DISCLAIMER: All or some of the following article may or not be hyperbole.
“What’re you thinking of taking up after 12th?”
“I want to do CS yaar!”
“I heard it’s suitable for girls.”
“Because joining Facebook is mah DREAM!”
“Because $$$, duh!”
I was the one who asked why. And the one who gave a non-committal shrug when asked the same question(the first one). And the one who mocked my friends for being oh-so-conventional. And, fast forward to June, I applied to CSE, IIT-H. *facepalm* Now I need to be ready with a proper reason to shut my friends up. Which aren’t one of the reasons mentioned above. Want a reason? Okay! You see, CSE is a very challenging branch where you use a lot of math, which I love, and reasoning and blah blah blah. Yeah, no one’s buying that.
Fine, I’ll be straight with you. I’m a wimp. I can’t punch someone to save my life. I’ve never successfully gotten a volleyball over the net. Family functions usually end in my being mauled by a bunch of 10 year olds. And muscles? What muscles? Such physical strength obviously rules out any activity which requires some form of motor skills- playing sports, getting into a brawl, bitch-slapping my middle school tormentors, or even successfully playing a game of paintball! (The only time I played, I got shot thrice in the first two minutes, and spent the rest of the game cowering behind a stack of tyres) Hello, dork-dom.
Of late, however, my fantasies have taken a more practical route; instead of slapping a bully, I could simply crash their computer or, if that’s not satisfying enough, construct a cyborg arm to get the slapping done for me (Yes, I’ve been watching too much of Phineas and Ferb). Why stop here? I can use that arm to actually throw stuff and shoot, or even invent a portable force field creator-thingy so I can keep those pesky kids out of the way (I’m kidding, I actually like kids). And of course, we also have boring, practical uses like open heart surgery, robo-soldiers, and the like, but that’s not the point here (Actually, no-they’re pretty cool too).
My brawn is non-existent – what’s a girl to do? Channel my mental prowess into something that can help me well, do cool shit, with the mere physical requirement of being capable of lifting a laptop. (I do find basic model laptops kinda heavy though)
Of course I could just admit that I joined CSE because Physics makes me want to weep, but where’s the fun in that?