I’ve come to the harsh realization that I may never write legibly again and, if I ever have to resort to a pen and paper as my only means of communication, I may become incommunicationable! Yes, I know that’s not a real word but that’s where my written skills are headed – to indecipherable lines of scribbles and text! Without a keyboard I am simply not a written communicator.
I know this is true because of the final exam I was administered today. Almost the entire test was comprised of essay-style questions that required a pen and paper (GASP!). The difficulty of this exam had gone from elementary to an all out physical challenge. Sure, I had studied the material, but I was nowhere near prepared for an epic handwriting battle! Over 10 pages…four of which required more than just a bubble or circular marking. By the time I was through I had blisters on my fingers and blood on my knuckles. I didn’t think I would make it out alive. I saw my educational career die right there with that abominable test. But, with the click of a pen and the turn of a page, it was all over. Victory was mine! The Great War was fought and I had survived the wretched experience without any permanent damage to my hand. The only problem is, I’m not sure if anyone will be able to read my handwriting. I wonder if that matters?