People, the following is a poem by a good friend and batchmate of mine, Kaushik Ray where he relives his CAT 2003 experiences:
ALL AT SEA
As days have flown and months have passed, And we chosen few with a touch of Midas, land up in a place which we call home, it’s time to let our memories roam, To the events that unfolded in last time’s CAT. Let’s sit back, read, relive and relax.
The day before was Valentine,
Your state might be the same as mine,
Of lesser interest were movies and date
As mind went back to next day’s Fate.
The night before I could not sleep,
Thrice got up, went for a pee,
When finally dozed off, in dream everyone came
From ghost to angel to lucky dame.
Got up and felt like I hadn’t slept at all
Questioned my exam strategy while answering nature’s call
Good luck phones were a pain in the a**
Why can’t people just let me relax?
Hurried off to the centre one of those old schools
Paan-faced teachers, creaking doors and dirty loos
Glanced around ,for a dekko ,with fag in hand
Felt relieved ,everyone was in the same Uncertain Land.
Took my seat well in advance,
And there she came ,gave me a suggestive glance
With a seductive pout and rosy cheeks
I felt my pulse rise up and heart skip a beat
To my hearts content, her seat was next to mine
I conveniently forgot CAT
planned for date and dine
Initially, tried to concentrate ,but lost out tame
Men being men – the more they change
the more they remain the same!
(Data) interpretation was not the same,
(Reading) comprehension was a different ball game
Her facts and figures attracted me more
CAT can wait, there’s always November 2004!
Some time elapsed before I had a brain wave
Why let months of effort and labour be a waste?
These pretty young things will come and go
If I get hooked to them ,I am status quo.
‘Tis I felt and got back with full gusto
Came back knocking on Destiny’s door
The rest, as they say is History
We all cracked CAT on 15 th of February!!
Kaushik sure has his way with words!!!!