Richie Tenenbaum wrote:How is this that unbelievable? Mentioning that your fiancee will be attending the school in the fall is a very strong way of conveying the message that you will absolutely accept if you get off the WL. While it's a bit weird that the guy was so open in talking with her, it doesn't seem that far-fetched.
Also, the doctor thread didn't seem that far-fetched to me either. People understand the importance of loved ones when it comes to moving to a new location. Law schools in small cities will work to find jobs for spouses of law professors. Hell, universities will give a tenure track position to a professor they wouldn't give an offer on his or her credentials alone but they really want the partner as a professor there (this happens within the same department and it can happen among two different departments).
Maybe I'm just being gullible?
I agree. Either regulars on here get off on being dicks (very likely) or they are so wrapped up in the TLS mentality of "numbers and nothing else matters" that they don't realize people get in on the margins too. Maybe not as commonly, but it can happen. Besides, if the person is on the waitlist, according to TLS mentality, they already have numbers the school might need (or they'd just reject). They are usually just waiting to see who accepts/doesn't so that they know what numbers they need to concentrate on (increasing GPA, etc).