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I feel so sorry for you. I was once told my glasses had to be removed because they could have notes on them. I’m like, sorry what mate, you been watching pixels or some sh*t?
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(Original post by Tom Hossain)
I feel so sorry for you. I was once told my glasses had to be removed because they could have notes on them. I’m like, sorry what mate, you been watching pixels or some sh*t?
I bet you didn't see that coming...


Should get anti glare lenses, so they stop looking at you.
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I had my language mock this morning and an invigilator thought it was crucial enough to leave a note of my desk during it stating
'don't worry you're not in trouble but please speak to an invigilator after the exam'

Anyway when it finished an invigilator approached me nd asked
'Are you wearing perfume?'
like I had no idea what was going on and just awkwardly laughed thinking she was going to ask what it was or something but then she turns slightly more peristant
'is it coconut? It smells very coconutty'
and like I'm so confused I didn't put a lot on at all
'we are going to have to reconsider the seating arrangements because of you and rearrange the seating plan'

Like what???? What was that about?? Its artifical and I don't see why a body spray would contain any actual coconut in case of allergies

I have no idea what this is about does anyone have any insight on this? I didn't know smelling 'too much like coconut' was against the rules? I asked my friends and they said they could only smell it if they came super close to me and smelt me directly?
Someone complained about you
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I can't stand coconut - if there's even a tiny bit around I can detect/ smell it, and it makes me feel quite ill... maybe your invigilator's the same?

However, in the case of an exam this seems really unprofessionally handled and they seemed to manage the exam session fine, so imo they shouldn't punish you for it, which seems to be the case here and is pretty unfair.
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Erm, there really is.
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(Original post by Roseln)
I had my language mock this morning and an invigilator thought it was crucial enough to leave a note of my desk during it stating
'don't worry you're not in trouble but please speak to an invigilator after the exam'

Anyway when it finished an invigilator approached me nd asked
'Are you wearing perfume?'
like I had no idea what was going on and just awkwardly laughed thinking she was going to ask what it was or something but then she turns slightly more peristant
'is it coconut? It smells very coconutty'
and like I'm so confused I didn't put a lot on at all
'we are going to have to reconsider the seating arrangements because of you and rearrange the seating plan'

Like what???? What was that about?? Its artifical and I don't see why a body spray would contain any actual coconut in case of allergies

I have no idea what this is about does anyone have any insight on this? I didn't know smelling 'too much like coconut' was against the rules? I asked my friends and they said they could only smell it if they came super close to me and smelt me directly?
IKR
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I would be complaining that your exam was interrupted - even though the note said not to worry it was bound to be playing on your mind. It was either something that needed to be addressed there and then (which is wasn't) or they shouldn't have approached you till after the exam was finished.
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(Original post by Roseln)
.... an invigilator thought it was crucial enough to leave a note of my desk during it stating
'don't worry you're not in trouble but please speak to an invigilator after the exam'

Anyway when it finished an invigilator approached me nd asked
'Are you wearing perfume?'...
'we are going to have to reconsider the seating arrangements because of you and rearrange the seating plan'
As an experienced chief invigilator, I would say that, from the information you've given, this is totally unacceptable behaviour by the invigilator.**
1. The only reason for giving a student a note during an exam is if the student is being given an official warning. That will have been explained in the exam pre-amble.
2. Do you have school/college rules about wearing perfume? I doubt it!
3. If there was genuine cause for intervention it should not wait until the end of the exam - it's irrelevant at that point. You can't re-arrange the seating after the event. If there was a complaint from another student, the appropriate action would have been to move that student (they were already disturbed and to leave them next to you would not have helped them to settle)

This may have been a mock but think what it might do in the real exam to have this happen. You should raise this with your school/college and ask for a full explanation as to why your exam was disrupted.

** I'm going purely on your version of events - but I'm struggling to find an argument from the invigilator's side. We encourage students to raise any exam issues with the chief invigilator or the senior academic before they leave the exam hall.
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Some people in positions of authority can completely take advantage of it and do weird things such as the situation you have described.

When I was in year 12 our English teacher asked this girl in our class to take off her jumper (because apparently for a chunk of time it was against the rules to wear jumpers??? Our sixth form was so weird) and she kept refusing so our teacher started threatning to get the deputy head in, and eventually the girl had to admit it was because she didn't have a top on underneath Still feel sorry for her to this day! One of the most bizarre things that a teacher has ever done in my experience. Everyone hated this woman too, perhaps that's why she felt the need to be unreasonable and make the most of her authority.

Perhaps the invigilator feels out of control in her life or something and felt being a bit of a b*tch to you would give her the power she craves lol
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(Original post by Roseln)
I had my language mock this morning and an invigilator thought it was crucial enough to leave a note of my desk during it stating
'don't worry you're not in trouble but please speak to an invigilator after the exam'

Anyway when it finished an invigilator approached me nd asked
'Are you wearing perfume?'
like I had no idea what was going on and just awkwardly laughed thinking she was going to ask what it was or something but then she turns slightly more peristant
'is it coconut? It smells very coconutty'
and like I'm so confused I didn't put a lot on at all
'we are going to have to reconsider the seating arrangements because of you and rearrange the seating plan'

Like what???? What was that about?? Its artifical and I don't see why a body spray would contain any actual coconut in case of allergies

I have no idea what this is about does anyone have any insight on this? I didn't know smelling 'too much like coconut' was against the rules? I asked my friends and they said they could only smell it if they came super close to me and smelt me directly?
odd i do not know you can get into trouble for that don't worry
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