I believe it all started with the bump against the table I set up next to my bed. After that, a series of unlucky mishaps just follow. On Sunday, we went back to school to study; and as I was in the club office to put the sushi in the fridge, I notice the month coming to an end. So, I went ahead and clean the calendar on the whiteboard and wrote in the months of Nov/Dec. I even drew a tiny Christmas tree for the 25th. After I’m done and proud of my handiwork, I happily left the club office and shut the door, leaving my matric card and textbook on the table, effectively locking myself out. Thank goodness for someone living on campus who liberated my card and textbook.
Just yesterday, after a dreadful paper, I simply walked off leaving my matric card on the table, only realising after I’ve walked all the way and crossed the AYE to the bus stop outside Dover ITE. Walked back and getting soaked in the rain, only to find the doors to the halls locked. Just as I was about to resign to my recent lousy luck, there came a glimmer to hope when I saw a security guard, who unlocked the hall for me. It was in vain as the card wasn’t inside.
I went back and tried to use the online site to report a loss of my matric card and even the site fails to cooperate and threw me an SQL error. Mailed the IT Care people, who gave me instructions that don’t work. Finally received an email from Student Service Center asking me to collect my lost card which was found in the exam hall.
I think my matric card feels very sad after I abandoned it consecutively for two days.. oh well.
Exerpts from the article:
“Small trees and shrubbery will slow your vehicle when all else fails. Try to put your vehicle through the center of a line of shrubs or saplings, being careful not to pick a tree that is too heavy for your car to go through.”
“Hit the back of another car. While obviously not a first choice, it can slow your vehicle. If you’re going to do so, try to warn the driver in front of you by honking your horn. Try to strike a vehicle that is traveling at about the same speed as yours (hitting a slow-moving or parked car will stop you, but the deceleration will be quick and extreme) and attempt to make impact squarely on the back of the vehicle. Glancing blows will likely send both vehicles out of control.”
“Look for a safe spot to pull over (or to crash). Scan the road ahead for a safe area to pull over once you’re able to come to a stop. If you’re not able to bring the vehicle to a complete stop, look for open spaces that you can coast across without hitting anything.
* If the safest spot to “crash land” your vehicle requires you to jump a curb, extra caution must be taken. Even with power steering, the cars’ initial reaction will be to rip the steering wheel from your hands, bounce from the curb and back into traffic. It is imperative that you grip the steering wheel in a firm manner and angle your car deep enough into the curb so that it will go up and over, yet shallow enough so that you don’t turn the car completely and lose control in a spin.”
In the midsts of exams. All the best to everyone. Ignore my horrible grammar and spelling and whatnot. RAH!