These days are really tiring. If not busy working on the MBR report (Argh!), I'm busy procrastinating over the never ending exam course. And yes, procrastination is a time-consuming activity. Anyway, it is times like these when I think even Anees Hussain-ing is a waste of time. I teach English for SAT/GRE/GMAT prep at Anees Hussain, and while it is the love of my life, I dread certain days, like yesterday.
I was teaching Sentence Correction to this kid, who asked me who Buddhists were. 'Aren't they a caste of Hindus?'
'Um...have you seen that Emran Hashmi movie where he gets taken in by a bunch of Budhists when he gets shot? There was also a really famous song...' I volunteered, wondering how to explain to a kid who thinks fossils are bones. Thankfully, another kid on my right remembered the name of the movie, and I was able to explain that yes, MONKS shave their heads and wear sarongs, not random people.
Yet again, a couple of minutes later 'Miss, I don't understand this sentence. Isn't Antarctica an ocean?'
I could've killed him then. 'Can you list the five oceans and seven continents for me? I asked through gritted teeth.
'I don't remember them ma'am, I rattofied them years ago,' he admitted cheerfully.
After 15 minutes of me reciting the names of the oceans, missing out the Atlantic Ocean, and having Bilal Saeed remind me, I turned to him and said 'NOW tell me what Antarctica is.'
'Did I mention it in the list of oceans right now?! NO! Antarctica is a continent!'
That was probably the most time I've wasted on a single question. Phew.