||[Apr. 11th, 2011|01:37 pm]
I wrote my linguistics exam this morning. The exam was pretty easy, perhaps another 90%. |
As I was finishing up and just starting to look over my answers, there was a noise coming from the front of the class where we had all put our bags and things. At first the prof just ignored it, but then after maybe 10 or 20 seconds he said "someone's phone is taking". It sounded like music. After another 10 or 20 seconds, when the supposed phone didn't stop, he went over by the bags to see which one it was as he said "can someone come up and turn it off?"
I was thinking to myself, it can't be my phone. I ALWAYS make sure my phone is on silent before I go into class, and most certainly before an exam. I'm anal about stuff like that. I check and re-check, and when I lay my bags down I check again. Just like when i'm leaving my apartment or my car I have to have my keys in my hands while i'm locking it. I've never been locked out before. (Losing my keys in my room while i'm home, now that's a different story... lol).
However, as the prof listens closely, he lifts up MY bag and says that the music is coming from there. With the bag being lifted up I hear that it's La Roux, and think WTF - that's my ipod?? I made sure it was off and locked before putting it in my bag, and besides, the earphones were plugged in and therefore the music shouldn't be coming directly through the ipod speaker.
A little embarassed, I walk to the front of the class (rather, auditorium), apologise to the prof and dig through my bag, find my ipod, turn it off, lock it again, and make sure the earphones are clicked in (which they were). As I walk back to my prof I apologise again and say I have no idea how that could have happened.
It's still a mystery.
Before my next exam I am going to lower the volume to zero before turning it off, locking it, and ensuring the headphones are plugged in. Way to make me more anal than I already am, ipod!