Before going to a hostel, every student starts wondering what kind of roommates fate has in stock for them. There are different kinds of roommates like, the obsessively clean roommate, the dominating roommate, the incorrigibly abusive roommate, the stinky roommate, the alcoholic/smoker roommate, and lastly the douchebag roommate. Obviously, everyone wants to get a good and humble roommate but well, not everyone is that fortunate.

Now, if you try to correct your incorrigibly abusive roommate, you definitely will be welcomed with more abuses. So, that can’t be helped. Case closed.

For your obsessively clean roommate, well, it’s a blessing in disguise since hostel life is pretty laid back for most kids. Hence, students don’t really keep their rooms clean except for those few roommates. I do agree, keeping the room clean is a drag. ūüėõ

As for the stinky roommate, well, sometimes even gas masks are not enough to bear with the smell.

The alcoholic/smoker roommate will be the reason why your room will reek of alcohol and cigarette smoke. You might try to stop him for his sake and yours but, it is all going to go in vain.

The douchebag roommate, he is the¬†most vexing of all. And, he is so damn stupid. He might call you up and tell you that he really needs you because, it’s an emergency. He will make it sound really serious and hence, no matter where you are or what you are doing, you rush to him just to find out that he is in a desperate need of your hotspot to recharge his cellphone. Because, the other people on the floor are dead and brick and mortar cellphone recharge shops are non existent in the 21st century. That lazy ass b**** !! -_-

Moreover, if you guys come from the same city, then he might ask you to get some of his stuff from his house. This stuff¬†can exceed 8 kgs at times, and hence cause a hell lot of inconvenience at the airport. You can obviously tell him about the inconvenience. But, keep your guards up since he might say, “No bro, your stuff will weigh 7 kgs only and mine is going to be 8 kgs. It won’t be a problem, I guarantee you that.” Yes, He knows how much your baggages are going to weigh since he is¬†your mom and he is going to pack your bag for you. Stupid jerk. This douchebag is probably going to be hated by most your floor mates as well.

This is not even the end of it. Some of them, for some reason, keep the fans and the AC on high speed, and on¬†top of that they will pile themselves up with layers of blankets. Now, why can’t they just turn down the fans and the AC if they are feeling so cold. For some reason, they are hell bent on creating an igloo. And yes, they might not listen to you when they are listening to music on their speakers, even though you need to study. Of course, because headphones don’t exist. Such big chu***** they are!!





The Diplomatic Life:

Engineering life is always going to be filled with diplomacy. This is an essential skill that sooner or later almost all engineering students have to and will develop. This particular skill usually comes in handy and might backfire if not executed with proficiency.

Where is this art of diplomacy used ?

Everywhere. Yes, even with friends sometimes. Deadlines and submissions and university exams play a major role in teaching us how to be diplomatic.

Especially when you need a signature from your professor on the project or practical record you worked so hard on, diplomacy proves to be a saviour. Generally, most of the professors, they go through your records and make sure to find faults in it no matter how insignificant that particular subject is in your stream. And, when they do find faults they will ask you to rectify the mistakes even though it is a really small and silly mistake. They also make sure that they send you back a couple of times. Because, it just feels so good to get sent back without getting any kind of acknowledgement for the record you worked your ass off on completing.

This is exactly the point in time where you need to be diplomatic and cook up stories in order to get your work done in time. Otherwise, you will be served with a decorated stamp of arrear. Who doesn’t want that ?

Real life application you ask ?

Let me tell you a little story of a friend who lied his ass off to get a signature for his engineering graphics record. He had been under tremendous pressure owing to the approaching deadline and workload. So, after finally completing his work he went to his lab incharge. And, as usual the professor started finding faults in his record. This went on for three straight days. Sounds fun doesn’t it? After becoming totally frustrated with that shit, he visited his lab in charge and told him that he had not been able to complete his file properly due to various family and personal problems. As for his family and personal problems…well…He killed off his still alive grandmother and he stated his wish of dropping out of engineering because of all the pressure. He told the professor how he had been under depression medications and how he had become a victim to insomnia. Well, to support his insomnia story, he did have dark circles thanks to the all night CS marathon in the hostel. I do feel that killing off his grandmother wasn’t a necessity.¬†But, ok. To top it off towards the end, he told the professor how he found him to be the only understanding and supportive professor in the entire university. This little ego boost served as the perfect icing to his story. Soon after this his file was signed with no further delay.


                                         LEARN DIPLOMACY.