From the Archives: Disturbed by the Bubble
Check out some of the old Unpious favorites! This week,”Disturbed by the Bubble” by Samuel Katz:
No more gas, in the rig, can’t even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said, can’t even speak about it
All my life, on my head, don’t wanna think about it
Feels like I’m going insane, yeah
Yes, I’m going insane. I have never taken a real test before. In yeshiva, a test was a discussion; all you needed was familiarity with the subject and the ability to play with words. For every question there were at least five correct answers. What mattered during the test was the test giver, manage to impress him and you’re good. I remember when I went to my future rosh yeshiva for the intake exam. I botched up one question; seeing the murky waters I waded into, I quickly quoted a gemara that said something similar but unrelated. Impressed with my knowledge, a smile appeared on his face and we continued our discussion. With the SATs there is no one to impress. A machine will review my answers and assign me a score.
How am I to give a yes or no answer, when there is no such thing in the yeshiva world? The questions are so foreign. In yeshiva you had to choose which “depends” you want to go with.
Check out the feedback on the comments for Sam’s academic choices:
Todd: For a science squid you write better than most creative writing types.
Kafhakela: Lucky you’re not interested in law, ‘cuz then all the “depends’” from yeshiva would come right back.Printable Version