This happened with a friend of mine. Rather interesting…
A gets up early in the morning to the sound of her mobile shrieking loudly. She reaches over to turn the alarm off, only to see that it’s a phone call. From her bua (aunt).
“Hello…” She croaks into the phone.
” Hello!! Beta!! CBSE board ke results nikal gae!!!! Check kiya???”
A squints at the time on her bedside clock. So early…
” Nahin bua… abhi to check nahin kiya… Mein to bas abhi uthi hoon.”
“Oh… accha beta, aisa karo, apna roll number de do, hum check kar lenge.”
It is my belief that it took her a few minutes to digest this.
And then, usually calm and quiet A was fired up.
“Bua, will you be the one getting me my job?”
“Accha, then, will you be the one taking my interview?”
“Oh, so you will be getting me into a good college?”
“Phir aapko mere Marks kyun jaan-ne hain?!”
“Beta. Apni mammie ko phone do.”
“Haan bua, ek minute.”
And she handed over the phone to her mother.
While I’ve never had to face anything like this, I know a lot of my friends have, and the pressure it puts you under is immense. Sometimes I think that if people didn’t make other children’s marks their business, all the ‘stress’ associated with the board exams would just go away.
If you have nosy relatives, here’s an easy way to get rid of them!
And Best of Luck to all the CBSE students looking out for their results! Remember, in the end, it’s only YOU that matters. Ignore all the busybodies.