I’m not much of a story writer, but well at least I can try…….
THAT’S WHAT DROPPERS DO……….
Not considered much as a success……..That’s what people feel………
They are the guys, who surely did have a past but are completely uncertain about their future…..
Some days back I was waiting for my bus when a man and his daughter came by a bike. The daughter was to travel by the bus. When the bus didn’t turn up for quite some time, that uncle asked me:
“Where are you going, beta?”
Oh God! Why don’t people mind their own business? And I had only thought that I have the biggest mouth on this planet.
“For AIPMT Coaching.”
Awesome. Really. He has no idea about Medical Entrance Exams. Is he really an educated Indian?
“So you are in which class?”
“I dropped a year.”
“So that means you are in 12th class?????”
Uncle totally confused :p
“No, that means I’ve completed my 12th class.”
“That means you are not studying anything now?????”
I swear I could have shown him all my books and notes, but I didn’t. I wanted to explain him, but……….let it be.
I could have told him that his daughter is jobless after her graduation and is now doing random courses and taking random exams for a decent salary.
But still he pinpointed me :[
Wait! There’s more to it………
We feel sad for ourselves when we see our friends getting ahead of us in education, but pat ourselves on our backs when we realise that NOT EVERYONE IN MY FRIEND CIRCLE WANTED TO BE AN ENGINEER…………..
The same case with my cousin. When she says that she’s dropped 3 YEARS for IAS preparation, guess what people say???
“You are married now. If you are not getting any job, then stop this fuss and raise a family.”
THAT’S VERY RUDE!!!!!!
We get happy with each mock test result and anticipate for more.
We are greedy. We are fierce competitors.
We forget about friends and relatives [ though its difficult for me to leave FB 😀 ].
We are told to study 18 hours a day.
We are reminded about our current status everyday.
We tend to get more sympathy than others.
We get more nervous than freshers. They are definitely one year ahead of us……
We are the ones who have sacrificed a year of our lives [of course no one has forced us]
Our parents are more tensed for us because we are unsettled.
We try to remain positive despite of all the depression.
We just want that rank………….
And we do not want to blame the ALL INDIA QUOTA SYSTEM FOR RANKING [please don’t let me get started]
We are neither bookworms, nor losers……..
We just want another chance!!!!!
That’s the story of a dropper.
That’s the story of me.