Johnsgoat wrote:Long time lurker first time poster....
At a testing center in NYC.
I got there an hour and half early and was looking for a place to do my warm up. There was a Starbucks that was jammed pack and greasy spoon diner. So I go into the diner and have breakfast while I do my warmup. A man comes in and explains to the staff that he is taking a test across the way and would like it if they could store his bag. This was in the middle of downtown NYC. LOL, as you could imagine they said no. There must have been 10-15 people with bags, phones, and other prohibited items, fortunate for them the proctors, and staff at the school, allowed them to leave it in the lobby. Although, warned that they would not be watching the items.
I almost thought I was going to get turned away on the check-in line. The picture on my ID is significantly old and I have gained quite a bit of weight. She did a double take and handed it back to me, phew. The girl in front of me came in with a fresh pack of pencils. The proctor told her she was only allowed four and needed to dispose of the rest. Meanwhile, when I get into the room the guy across the way has over 20 pencils out on the desk. I was amazed by that, I would have liked to have more than four, but I don't know what I'd do with 20.
After the break the proctor made an announcement for whomever was cracking their knuckles to please stop and that it was bothering another tester. Funny, I didn't notice this guy cracking his knuckles until after that announcement, when said guy did it probably three or four more times. This was a full on knuckle crack too, like both hands.
riveting. on the edge of my seat -- was expecting a shyamalan twist