A post on this title is long over due; my heart knows. Whenever I start thinking of sharing something about me being a back-bencher, some or the other issue would rob my thoughts. Now, I know why so long I was kept waiting to write these lines.
Yesterday I spoke to a friend of mine almost after a gap of four dumb years. She is a good friend of mine, forever. She is the only person who deserves the place in this post the most, having always been the only friend with whom I sat for a long time of four years in the back-bench, during B.Tech as the title says
I know, for sure, many voices would love to join with me to say proudly “we are the back-benchers”… bravo!!!
What not the back-bench provoke us to do? We sleep, we talk, we chat over phone, we read (not subject books obviously), most importantly, we day-dream, a lot in fact. She and I were two of those who would answer lecturers and solve problems most of the times, so, many of the lecturers would end up with an eye-contact with us. What maximum the eye contact could do, if we were sleeping with our eyes wide open?
The most enjoyable part of the back-bench life was the way we included our voices with the commenting-boys; boys, it wasn’t commenting boys. I said the same in our farewell, but I was not good at expressing then, so were my expressions. I don’t think even some of my classmates could get what I had said on the stage.
Mobile phones were not so frequent then, I never had it till final year. But the girl in this post had one. She taught me how to play games and there I kept full-stop to my listening skills (of course, classrooms). Now, you can understand how the most boring classes would have been received by my neurons! Btw, do neurons receive them? I doubt! I‘m weak in biology.
We used to enjoy the show when some of the girls envied us for being there in the back. But, somehow, we were never blank when the lecturers tested us. You know that, lecturers always doubt the back-benchers!!
Now, expressing this makes me happy; those were the days I enjoyed the most in classrooms. Before and after B.Tech, it was only black board / power point presentation and of course lecturers/professors.
And now, in professional life… Hmm...!! What else would you expect me to say? It’s the same chair, same desk and same monitor, never mind what happens in CPU!! Of course, same salary is not expected/tolerated for long time, no?
Best wishes to all the back-benchers who are out there in every class across the world.