What I think of during exams

Today I did the first exam of this exam period. It went quite well, I’m pretty sure I didn’t fail, so that is good. But there is something I really have to get off my chest… Dear university, do you know anything about proportions at all? Do you know what a human body looks like, or the average paper? Apparently, you don’t. Let me tell you. The average male in Belgium is said to be 1.80 m, and the average woman 1.68 m. And, as I can tell you from experience, this doesn’t mean that men have 160 cm legs, and women don’t have 140 cm legs. So please leave enough space in height between the seat and the table. Thank you. Next to that we are often told to hold a straight back when writing. But when you leave space in width between the seat and the table, this means you can sit comfortable but are not able to write, or sit ‘curved’ and be able to write. This is also caused by the fact that the tables are terribly low. To finish the list, the average paper is A4, which means its height is 29,7 cm. It would be much appreciated if you would make the tables at least that big, or even slightly bigger. But honestly, 15 cm doesn’t really work out. Especially not when there’s someone sitting in front of you (who’s also doing an attempt to lean back in order to avoid back pain).

And then I haven’t even told you about the stairs. As soon as you have this big room, the stairs are a big challenge. There is but one way to come down: by walking in morse. Also, thanks to the accoustic qualisties, everyone can hear you coming down in the most clumsy way.

Gotta love university, right?

Fortunately we often get normal tables and chairs these days, because we’re such a small group. That’s an advantage. The bigger your group, the worse it gets, often. So there are positive things about obscure studies!

Since I had an exam today, I decided to take a little time off. Tonight more studying will follow, since my following exam is Thursday, and it will be hard, but as for now I’m having a tiny little break. That’s already lasting 1,5 hour. Okay. I stumbled upon a very funny video though, that actually made me laugh – which might have something to do with sleep deprivation and exam humour – in which they ask hipsters about made up bands. I’m not sure if it’s real, because if it is, those people are pretty lame… But at the same time, it’s really funny. So if you want to take a break too, here ya go:

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  1. NotAPunkRocker

     /  January 13, 2015

    Good luck with your exams πŸ˜€

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  2. Lol, I am pretty sure it’s real actually.
    Good luck with exams & assignments!
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  3. Exam time already. Good luck. Next time just move your table and when they are you why you did, deny it lol

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    • Hahaha, if onyl that were possible! But this room had fixed tables and chairs. I’m going to search for a good picture of it, because this description is not very clear. But it’s not like you have a choice unfortunately πŸ˜₯

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  4. Shush your noise and do your homework.

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  5. I come from the theatre in the UK and there we say ‘break a leg’ you will have to look it up if you don’t understand because if explain in writing it will have the opposite effect …. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Yes, I was a wannbe actress with some success and then an agent in the Theatre and Film business with more success. I loved it and regret giving up but feel pretty fortunate that I was able to do it for the years that I did! πŸ™‚

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    • Oh wow, that sounds so cool! I would love to work in a theatre some day. Above all where there are dancers of course… Even when I’m not the one dancing, but maybe like you, an agent or something. It seems so interesting to me πŸ™‚

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      • Its the best option – I was an actor and loved it but was not destined to make my living acting. I still occasionally do a turn for a theatre group but I got such value and joy fro representing other artists. If you want advice later gimme a call … I was quite successful πŸ˜‰

      • Hey yeah, I’m going to keep that in mind for sure! I would love to hear your stories and advice πŸ˜€

  7. Good luck, I hope you tell us good news soon! πŸ™‚

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