Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Its all in a CHIT...

Engineering is known to test many aspects of one's personality in 4 years..Of course,brains not being a part of it..But this one is about one (verrry important) specific aspect - LUCK !

As they say,once upon a chit..
Its the same old story every time..everyone prepares..almost everyone leaves one (or a few) assignments on option..and then everyone prays NOT to get that chit..
The discussions outside the labs all concern the CHIT.."I wish i get ---" or "Oh god.plz not ---". A piece of paper of utmost important that one by one people go inside ,their expressions on reading the chit are worth a watch...Some see gods smiling on them through that piece of paper..while some others have the instant expression "What in the name of devil did I do to deserve this???"

The feeling when you get inside the lab cannot be put in words..papers all over the desk..all waiting to be picked..all perfectly hiding the prized chit..the mind goes through random search and hands land on one..but eyes look at another..and heart says yet another..

Then there are theories about the chit."Prof.XYZ is known for keeping difficult ones in centre","Prof.ABC keeps the easiest one at the bottom.",etc.If these are all true ,the poor last person is left with all that he/she doesnt want !

Getting the chit changed is getting another aspect of your personality tested - negotiability ! Even if that does work , you are left to the mercy of another chit !
Getting the simplest assignment is a matter of sheer luck..(I have been lucky twice now \m/)..but getting a difficult one and then successfully completing it is a completely different victory...

So well,as they say "Fortune favours...umm ..just any lucky picker " actually :D
So this one is for all those who dint get the rite chit in CL1..Just one more practical left now..just one more chit...Better luck this time guys ! ;)

Happy reading :)

P.S. : Any peculiar experiences with the chits are welcome in the form of comments :)


  1. Hehe :-) so true !! Nicely put in a humorous way ! :)

    Sometimes it so happens that you are _destined_ to do a particular program. I remember the RVPL exam. Had got that SQL simulation for the mock. Convincing myself that lightning doesnt strike the same place twice, i conviniently skipped that program while preparing for the final..only to pick up the same chit in the final exam... learned my lesson...Lighting can strike the same person twice :P

  2. heheh..i had the same experience..but for good...fork for both mock n final cl1 exam :)

  3. very true!!
    luck does favor the lucky pickers!! :-)

  4. "..the mind goes through random search and hands land on one..but eyes look at another..and heart says yet another.." Chan..very true.. :)

  5. I also lucky this year Cl-I prac .. i got Fork and Kernel module assignment but when program which we have not done came in final then its important to see how u hold ur nerve and do program successfully

  6. "Fortune favours...umm ..just any lucky picker " -- rofl

    I prefer the unlucky one's. It's more exciting for sure, you can curse a lot.

  7. Nice one...
    I always pick up the chit below the uppermost chit facing me.. I mean, with chits one above the other, I pick the 2nd from the top..
    And believe me, I have got lucky all the times.. I mean, most of the times, have got an easy program and for the rest attempts, got a harder one but the one I have studied.. :-)
    Try this for the last practical and get lucky.. Hehe.. ;-)

  8. sem la :D

  9. the mind goes through random search and hands land on one..but eyes look at another..and heart says yet another.

    Lovely Aruna.
    Keep writing!!


  10. @Aruna : A fact put in Golden words.. :)
    Its indeed a LUCK factor.. And everyones got his/her own "Search Algorithm", no standard one can be defined.
    I remember my 1st mock in PICT - PL. We all Direct SE's got a B Grade (except "You know who") From then i promised myself.. At any condition, i will not face failure in any lab. This doesn't mean that i haven't left any assigns. But thanks to my LUCK for not letting me down.

    This time for CL1 i prepared for an assignment long before the exam wishing for the same. And it did come true!!! That was the 5th one i.e. Attributed Translation Grammar (left by most of us).
    See how LUCKY am I :)

    Thanks Aruna for bringing to my notice the importance of my LUCK...