Attempts At Getting Suspended


When life gets boring, we look for bizarre ways to make it entertaining. In college, someone said that an engineering course is not complete unless you get suspended at least once. Bizarre entertainment strategy? I think yes.
But you have to do something really radical to get suspended. The idea sounded appealing (but the accounts of those who really did get suspended were quite depressing). Here are two incidents which took place in college. We did not act the way we did because we wanted to get suspended; but we did think that would be a consequence. The intent was mild. Not at all radical.
Incident 1: The “No water anywhere; not a drop to drink or otherwise” day.
One day, the girls of the hostel woke up to dry whistling taps. We were already on edge with bad food, low signal strengths, dead TVs etc. This was a sort of a last straw. We made umpteen phone calls to wardens, professors, The Almighty Principal, but all in vain. Neither the taps worked, nor a holiday was given. We refused to move till mid-morning. If they did not give us a holiday, we’ll take one anyway, we decided.
Then there were umpteen phone-calls pouring back, requesting, no, of course not, ordering us to come right to class, no matter how much we stank. So we went. In our pajamas!
As we proudly entered the gates, we saw some shocked faces. Some people doubled over with laughter. Some juniors looked at us with undeniable respect!
We marched straight to the staffroom, into the faces of scandalized professors. We glowed with pride.
They said, “Please go back to the hostel, we’ll see what we can do.”
That was unfortunate. We did not get suspended. Hell! We did not even get reprimanded. Anyway.
Incident 2: “You can’t teach us. We’ll see if we care enough to learn” day.
We went to college one fine day to see only a few of us had turned up. It wasn’t a holiday. The other batches were functioning normally. The professor hadn’t come in yet. Those of us who did turn up had a quick round table.
“What’ll the professor teach us? There’s no point of giving a lecture with only few of us here. We’ll tell the professor to call off the lecture.”
“Or, we could leave before she arrives.”
There were bulbs glowing over everyone’s heads at this. Little Eclairs laddoos were bursting in little white callout clouds.
So that’s what we did. We walked out before our professor came in, bolted the classroom door securely and walked out. “Mass bunk! Yeah!” we screamed (in hushed tones) once we were out on the grounds.
I tried to imagine the face of the professor who would have walked to the classroom, only to find it bolted by her students. *Slightly cruel laughter*.
The next day, no one even asked us about it. Maybe even the professor hadn’t turned up. One more attempt at suspension was thus thwarted! *Disappointed*
Note to kids in college: These stunts were performed by amateurs who tried their best but did not succeed at securing a suspension. Please do not try these in your college. Try something better!
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18 thoughts on “Attempts At Getting Suspended

  1. motivatingria September 22, 2013 / 10:45 AM

    Its my last year in college and I think I am going to miss it all ! These are definitely the best days !

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  2. Sreesha Divakaran September 22, 2013 / 11:05 AM

    School days are the best, in my opinion… But yeah, when you get older, you miss both..

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  3. Indrani September 22, 2013 / 12:12 PM

    🙂 You enjoyed college life thoroughly! I can see that!

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  4. Mridula September 22, 2013 / 12:31 PM

    As a professor I will tell you, I would happily go back and have a cup of tea and interact with 1031 friends I have on FB if I faced a mass bunk. Students! They think we don't have a life! 😛

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  5. Sreesha Divakaran September 22, 2013 / 3:05 PM

    Wow, Professor, glad you dropped by! Of course you guys have a life. But normally, out of habit, they would at least shout at us.
    Some students have a knack for getting into trouble. But some of us just wanna shed the lame “squeaky clean” image for once.. 😉

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  6. nothingprofound September 22, 2013 / 4:05 PM

    Well, I seem to have succeeded where you failed. Got suspended from college for a whole year for unruly and rebellious behavior. Spent it mostly at the beach relaxing with friends and getting a tan.

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  7. Sreesha Divakaran September 22, 2013 / 4:38 PM

    Thanks, Stephanie 🙂
    I have visited your blog and have registered for the giveaway. Thanks for the invite!

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  8. Sreesha Divakaran September 22, 2013 / 4:57 PM

    Thank you, Shanaya.
    Do share your experiences if you ever attempt/succeed at getting suspended. It's supposed to be a big deal 😉 LOL!

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  9. allresourceupdates September 22, 2013 / 5:14 PM

    Now I will tell you how to get Suspended..I got suspended for 1 week in 12th and during 4th Sem of my Engg..When I was in 12th I had beaten up a guy infornt of our Principal and there I was suspended for a week with parents call…
    In Engg I was suspended because I argued like hell with our HOD not only me my 2 friends accompanied me and got suspension for 2 days…Now did you tried anything like that,if you had tried such things then surely suspension was on the list.. 😛

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  10. Sreesha Divakaran September 22, 2013 / 5:23 PM

    Hmmm… Your argument with the HOD reminds me of a time when I was in 10th, and I sort-of-rudely questioned our class teacher. She was shocked and said everyone would have to extend their classes by one hour everyday.
    But a couple of hours later, the same day, she called me to the staffroom, gave me a polite lecture and told me not to repeat such things. With a smile.
    Sigh!

    But kudos to your achievements! 😀

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  11. arpitha September 23, 2013 / 7:33 AM

    We used mass bunk like crazy. Even if the lecturer was 5 mins late, somebody used to yell “mass bunk” and everyone rushed to the nearest exit. I miss those days.
    Loved the post. You really went to college in pjs ?? How cool is that.
    Tale of every hostel – bad food, broken TV and no water.

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  12. Sreesha Divakaran September 23, 2013 / 4:31 PM

    Haha, yeah we went in PJs… and greasy hair!! 😉
    Food was the worst… Don't remind me! But still, looking back at it now, it all seems like a part of an overall okay package!

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