How to handle this?

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kalvano
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How to handle this?

Postby kalvano » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:58 pm

I had a meeting with an admissions person at a law school, and received a hand-written note from him. I absolutely cannot read a single word he wrote, but it looks like it might be important.

What's the best way to email and tell him?

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby sibley » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:00 pm

First have everyone you know (some of us, included...though posting here probably isn't a good idea) try to decipher it. Then just tell him. "I had trouble reading the note.." but he probably won't remember, so email him a copy when you tell him...

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby mb88 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:10 pm

If I'm ever an Addcomm, I'm so going to do that. Hand them a written note that looks very important but is completely indecipherable, and then see which ones have the balls to tell me my handwriting sucks.

Those who do get auto-admitted. :twisted:

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:11 pm

ignore it or just send him a short email thanking him for his time ...

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Amelie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:13 pm

I'd try to get as many people as possible to read it (or as many as it takes) before you do anything else.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:14 pm

personally, i think the note isnt super important...i mean, it isnt some secret code to get autoadmitted into the school haha

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby kalvano » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:15 pm

Well, I'm on the waitlist and was visiting to try and get off, and he's emailed me since then, so I am curious what merits a hand-written note.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:22 pm

kalvano wrote:I had a meeting with an admissions person at a law school, and received a hand-written note from him. I absolutely cannot read a single word he wrote, but it looks like it might be important.

What's the best way to email and tell him?

Just shoot him a short professional email.

"Dear Dean X,

I am in receipt of your letter dated XX/XX/XXXX. You write like an infant with Parkinson's. Please resend the aforementioned correspondence either typed or with big boy handwriting."

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby ConMan345 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:22 pm

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Ragged » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:24 pm

It will be funny if it turns out that the note says something really irrelevant like your name or his name or the day of the week.

Like others said get someone else to read it.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby kalvano » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:33 pm

I've tried. Responses so far have ranged from laughing to wondering if it's in Arabic.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby gochrisgo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:34 pm

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby jocelyne » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:41 pm

Bring it to a pharmacist, haha, they can read really messed up writing.

But in all seriousness, maybe ask the receptionist to decipher the msg??

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Zapatero » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:44 pm

I'd love to take a look at it. PM me if you'd like me to give it a go.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Renzo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:56 pm

I worked with doctors for years. Scan/pm it to me, I'll bet I can help.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Zapatero » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:02 pm

I bet Nicolas Cage could crack the code.


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Re: How to handle this?

Postby kalvano » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:42 am

I had some friends on another forum take a look at it, and I think we pretty much solved it.

For those curious, I'll PM you a section of it so you can see that I'm not kidding when I say it's bad.

Shoot me a PM if you're interested.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Dany » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:25 am

Wow - that really was completely illegible.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby Zapatero » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:28 am

eskimo wrote:Wow - that really was completely illegible.


Yeah, I think I got most of the first sentence, but it was all downhill after that.

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Re: How to handle this?

Postby sudoku » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:34 am

Call him out on it. I think you'd stick out as the desired minority if you tactfully and respectfully confronted him about his handwriting. Pull it off objectively and in a manner that doesn't call his baby ugly, and you'll be respected, I'd imagine.

But, damnit, bless your heart.




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