It's funny isn't it? We spend our childhood wishing that we'd grow up as soon as possible and then spend the rest of our lives wishing that we could go back. Childhood is the sweetest, most innocent time of a person's life, as well as the source of their fondest memories. Memories that no one ever forgets. And school life is definitely the best of the lot.
Remember the white PT shoes?
Or the blue eraser that was supposed to erase pen marks but it erased the paper itself?
Or the thrill of gel pens?
Or those taxing games of pen-fights?
Considering all this, our geometry boxes were definitely a HUGE part of our childhoods.
I distinctly remember how my tiny little hopes of drawing a perfect circle finally had a saviour in the form of a compass.
It's a different thing altogether that we used our compasses as javelins and put multiple holes on our desks. Hey! We were putting it to use. Ab circle nahi banayenge toh chhed hi karenge na. And remember how everybody checked under their bum before sitting for some rogue compasses lying on their benches? Yes. We did that. We all did that.
But what the fuck are set-squares?! It's like the ignored middle child of the geometry box's instrument family.
First of all, why the fuck are they even called set-squares when they are in fact triangles? What illuminati level conspiracy is this? Why are you trying to mess with the brains of innocent children?
We tried going around the office and no one could remember why they were used. Well, I used them only for one purpose - to draw lines when I lost my ruler.
In this day and age when we are consumed by consumerism, I wonder if our children could ever feel what it means to long for something? Would they get such a buzz from something so ordinary?
In terms of value for joy, that must be the best 40 bucks I've ever spent.