Cheating is an art, for those who don't believe me. You ought to persuade the other person to believe in you no matter what, at the cost of something you can afford. Its like invading someones mindset and extracting things out of him and making him do what you wish him to do. Cheating needs a lot of hard work and intelligence, and trying not to be cheated even harder. I have heard about people who cheat in exams. They have different methods of copying and strange methods which one normally would not have come up with.
A person was telling me how to mug up India map in Geography in school days so as to save time drawing it. He used a binding wire (wires used for binding metal rods in a construction site) to make the India maps outline and brought it in his pocket bended in some fashion. He have to unfold it during exam time, draw the outline and then throw it away or just deform it so that even if caught none will suspect. How could one imagine of such a simple solution which would have taken at least 10 mins in drawing the outline? With that he could save time by drawing in a jiffy. Thats intelligence, thats the way people thinks smartly,though it may be wrong.
In another incident,a person was writing notes for exam in a long paper. It was so long that i told him,he will anytime be seen taking it out and get caught.It was at least the length of an A4 size paper and some 1 and 1/2 inches wide. Imagine what he might have done? He folded the paper evenly throughout the length many times alternately (left and right), till the size of the paper was small enough to fit in the palms. He then wrote the notes horizontally on each smallest fold of paper alternately -back and forth. That way he could hold it in his palms a whole book. He can even turn the pages with a single thumb -back and forth so easily. I was amazed at his wits. So simple and yet effective!
Yet in another incident, i saw this man did a clean job. He pasted some big list of table on a "Stick it" note (notes used to stick on walls for reminder), folded it in small piece and took with him in pocket. When the answer paper came,he took chance and sticked it to one of the inside page of the answer sheet. So when the invigilator came and searched for anything, he was clean. later he jotted down those points on the backside of the answer sheet like a rough work and then disposed it off into his own pocket. Maybe he didn't want to leave any evidence whatsoever! That was cool technique.
In all these cheating, though it may be wrong to do so; those people had the guts to do so. They also have a fear of getting caught but they value the note more than deciding to write on their own and take the risk. Can they be called entrepreneurs (LOL)? Different people have different methods and techniques of their own to make their life more easy going. Even if the step they take is wrong, they take the risk of doing it by choice. These people can tackle a problem in the way they wish to...they have a thinking process quite different from others..out of the box.
Hats off to you guys?
N.B: I am not encouraging anyone to cheat or use unfair means in any sort of exams. I value the way they think in tackling a problem out of the box and thats what i meant.