Dear classmate who sits at the front of the class (near the lecturer) with a blue pen, red pen, a ruler, pencil and a 200 pages exercise book for a three month course,
Receive greetings from us back-benchers, who come to class with a full-scap, on a good day-since many times, we arrive in class then recognize that we forgot our book and pen. And we have never forgotten to carry water, popcorn and crisps.For many days we have been in school, we have never bought a ruler let alone a pencil. Apart from mathematics exams that say, ooh… measure the distance from here to there, where else does one need a ruler?
Anyway we back-benchers are doing well. By that we mean we have been on Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter (Twirra) and replied to a dozen messages when you people were attentive. Praise God none of us has been thrown out of class for use of phones or banned from attending classes.
The reason for writing this “short” note is to ask you to teach us your tricks. How is it possible for a student to listen, attentively for four hours without looking at the phone? Are you people really normal?.
To add on that,you never run out of questions. Where the hell do you get questions to ask lecturers? When halfway through the lesson some of us are still trying to figure out what the lesson is all about.
In one lesson you have asked questions that we have never asked in all our schooling years. We ask you to lend us one question so that we can surprise everybody today.