On the cold winter day, when everything was freezing outside, when it was too dark to see anything without the car lights on and when all the seniors where so tired after this long long week… nearly no one was in bed. Almost all of us (except of course for some lucky people who had decided to apply to European universities) were standing outside on ZANDUKELI street and freezing. Before I describe what happened on this particular day I want to list several points about how the SAT test day works for the mmmagnificent class of ….2012…. .
1. WHOOO It’s cold !
One of the inevitable things that you feel before you get inside the building is that whether it is summer or winter you are always freezing. On every single occasion you realize that the next time you have to dress differently. But, let’s be honest,you never do it. The greatest way to avoid the cold is to jump all around along with some crazy people and dance. Keke is a good company in such cases. To say the truth I still do not understand why we’re acting so crazy on every single SAT day– we say we are cold but in some moments we realize we are simply too nervous .
Zandukeli street is not a good place for picnic but still each one of us is hiding some sweet little things in the bags. Most popular things to eat on the SAT breaks are:
But still the worst thing about SAT test breaks is that they are so short you do not know which to choose –toilet or eating.
3. The Name Reading Ceremony
Another traditional and important step before the test is the NAME-reading ceremony, where the black iron door is opened and a young girl comes out with a long long list. It takes years until she finishes reading everyone’s name but still it is extremely fun as each single name is followed by funny comments all around from the nervous “AUDITORIUM ”. Oh, in fact the arrangement of the auditorium is very very special too. On the right most of the smokers try to use up as much cigarette as possible, on the left the newcomers arrive. Some are sitting on the steps in front of the door and some unusual people (read-Vako) are sitting on the flower pots.
4. Of course, we need to somehow remember it all:
All this was about what happens before but what happens after is something else. Most of the time, until I thought better and started leaving iPhone at home, we were taking
5. Postmortem – adj. done, occurring, or collected after death[SAT]
After all of us realize that there is no way of changing anything as test is already finished we head towards tam tam tammmmm McDonald’s, AKA the place for sharing our emotions about SAT drowning them in humongous amounts of Big Mac.
6. We all agree to the CollegeBoard terms and conditions…
I do not want to say anything about what happens inside the building since it is too depressing, but there is one more thing I have to mention. As soon as the test is over the proctor several times, loudly and proudly repeats that we are not allowed to discuss the SAT questions with each other until the scores arrive. It seems there is nothing special about that comment but if you look outside the building 15 minutes later all you will hear is the following :
-Are you sure ? Was it definitely “E”?
-No way! I know it was “D” ! E said “auspicious”!
– How could you not get that, it was equilateral triangle!
– Oh sh.t! I did not realize the radii were the legs.
Some of us realize we failed it and some leave the place with a large large smile on their face.
7. PARTY fun fun fun fun xD
So there is one more very important thing that is essential to the SAT day. After each test day class of 2012 is throwing a huge huge party and this happens without an exception! The party has an enormous point to it. As Eagles say in their Hotel California
“Some dance[d] to remember, some dance[d] to forget “
There are so so many other things we feel and do on Saturdays but I certainly can’t write about all of those. As for those who have not experienced all that yet… there’s a lot ahead of you! BTW I have seen some of the “newbie” Juniors the last time so I want to proudly tell you that Zandukeli—- it’s all yours now !
So December SAT just passed and it might be the last for most of us! For those who still want to try their luck in January GOOOOOD LUUCK!
By Anamariam Sukhitashvili