"Machan , en paper un kitta iruuka da ?" (do u ve my test paper?)
" Dei , enna pass panni vitudu da " (please make me pass the test dude )
" Hey , unnakku 17/20 poduma ? " (Is 17/20 enough for u ?) - to close friends .
I didnt like the whole idea of this and people asking for and doing such stupid favours in name of friendship . After the correction got over , Our sir , asked us how we felt about the exercise . I was the only one to nod my head meaning -not good - not fair . I got a bit more agitated when i saw my paper with 12 marks , I did well and i deserved more . And to my shock ,I came to know that certain papers which had no value , was with 17 and 18 . I was like . What the hell !!! . When the class got over , i went to him directly , and this is what happened :
Me : Sir ! This idea is unfair . People didnt live up to your trust . most of the well written papers got only low marks and if you examine all the papers with 17 and 18 marks , u will be shocked to know that there is literally nothing in most of 'em.
Sir : Really ! I thought they would do it genuinely .Give me your paper .
Me : I deserve a 15 , and im not here to ask for marks , i just wanted to say , most of the 17's did not deserve it , so it would be better if you re-evaluate everything .
Sir : Fine then ! I'll do it .
Everything started here . Most of my class mates were upset with what i did and started commenting in all possible ways . Below is , all the questions that were asked and my answers for them "
- Would u have done this , if u ve got more than u deserve , like first mark ? - Yes . I would go and tell him that the idea was wrong .
- Have u ever followed ur ideology that a person should get only what he deserves and nothing more ? - Yes . I've in many cases given up certain things for those who deserved it better than i do .(i dont want to explain that here)
- If u were a true friend , u would never have done this ! - What!! Why did friendship come here , there is only ethics and moreover True friendship is not about doing such stupid favours and giving false hope to your close ones.
And comments like , you are going to suffer for this , you are a jealous devil (makes me laugh) , etc., I also feel that a person will do the same thing of cheating your higher level , not living up to their trust , even when they become professionals , which would be a problem to their growth . I would like to quote this old proverb - " Thottil palakam sudugadu varaikum " (Old habits die hard). If somebody is ready to prove me wrong, i am ready to change . Am i jealous ! I dont think so :-)