So I gave a Chemistry paper today.
I know. I overuse the word, don’t I?
“Chemistry” is one of the first words in my suggestions bar.
But such is life… chemistry papers have been overusing me!
But I did give a paper today, and I’m here and alive.
But the interesting thing is what I noticed today. We had two sets of papers, just like we will in the finals.
Set A and Set B.
We were asked to indicate our question paper’s set next to the subject blank.
So it looked like this:
“Subject: Chemistry (A)”
Now, if you ask me, that looks more like a movie name with the rating indicated in brackets.
So chemistry would be an A-rated movie.
And sitting there with interlocking benzenes on my desk, I thought to myself, how true is that?
I mean, it’s got everything, it’s got figures, it’s got “mild character(istic) violence” (have you been in a chemistry lab? Dropped a reactive metal in acid?), it has action, some foul language (picture: trying to talk after a mouthful of hydrogen sulphide. Rotten eggs. Ever accidentally swallowed concentrated hydrochloric acid?), it’s got nudity (ask a horrified chemistry lab teacher after half her batch left their lab coats at home); it’s a perfect fit. Lock and key. Like an enzyme- and I got carried away. Apologies.
So I chuckled a little about it, and then got to work. And got screwed, but made it out from inky hell alive.
Fun day, huh. But in the end, when the massive reactions get you down, it’s the small things that keep you going. And that’s what this was all about.