'Yeah,' I said, acting like the cool person I am. So yeah.
'I have to go to a shadi tonight, and a birthday party tomorrow. I so have to start studying. Have you started studying?'
'Me? Abhi sae? No,' I shook my head, thinking of how to steer the conversation away from such nerdy issues. Nerd- talk gives me hives. No, seriously.
'Have you bought the book for the course?' she continued to pester me. Maybe that's one part of the cerebrum rote learning fails to develop - the ability to pick up hints.
'No, I'm going to do my notes,' I told her.
Her forehead creased with worry. 'Do you think we should get the book?'
'I'm not going to get it. Our teacher didn't say he would be giving stuff from it.'
'So you're not getting it?'
That finally shut her up. For ten minutes max.
As the week of the hourlies drew closer, it led to greater procrastination on my end and an increasing sense of trepidation on the part of the nerds. Hordes of them clustered around the printers in the library lab, which were spewing out reams and reams of slide printouts. If any non-nerd even dared to approach any one of the printers, a look of vile nerd venom was shot in his/ her direction. That would leave said non-nerd in a dazed state for the next half hour or so.
Don't you DARE approach this printer, or else.The facebook statuses followed soon after. The annoying part wasn't simply the fact that they were nerdy. For some time, they were quite bearable. When a nerd puts up a status that says 'KSL is studying Corporate Law' (read: is rattofying all the handouts back to back until they can narrate them in their sleep), all I can do is roll my eyes and ignore it. It's when the nerds think that their creative juices have begun flowing and use them to concoct statuses that make me hurl. Needless to say, I did not take kindly to statuses that suggested that
a) Security Analysis was creating 'insecurity' amongst the student population
or that....well, you get the drift.
Note: If a nerd only puts up five close-ups instead of six, he/she got bad marks in that paper for sure. Something like a 17.9.
Which is precisely why I never indulge in putting up an EEE!-ing status.