dirty laundry


One of the biggest crisis that occurs in a hostel during your engineering life, is the underwear crisis. This is a big challenge and a pain. You need to wash your undergarments and other clothes timely in order not to run out of them. And, those who are not used to this, like myself, usually complain and cry a lot about it. The good thing about home is that, apart from the amazing food you get there, there is always a washing machine or at least someone who willingly washes your clothes (Maybe not willingly, but you get the point).

Hostels can get really weird at times. One of my friend’s was once scolded by her warden for washing her laundry at 3 am in the night. Firstly, why at 3 am? And secondly, who scolds and gets pissed at people for washing clothes? Both of them weirdos. ๐Ÿ˜›

Some people go crazy about the fact that they have to wash their undergarments and all so regularly and like my friend, what they do is, when it’s time to go home on a vacation, they take all their dirty clothes and put them in a separate bag, and carry another bag with clean clothes, then they take yet another empty bag with them so that they can get back some food from their home sweet home. To me, they don’t really have to carry so many bags, like the separate bag ย with the dirty laundry, but yes, the empty suitcase is very essential. It is a bag of hopes. Just imagine, you are all set to go home, your parents are eagerly waiting to finally meet you after so long. They buy all the essential snacks and drinks, and they prepare your favourite dishes. You finally reach home, and your mother is overjoyed to see you. With tears of joy in her eyes she comes to embrace you, but before that happens you say to her, “Mommy, dirty laundry in this bag alert! Please get it washed for me.” Well, poor mommy. I hope no one does that. ๐Ÿ˜›

Washing your undergarments actually teaches you how to manage your time. In this dreadful challenge, you have to calculate how many undergarments you have left with you, how long they are going to last, and when is the best time to wash the dirty ones. If it’s your exam time, like the semester exams, then you need to wash them up, and if you have only 3-4 undergarments left then get to it immediately. This, I learnt the hard way.

But yes, it does improve your management skills in some way at least. This is me trying to find the good in having to wash my dirty laundry.

Nah, I still hate it. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m pretty sure all those who hate washing their laundry will get used to it soon. I finally understand my mother’s pain when it comes to having to wash the dirty clothes. I complain when it comes to washing my own clothes, she deals with the entire family’s clothes man.

Still hate it though. ๐Ÿ˜›










At any point in time during holidays, even if it is a preparation leave, an engineering student will not study or even touch his books unless and until, it is the night before the examination.

It is a known fact, that any engineering student, at any point in time, even if given a year for preparation for his examinations, will make sure that he tries his best to complete his portion no matter what only on the night before the exam.

It’s not last minute revision. For that you actually need to know at least a bit about the subject. Hence, we simply call it preparation.

Why ?

Obviously, because even if it is supposed to be a preparation leave, for an engineering student it is nothing more than another short lived summer vacation. This is the time when smokers smoke to the fullest, alcoholics drink till they end up throwing up and couples…well….they just sit anywhere and everywhere. During this preparation leave the campus looks as lively as it ever can.

In the first day of the preparation leave, there lingers an euphoric sense of freedom in the atmosphere. And, as the days pass by, this feeling starts dwindling down. Soon, it is replaced by a feeling of captivity and frustration.

When exactly does this happen?

The night before the actual exam.


Here, a lot of interesting things happen. Some learn new skills, some enhance them and others discover their skills. This is exactly where students excel at being creative.ย If you know what I mean…

The theory papers are relatively easy as most of the questions are straight forward. Hence, the amount of stress during these exams are less. But, when it comes to practical examinations. They are a real pain in the ass. Still some of them like, Chemistry, Physics and Computer practicals are easy to manage with a bit of luck but when it comes to subjects like Engineering Graphics, well, you just want to get over with it. They set a question paper which they themselves will most likely fail in if asked to answer it properly. They will fail in it no matter how many times they give the exam and, even if each time the questions stay unaltered. Every student fears practical exams. If you are not a mechanical engineer or civil engineer or an architect student then, this particular subject, Engineering Graphics is totally useless. Every single person fears failing in this subject. I’d rather drop out of engineering than having to repeat Engineering Graphics. I’d rather be drafting a plan to blow up the University than having to draft projections and sections of solids.

The only reason why we ask for the exam schedule is to know when it ends.

Lastly, almost every student relies on the relative grading system to pass and secure a good grade even if they don’t score that well. But, the bitter truth is that there is always going to be at least one student who will top the examinations letting every students grades and expectations down.

What to do with such a person?

Shoot the son of a b****!!

Examination kills !! -.-