Last week Monday I had a midterm which for some reason I totally forgot about. I realized too late that I was having a midterm, and had one hour to study, so of course I did poorly on the exam, but yet was still surprised to see that I failed. I couldn’t believe it, after all I had never failed before. But yet in a way I was comforted that I had gotten a low mark, rather than getting a passing bad mark.
After taking the test, I heard everyone talking about how hard and tricky it was, so I was thinking to myself, perhaps it’s a good thing I haven’t gotten a chance to study after all, cause why waste my energy if I was going to do poorly anyways.
Then yesterday I went over to the professor, and asked her if there was a way for me to makeup the points since I did very poorly because I had forgotten about the test. So she told me that if one were to get a 40 on the first test, and then 80’s on the next 2, then obviously something went wrong with the first one, and she will only count the next 2. I told her Thank You and left feeling happy.
See I knew it was a good thing to fail, cause then on the next 2 I can only do better. Since I know what kind of tricky tests she gives, I know to study harder for the next ones, and will hopefully be able to do well on those, so it all works out! Hashem is on my side!