Tommy Chronicles: Test Day

By September 9, 2016Blog
Fresh Prince

Now this is a story all about how, my life got flipped turned upside, and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I passed my first test back freshman year. Ok, I know that’s not really how the song goes, but a stroke of inspiration hit me, and I had to go with it. Anyways, for those of you who are reading this series for the first time, I’m Tommy aka Tom no Jerry, aka The God Father aka TT aka Tommy Escobar. Now that we got introductions out the way, let’s jump right into the story.

So back in my freshman year, all those many semesters ago, I was just like any freshman. Young, eager, immature, ambitious. Every day I showed up to class and it didn’t take me long to realize that class was class and boring was boring no matter where you went. So about three weeks into the semester I started to sleep in class and daydream through lectures. I’d sit in the back of the class with my laptop popped open and watch Netflix or read sports blogs until the clock ticked on that magical minute that freed me from the terrible prison I had willingly subjected myself to.

Big Mistake

On the fourth week of the semester, I walked into an applied calculus class, and on the big whiteboard in the front of the room a couple of sentences were written out.

“Test Today”

“You may use calculators but no phones”

“You have until the end of class to finish”

I freaked out! I lost my mind, I had completely spaced through the last three weeks. Surely I would fail. So I took the test, left and awaited my faith. Two days later I saw my grade. A Big Fat D. It was the first D I had ever gotten. Since that day, I have stayed attentive by taking notes and writing down stories to help me remember things. So Moral of the story is…If you’re going to daydream through class all through college, at least check your syllabus and study for your test…or you know just pay attention during class. The choice is yours. Anywho, Tommy Out! *Insert walking emoji here*


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