I take the test, I usually don't do too well on it because I suck at government exams so I'll get a participation certificate in class. Everyone who did, um, good, in the exam gets a certificate in assembly. 

I was a bit confused because I hadn't gotten my participation for the English test yet, and I decided I must have done better than normal and gotten a distinction. It was certainly a possibility because I'm not an idiot. (Well, I say I'm not an idiot...) 

Everyone for the distinctions were called up, and I was certainly confused because I was still firmly rooted in my chair. Did I get a high distinction? That was improbable, but hey. I wasn't going to complain if I got a high distinction. 

Imagine my excitement. A participation to a high distinction? I WAS AWESOME, PEOPLE!!! 

Then, my name wasn't called. What? What was going on? Assembly was suddenly a lot more exciting. I sat forwards in my chair, ignoring the heat, humidity and boredom of the weekly assembly. 

One last category. 

One girl in grade twelve. 

Top 2% in Queensland. 

I WAS A GENIUS!!!

Then someone else's name was called. I sat, stunned, for a solid thirty seconds wondering what had happened. Then, it hit me. 

I had forgotten that I didn't even take the test. 

8 comments:

  1. XDD Oh no! Despite your pain, I have to tell you that this is a funny story. I'm sorry you weren't distinguished, but thanks for sharing it with us anyway!

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    1. Hahaha, I'm glad you were entertained! I laughed more than I was sad about it, so it was all good in the end. It's all good, I wasn't expecting to get an award anyways so it just provided an interesting story to tell at the supper table.

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  2. You just made me snort aloud in the middle of a very quiet library! Thanks for the great story!

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    1. :D you're welcome!!! I hope you didn't get in any trouble :)

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  3. *headdesk* That must have been the worst disappointment ever. I'm sure you're still a genius, just a forgetful one with far too many genius matters to think about than some foolish, mortal exam.

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    1. Yeah, I was crushed for a few seconds before I realized how hilarious it was. Yes, exactly! Those exams don't test genius, anyways, it must be why I'm not very good at them.

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  4. oh. My. God. I'M CRYING. Though honestly, we can be forgetful chrimps together. I HAD TO SNORT ON MY HOT CHOCOLATE. And hey, geniuses have more pressing matter on their minds than such trvial things. Like how to take over the world. And be smart. So don't you fret, I am still in awe of your smarts. Psh, mortal matters these days. Smh.

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    1. That's what I'm here for! :) We really do. Other people can take care of the government tests for us, we're busy being awesome. Thank you :) that makes one of us. I still can't believe that I forgot the crucial detail of the fact that I didn't take the test. That was the first year I didn't take it, but still. *facepalm*

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