Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So I saw this guy again! Sitting down eating lunch and then I hear him calling my name and he comes and starts talking to me, not asking me questions, just simply talking about himself. He then went on to tell me that he didn't care that there were all these people from Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, etc., here, because he went to a no-name school, didn't spend all that money, and is in exactly the same place as those poor suckers. Like somehow, he's managed to pull one over on those Harvard kids by going to Jimbo's School of Readin' & Writin' fer Simians. At this point, I was trying to remember the Model Penal Code definition of vehicular manslaughter and wondering whether "crime in the service of the public interest" could be a factor in the Sentencing Guidelines.

So picture this. I am already having a hard day and somehow I was hanging out with some idiot who kept thinking he was going to top some class but I didn't launch into my, "After you get to law school, you discover that LSAT isn't necessarily predictive of your success" speech. There are plenty of people with high LSATs who ended up in the middle or the bottom of the class. And plenty of people with low LSAT scores who are at the top of the class. But I figured, hey, this guy clearly knows way more than me. After all, he's guaranteed to be in the top 10% of the class. Whatever!!