Did I ever tell you about the time when I crushed that standardized test? No? Probably because it's EVERY time.
Unhyperbolic examples: I walked into my SATs when I was in high school stoned, drunk, hungover and missing two limbs, and guaranteed my simultaneous entrance into Oxford and Harvard. I took the GMAT with my eyes closed and both hands tied behind my back (they grew back in college) and got a score an Asian father would be proud of. For shits and giggles, I took the LSAT, and John Grisham wrote me a letter asking me to work for him as his mentor.
Basically, I'm an amazing test taker.
So I wasn't at all afraid when my wife insisted that we went to go take the eye exam yesterday. Because it was my first eye exam ever, I have to admit, I was kind of nervous. I memorized all the letters in the alphabet ahead of time, just in case my amazing test taking skills failed me.
And to be sure - I destroyed the eye exam. I listed every letter I knew, and the doctor seemed pretty impressed. Then she put this crazy metal Optimus Prime mask over my face, and asked me repeatedly which number I liked better, 1 or 2. I don't really understand why she asked the same stupid question over and over. Especially when everyone knows I only like even numbers.
But my poor wife didn't study hard enough and had trouble with the letters V and Y. and also O and D. It would probably have been easier for her if she were to be asked about the Cyrillic alphabet, I imagine. She got an A, though apparently, in the Eye Exam world, A stands for Astigmatism. Strange though, how a Jewish girl can get Jesus Sores. Or even how an eye exam can determine if you're going to get those sores.
I guess it's why I'm not an ornithologist.