For all you students out there with exams, here's what I've done to combat the s-word:
- Go and buy a tube of Smarties (more if you doing finals)
- Eat the Smarties
- Tape the tube to the edge of your desk
- Hit the tube and watch the lid pop out
- Repeat last step as necessary
In serious cases....
For anyone doing finals...
- Find an old, empty margarine container (or similar)
- Find a large (but preferably not too sharp) fisherman's knife, pocket
knife or penknife.
- Stab container repeatedly.
- Avoid stabbing yourself (or anyone else) this tend to lead to more
stress, not less.
If you find that after the stress relief, the container still functions
as a container (for anything), you probably weren't stressed enough. Stick
to the smarties.