My first day at college was a huge letdown, to say the least. By the way, I study at the College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET).
I was told that given my personality, I’d get ragged by pretty much everyone on campus. So I was prepared for the worst. I’d even taken a spare change of clothes, just in case I got beaten up really really badly. I wasn’t. But now I wish I was. It would have been way more entertaining to have been beaten up to a pulp than to have to spend three hours listening to the Principal and Dean (no offence to either of them) yapping on and on about how great the college was and about how we were the ‘cream’ (Given a choice, I’d prefer to be referred to as the crème de la crème) of students in Kerala. I’m seriously confused now. What about the students who didn’t make it to CET? By the same analogy, what are they? They’re just milk? Or curd? Well, you get my drift… One of the professors even went on to claim (in a moment of truly outstanding dizziness) that CET was the best engineering college in the country! Seems like he hasn’t heard of the IITs, IIITs, NITs, BITS or pretty much any decent engineering college outside Kerala.
But then again, everyone was given FREE tea and biscuits at the end of the three hours so maybe it wasn’t that bad… I mean seriously, who doesn’t like free tea?