Well it was a day which I wont ever forget in my life. Preboard Lab exam of our class XII. I got two experiments- one salt analysis and one titration. It was not meant to be an exam but as a practice test for our board exam.
I was confident with my titration. So i preferred to do only once. I jumped on to salt analysis because I knew I was pathetically bad at it.
I finished salt analysis in one hour. I was too happy. Just then came our teacher from behind. He took my solution to be titrated.
“Go and call everyone in the class who have left the lab,” he said in a calm voice. I thought it must be something important.
So I ran to the class, play ground and library to convey the information to everyone who had left the lab by then.
Everyone reached the lab.
Teacher walked towards ma table, took ma titration soultion and said, “I can make two conclusions from this. Either Mr ANAND MG did not wash the pipette tube or he did the experiment only once. I can just term his act as lack of interest in the subject.”
My couldnt move my lips even to utter a futile sound. Still I managed to tell, “Sir, I wanted to make myself thorough with the salt analysis… I know I did a mistake… sorry…”
It was quite natural that he didnt believe me.
He looked dejected, angry and sad. He stared at every table there in the lab. Luck favoured me and I got a partner. .. ‘Anoop Mohan’!!! He had got “Adsorption” experiment. You know what he did?? Its simple. He wanted a support for the paper on which he was observing the extent of adsorption using two different inks. He took a very innovative step. He took a titration stand, kept it on table and hung the paper as if he is going to dry his shirt on a sunny day.
“There goes another species!!!”