My boss has been away for umra for the past two weeks. A day before he left, he called me up and told me that this new kid would be coming in to teach SAT/GRE/GMAT. 'At the moment, he's being trained for both Math and English, so please help him out with anything related to English. He's very bright,' Boss vouched. 'He was a student with us last year and scored a 2300 something in his SAT. AND he's topped the IBA test this year.'
Any new addition to the prep center's staff is always looked forward to, and a smarty-pants would be all the more interesting. But when I finally met the alleged the IBA test topper, it turned out to be totally unclimactic.
'So? That's good!' Sohaib chirped, noticing how downcast he looked.
'Not really,' mumbled Smarty-Pants, shifting from one foot to another. 'I could've gotten a better score, it's just that the Math section was really tough.'
Sohaib cocked an eyebrow. 'Dude, you topped the test. What else do you want?'
His tone immediately got Smarty-Pants all flustered. 'No, I just meant that it could've been better,' he finished lamely.
What a wimp.