#CPAexamFail Doesn’t Do This Justice

Nor does it seem real which either means: 1) It's totally real and if so, let's pray for this person; 2) It's totally not real. But hey, someone shared it with us on Twitter, so okay!

I remember the night after Day 1 of my exam — yes, the written one — I was sitting around with some graduate school friends when, for whatever reason, I had a mental image of myself filling out the multiple choice question bubble sheet across instead of down. Incorrectly. This meant that most of my MCQs were going to be wrong. The fear gripped me like nothing I've ever experienced. I felt like I was going to lose my cookies right on the table of that dimly lit hotel bar. After 60 to 90 seconds of sheer terror, my senses came back and I remembered that I filled out the sheet correctly.

I recount this story because it's not impossible for your brain to play tricks on you or go into full meltdown when you're under stress. We'd all like to think that everyone goes into their exams prepared, but sometimes, obviously, they don't. Gah.

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