ENGINEERING 106 :

dirty laundry

CHUDDY BUDDY !!!

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. ūüėõ

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 ¬†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. ūüėõ

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. ūüėÄ

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. ūüėõ

HAPPY WASHING GUYS !!!

 

 

 

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ENGINEERING 105 :

DOUCHEBAG ROOMMATES :

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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!!

DOUCHY ROOMIES FOR LIFE !!

(LET’S HOPE NOT.)

ENGINEERING 104 :

THE HOSTEL DEMONS :

The hostel demons are those who interfere with almost everything that you do. They snatch away your freedom, and they expect you to listen to everything they say even if it sounds ludicrous.¬†Like scavengers, these demons come¬†and confiscate everything they find inappropriate or against the “hostel rules”. And sometimes, they even take away things they simply develop a liking for. Thieves !! -.-

The demons/thieves are also known as WARDENS.

During festivals like Diwali and Holi, the wardens are given orders to prevent any kind of celebrations  from happening inside the hostel. Even birthday parties are not allowed. In fact, some colleges even charge students with a colossal fine if caught celebrating birthday parties.  Because, being born and celebrating the one day that is special to you and your loved ones is such a transgression.

Diwali is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil. For us hostellers, the wardens are the real Raavans. Every single person in the hostel wishes for them to crash and burn in hell.

P.S. : Even here there is going to be at least one jerk who will act like the warden’s puppy.¬†Any kind of violation of hostel rules is brought to the warden’s knowledge by this moron.

Now let me narrate a very cool Diwali story to you.

THE DIWALI STORY.

It was finally the time of the year when India lights up and adds aesthetic beauty to our already beautiful Mother Earth. The festival of lights, the most awaited festival was here and we had succeeded in sneaking in firecrackers into the hostel. Pretty much every other hosteller had done it. A few people had cleaned and decorated their rooms, and had lit up diyas as well. Traditional clothes could be seen everywhere and an ecstatic feeling lingered in the atmosphere. Deep inside we all knew that it was going to be a blast later that night. Literally. 

After the normal Diwali celebrations, war broke out between our hostel and the adjacent hostel. Our neighbours had fire power. We had brains. They threw a light bulb on us and broke the hostel window, we aimed rockets at them and threw fire crackers at them¬†with accuracy. Fire crackers and slangs were being ¬†exchanged in full swing. We were pumped up with adrenaline and, our egos would not let us give in to our neighbours. Hence, we did not give up. To get a better aim, we went to our hostel’s terrace. We climbed up to the highest part. From there we spotted a guy sitting on the terrace of our adjacent hostel. This was the perfect chance to show them that we were the best (It was a really stupid thing to do honestly. Throwing fire crackers around on others is a very serious thing but, I still can’t figure out how or why this war broke out in the first place, and why we so willingly participated in it.) Anyway, to prove our superiority, we took out the loudest cracker that we had. Everything was in place and everyone was in position. On the count of three, we lit it and tossed it towards the guy. The cracker carried all our hopes in it. It had the potential to bring the trophy home. It traced the perfect trajectory and¬†fell right on the persons’s lap, and then………¬†BOOM !!¬†Our aim was perfect. It burst as loudly as it could. It thundered. But, what we saw because of the light emitted from the cracker made our day.

The person sitting on the roof was the warden and the cracker had fallen on his lungi. And, when he realised what he had been offered with, he stood up and started jumping around like a monkey.¬†We ran back to our respective rooms as fast as we could. This was our victory. For the first time, everyone involved had become¬†Lord Ram. There was unity and peace. I do feel bad for the warden but then again, revenge is a dish best served cold. Though it wasn’t supposed to happen. It was a BLAST !!

Good had triumphed once again, or was it evil that triumphed…? ūüėõ

HOSTELLERS ARE NOT TO BE MESSED WITH.

 

 

ENGINEERING 102 :

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.

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