Thursday, February 5, 2009

Testing Center Fun

I had a fun little experience at the testing center today. Anyone who has been inside of a college testing center knows that you don't mess around. Testing centers are serious, and seriously quiet. Well I had the lovely opportunity to go and take a test for my research methods class (which i was quite nervous for). For some reason the testing center was really busy and it felt like the hundreds or thousands of desks were even closer than usual. Well as I was part way through my test I realized I had made a stupid mistake and filled in the bubble on the wrong question number! so I took my eraser and rubbed away at. Once I was done I just couldn't leave those ugly eraser bits, you know the ones I'm talking about, the little gray, lead covered rubber bits the eraser leaves behind? I HATE them. So I decided I would try to wipe them off. That didn't work so well because it started smudging my answers. So I figured I would blow those bits off. I took a deep breath and blew out on my paper, but air didn't come out, my gum did! I would have blown really hard if that gum hadn't been there, because the gum bounced twice across and off my desk and landed on the backpack of the person next to me! I was a little embarrassed, and didn't know what to do. I didn't want to just leave it there, but it didn't seem like anyone had noticed. I decided I had better retrieve it, so I reached over and down to get it off of the back pack, when it's owner realized i was headed for his bag, saw the gum, and gave me a disgusted look (it was somewhat deserved, but still... rude). I quickly grabbed the gum and tried to find somewhere to put it, and when I finally had it put away I couldn't help but chuckle a little bit to myself. But then the chuckling lead to full on laughter -which attracted the attention of the testing center proctor who walks up and down the aisles to make sure no one is cheating. She walked past my desk like ten times watching me, trying to figure out what the commotion was about (that made me feel like a criminal or something). So... the moral of the story is, never chew gum when you are taking a test! Or at least think about the fact that you have gum in your mouth and secure it before you try to blow away irritating eraser bits so you won't have to re-live my little mishap.


Kayli said...

Haha! I probably would've been traumatized if that happened to me. That's funny though!

Heather said...

This is hilarious! I'm really glad you decided to share your testing center experience; it gave me a good laugh. :)

Rachel Lowry said...

Your story just made my day. I so wish I was there!