June 16, 2013 by thejalebichronicles
Systematically Haphazard: Organized snippets of jumbled of randomness
I have always been a huge endorser of ‘mental musings’. Besides serving as efficient distractions, mental musings can be quite productive. It was during one of these musings that it struck me how school was now over. Though I didn’t get teary eyed about this, the quirks of high school did make me nostalgic. An insight into the word ‘quirks’ is needed.
‘Quirks’ are the different people that are part of high school and make it the mad house we all know it is.
So, here they are: The Quirks of High School.
As the name suggests, the ‘know-it all’ knows everything – ranging from the sciences to current affairs to frivolous fashion trends. However, not only does the know-it-all KNOW IT ALL, but he/she is not remotely afraid to rub it in the faces of the not-so-knowledgeable!
Aztec, Colour blocking, Animal print, Coutier- The Fashionista knows it all and does it all, and with style. She speaks ‘Chanel’, respects Blair Waldorf and worships Anna Wintour She understands the beauty of androgynous fashion and refuses to dress anything less than perfect.
To the untrained eye, The Fashionista seems like a snob, but we all know that envy is the mother of gossip!
The Pompous One
If pride had a name, it would be this person’s. There are a number of activities that the pompous one excels at – gloating, boasting and bragging to name a few. Extremely intolerable, he/she has the ability to get on anyone’s nerves. Be it “I didn’t realize people still wore Bata shoes” or, ‘”Do you dress like that because you’re poor?” the pompous one is quite the horror. Usually, there is insecurity hiding behind that proud facade.
He/she was almost invisible; sitting on the front bench with big-round-glasses and ridiculous braces.
And now? Voila! Puberty sure knows what it’s doing! high cheekbones, amber eyes, amazing physique- this student can make anyone drool.
If only hormones had worked that well for everybody.
A strata defined society can get hard to handle. However, if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s that this isn’t a hierarchy. The quirks form an interdependent system without which school wouldn’t be what it is. Each of them are diverse and irreplaceable, and ensure that a high school remains unpredictable, and most of all, fun.
Which quirk defines you best? Does something about any of the Quirks annoy you? Mail us about it or comment below!
– Shalina Abhale