There’s four sections in this room and none of us are missing a student. Apparently everybody got the message about the location. Once the students are working, we divide proctoring duty, so we can all do the test as well. That saves time with grading and the occasional panic with an error in the exam. I got so angry about that stupid minus sign last year. Check your test before you inflict it. Though I’ve got to admit that afterwards we had some fun among the TAs with a lot of awful puns on imaginary flows.
After about fifteen minutes, a guy on the right signals he has a question. That’s in my half.
He asks, “How many inches are there in a mile?”
“I’m sorry, I’m not allowed to tell you during the test.” He’s panicking, so I add, “If you can’t remember, just skip the question and do the other problems.”
Half an hour later, there’s a sudden “Yes!”
Everybody is looking at him. The TA who is proctoring there now tells him to be quiet. He nods, then makes eye contact with me and gives me a defiant look. So you remembered. I’m happy.