Put a pint of water into a pot.
Put the stove on high to boil the water.
This water is at its simmering stage because tiny bubbles are now rapidly forming. A simmer is not a boil- it is the stage just BEFORE the boil.
Turn down the heat.
Put the eggs in with a heat resistant spoon.
Get a bowl full of cold water.
Take the egg out.
It should look like this.
And when you cut it open it should look like this.