What to do when you finish your exam before time…

It’s still the exam season, and having forced myself to write my L-2 exam for at least 2 hours (as I would usually finish in an hour and a quarter), I realised that I still had 1 hour left, and could not do anything, really.

For starters, I couldn’t doodle on the question paper. At that, I can’t even shade the margins of my question paper with a nice, comfy purple.

It’s strange how schools want to prevent innocent ventures of its students, at such an early time. True, my Board Exam next year would involve submitting the question paper at the end of the Three Hours, therefore doodling was completely off limits.

But till then, I could still take my paper home, right?

Maybe it’s an attempt to prevent cheating, but simple squiggles, and snakes, maybe? How could I possibly hide a secret message inside my squiggles, and that someone who read it from, what, two metres away would understand?

Oh, I get it, Code Languages. An inverted n means “Tell me this question’s answer”, and an inverted L means “I don’t know this answer, dammit!” or an inverted Q means “You wanna play Fortnite after the exam is over?”

I guess that till then, I’ll stick to “beautifying” my paper with completely unnecessary lines, and pretending that my two erasers are the gloved fists in a Boxing Match.