Wednesday, November 2, 2011
19 Items Left
Jerry was a scholar in an exclusive school. He got his scholarship because he was smart and a hardworking student. It is his final year in high school and he really wanted to become a valedictorian so that he will have higher chances of getting another scholarship into the best Universities in their place. Jerry came from a poor family, his parents were divorced when he was at the age of two and his mother was the one who’s taking care of him together with his two brothers. He wanted to finish his studies so bad so that he can make his mother stop from working. Their finals have finally arrived and Jerry was so confident that he can get high grades from their final exams. Jerry was taking the last 19 items on his last exam when his pen finally ran out of ink. The rules on taking exams were very strict and they are not allowed to borrow anything from their classmates or teachers, if anyone was caught doing this it will be automatically a failing mark. There are only 30 minutes left and Jerry knew that those 19 items will make a big difference in his score. Jerry was becoming desperate no matter what he do to his pen it cannot write even a single word anymore because it was completely dry. 20 minutes left and Jerry finally come up with a solution, he uses the safety pin on his ID to prick his fingers and then dip his pen into the blood and then answer the remaining 19 items. There were no rules on what color of ink to be use in taking exams so Jerry was very happy. When the results of the exams was finally given Jerry almost got all the subjects perfect, he was so very happy because his grades was fair enough to make him the valedictorian of their batch. While his teacher was distributing their exams, she asked Jerry why is it that the remaining 19 items in one of his exams were in different color. Jerry answered with a smile and say “Ma’am it is a product of blood, sweat and tears”.