Ambiga teacher does not want Anandi and I to be in the same team as the results will be skewed. So she has dropped the idea of having girls team vs. boys team for the competition. Yesterday she announced that today is going to be the competition day. We are all excited. first of all, there won't be any class today. secondly, it is fun. loads of fun. :-)
"when teacher?" girls ask our teacher. "Go inside. let us finish our class today and then do the competition", she has been telling this to all girls, arriving one by one. It is prayer time. We all go to the prayer area. "you know, there is going to be class first, and then only the competition.." "shhh, don't talk"......... nirarunkadeludththu...
Teacher, teacher, let us do the competition first and then do the class. Ambiga teacher knows that we won't sit quiet after a competition... we all shout, teacher teacher.. she has found out that we are not going to maintain silence, nor going to listen to her lecture, before the competition either. OK, OK, all stand up. Anandi, you go that side, Premalatha, you stay this side. you are the team leaders, and you take the responsibilities. It doesn't mean that you tell all the answers, you have to give your team members a fair chance.. "Teacher, teacher, tell her that she is allowed only two answers.." Anandi, the politician. I start defending myself.. "if noone from my team say the answer, and if I know, I should be allowed", "eh loosu (you stupid), if you get to give only two answers, doesn't that restrict her (Anandi) too?" teacher asks me. Clever Anandi replies, "No teacher, she didn't demand it, so I will answer as many questions I please".. indeed a loosu (stupid) I am. Ambiga teacher groups us into two teams, girls and boys combined. The competition begins.
(will be continued)