School Days: When We Got Our Results | The Timeliners

School Days: When We Got Our Results | The Timeliners

November 24, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Oh man, Sahil. I got another answer wrong. Oh God! Are you stupid? What’s the point of checking answers now? We’re getting our results tomorrow. Why are you under so much stress, man? Look at me. I’m going to top tomorrow, but I still haven’t prepared a speech for my interview. Interview? Wow! If you score below 60%… you’ll have to become a broker like me. Come on, Dad. Why are you getting a builder into brokering? Why don’t you order some sweets? I’m going to top tomorrow. Well, son… You are my son, after all. Let’s see. Oh God… My Dad’s too negative, man. Is that Pandu? Did you ever think you would be the Delhi topper? Absolutely! All my exams went well. By the last exam I was sure I would be scoring 98%. 98%, my ass. Our exams are finally over. Let me just get into Chandigarh University, then my life is set. Forget about admissions, man. Even my last exam was terrible. I think I won’t even manage 70%. Yeah? Don’t worry, man. I’ll pray for you. You’ll get 70%. I’ve stopped using Facebook, Twitter, and Whatsapp, because all these are merely distractions for students. Pandu, no! Next question, please. What an asshole! Why are you wasting time with group studies? Look at the new filter Snapchat just got. It takes rocking photos. It’s good, man. Come on, guys. Give us a pout. Sir, whatever I’ve achieved today, it’s all thanks to my dear friend, Amrish. Love you. Mum, the results are out. 85%…Mum, the results are out! I got 85%! Zip it! What sort of a result do you call this? You’ve humiliated me, Shreya. What will these four people say? Only 85%? What will your aunt say? She must be about to call, I’m telling you. There. It’s her. Hello. Pinky? Yeah, I was just waiting for your call. Uhh… How much did Sadhna score? Eighty… …four! My darling daughter has scored 85%! Yeah! What a percentage! Well done, child. Oh wow! What has my darling daughter done! What an amazing score she has received! Listen up, the four of you! I’ll just go get some sweets for you guys. Alright? Just wait. No need for that, Ma’am. Let it be. We have to go to other people’s houses as well. After all, everybody’s results are out. Let’s go, guys, yeah? Yeah, let’s go. Do the railways belong to my Daddy? You can’t just call and expect an urgent ticket right away. Bro, please check the result of… Can’t you see I’m on the phone, dude? Bro, Class 12 results are out.
Hang up, man. Pia Malhotra? Yeah, yeah. You have quite a weird name, dude. You think Pia looks like this? Is she your girlfriend, then? No, man. You just check the results. She failed in all three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. She’s been held back for all three. Boy oh boy,
have you given me some great news today! Hello, Pia? Yeah, Sahil? I’m quite sad about your results, man. You failed in all three subjects,
that too the main ones! You need to start studying for next year right away. Yeah, man. Both of us need to work really hard for next year. Let’s start coaching as soon as I’m back. Both of us? Congrats! Yeah, Amrish.
Hello, Sahil. Bro I managed to get 73%. How much did you get? Actually, I’ve been so busy that
I haven’t checked yet. I’m doing some work for Dad. See you in a couple of weeks or so, yeah? Okay then. He seems sorted. So, Madam, as I was saying. If someone shows you a flat better than this one, I swear I’ll change my name. Doesn’t it give off a homely vibe? No need to worry about all this. It’s just a bit of trash, it will get cleaned up. If you could put down a token amount… Yeah, yeah! Tell everyone! Mummy. She got 85%! I need to talk to you. Alright, fine. We can talk. But before that,
you need to inform your uncle in Delhi about your Class 12 results. Mummy! I want to study journalism. Listen, honey. There’s nothing to be gained
by studying stuff like journalism. There aren’t even any colleges for that. Mummy! There’s a lot of scope in journalism. Come here. Look at this, Mum. It’s the website for Chandigarh University. Thanks to my Class 12 marks, I’ll even get a scholarship here. They’ll even get me a placement. You’ve become quite smart, honey. What a goal! Farmer’s daughter brings honour to the family. Her house doesn’t have electricity. She studied under streetlamps and still managed to top. How was your result, boy? I scored 73%, Dad. He was so poor, he couldn’t afford two square meals a day. And yet Sanjeev was the topper in every subject. A guy who scored 70% in his boards murdered his girlfriend, who scored 85%, by stabbing her. Her corpse was found in the bedroom. Because he scored badly in his exams, a young boy committed suicide
by throwing himself off the top floor. Papa! Just look up once. If you jump off the first floor, nothing’s going to happen, boy. You’ll break your limbs, and I’ll keep paying hospital bills. Get down! Bloody idiot! A boy tried to commit suicide, but turned out to be a coward. He couldn’t go through with it.