Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Well, This is Embarrassing!

Cheating on exams is something I really, really hate. I'll never understand why people do it. I mean maybe it does help you but then doesn't it leave you feeling incredibly guilty? I feel guilty knowing some of my friends cheat. I always ask them not to tell me even if they were cheating because if something happens, I would at least have deniability, right? Also, I never help them cheat. I never tell them the answers. When the topic comes up in class, I always tell them I've never cheated on an exam and I feel proud to say that.

But today, my beautiful kingdom of never cheating on exams, where I am the reigning queen in the diamond castle by the way, came crashing down. How so? I remembered.

Like not knowing, sometimes not remembering is pretty cool too. But I did remember. And I can't deny the truth that came with it. See, the thing is, I did cheat on a test once! *GASP!!* I know!

So what's the story you ask?

Okay, once upon a time, I was in eighth grade (I think), and we had this exam one day. Not a big one. Not really an exam either. It was more of a small class test. The subject was Islamic studies and our teacher was a fossil. So on this particular day, he comes into class, distributes the papers, tells us to start writing and takes a seat at his desk.

And then he fell asleep.

We stared at each other for a while, and then we stared at him for a few more minutes. Dude was snoring! So we took out our text books, real quiet, placed it on our desks carefully and just wrote. The teacher woke up shortly after we were done and collected the papers. He never asked a question. He didn't even look suspicious. Honestly, I don't think he even knew he took the nap. Or maybe he does and didn't care. Either way, I remembered this today - for reasons I don't know - and now I'm telling you.

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Mom and Dad, if you are reading this, I'm sorry. I promise you that was the one and only time. I stand firm in my belief that cheating is wrong and I don't do it. And I still get the highest marks most of the time :)

But that doesn't mean it's not embarrassing. Because it totally is!! I can't tell my friends that I've never cheated in an exam anymore!! My kingdom is gone forever and I am so ashamed.

How about you all? Ever cheated at school?