Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - "I knew instantly..."

When the teacher taught us fractions, and called on me to write the result of 2/3 divided by 1/4 on the blackboard, I knew instantly – mathematics was not my forte.

When the teacher taught us about governance and panchayats and zila parishads and other things incomprehensibly boring, I knew instantly – civics was not my forte.

When the teacher taught us about the laws of physics, the properties of chemicals and the facts of biology, I knew instantly – science was not my forte.

When the teacher taught us the rules of accountancy, both American and British, and asked us to balance the books, I knew instantly – accountancy was not my forte.

When the teacher taught us the principles of economics and I fell asleep in class, woken by an accurately thrown piece of chalk, I knew instantly – economics was not my forte.

BUT… when the teacher told us to write a 100-word paragraph describing a day after a rainstorm and I handed in an effortless 500-word essay, I knew instantly – I had finally discovered my forte.

12 comments:

rads said...

Succinctly put :)

just another mommy said...

This was fun to read :)

I still haven't found my forte!

floreta said...

came here thru sun scribblings. this was nicely written... definitely would agree it is your forte :) i'm glad you could find it.

Kamini said...

So true, you have indeed found your forte! And what a lot of pleasure it has given me!
Keep writing!

shyam said...

Thanks, ladies :) You're too kind!

inbavalli said...

So beautifully put. To think you might have been wasted on economics, chemistry and such!

umm oviya said...

very nice! what about 2nd language?

San said...

hehe. the bit about zila parishads made me laugh. how i hated civics!! enjoyed the post.

gel said...

:)- Wonderful way to use your talent for this prompt!

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Ha ha ha. Nice one. Especially the chalk. Have managed to miss being a 'chalk-victim'till date.Not because I was exceptionally good at any subject though;)

CW said...

Aha! And how we revel in your discovery!

Rinkly Rimes said...

We only need one forte to sustain us all our lives.