GRE has restored my faith in Luck.
GRE sometimes adds an extra section – an experimental section to your test, this does not count towards your score. But you have no way of knowing which section is the experimental one, so you have to do everything sincerely. I was dreading the idea of getting an extra quantitative or verbal section, I was in no mood to read another bunch of essays or do any more math than was essential.
Luckily for me, on my test, the experimental section was identified ‘The next section is experimental – but if you do it sincerely you stand to receive such and such a gift from ETS’ It was actually funny. To add to my good fortune the last section just involved writing. It was neither math nor verbal, which was fabulous. So I returned ETS the favor and did the experimental section with complete sincerity.