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How bad?

1. Reflects very poorly, withdraw
4
29%
2. Reflects somewhat poorly, wait it out
3
21%
3. Is fine, wait it out
4
29%
4. I did this once and it was fine
1
7%
5. I did this once and it was NOT fine
2
14%
 
Total votes: 14

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Postby eed333 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:31 pm

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Re: Skype problem- reflects poorly on applicant, withdraw?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:34 pm

Happened in my NW interview. Admissions officer called me and I apologized. She said not to worry, that it happens all the time. I was accepted so I don't think it hurt me. I certainly wouldn't withdraw.

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Postby ymmv » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:35 pm

Seppuku seems appropriate.

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Postby Hand » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:36 pm

ymmv wrote:Seppuku seems appropriate.

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Postby eed333 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:37 pm

ymmv wrote:Seppuku seems appropriate.


thanks I'll tell him to look into it :roll:
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Postby bjsesq » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:38 pm

ymmv wrote:Seppuku seems appropriate.

For the longest time I thought harikari and seppuku were different and depended on the direction of the cut, and then a japanese buddy told me I was retarded and said they are the same thing.

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Postby Mullens » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:39 pm

Is there any benefit at all to withdrawing? I can't think of a single one.

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Postby ymmv » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:40 pm

bjsesq wrote:
ymmv wrote:Seppuku seems appropriate.

For the longest time I thought harikari and seppuku were different and depended on the direction of the cut, and then a japanese buddy told me I was retarded and said they are the same thing.


Dat etymologically Chinese script confusion.

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Postby DELG » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:42 pm

I had an applicant cancel the interview I was supposed to do and apparently they got in anyway, despite expressly telling me they don't want to go

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Postby Hand » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:43 pm

ymmv wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
ymmv wrote:Seppuku seems appropriate.

For the longest time I thought harikari and seppuku were different and depended on the direction of the cut, and then a japanese buddy told me I was retarded and said they are the same thing.


Dat etymologically Chinese script confusion.


Harakiri sounds a lot better though. Seppuko sounds like a beer brand.

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Postby bjsesq » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:45 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
ymmv wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
ymmv wrote:Seppuku seems appropriate.

For the longest time I thought harikari and seppuku were different and depended on the direction of the cut, and then a japanese buddy told me I was retarded and said they are the same thing.


Dat etymologically Chinese script confusion.


Harakiri sounds a lot better though. Seppuko sounds like a beer brand.

TO us it is, but harikari is the vulgar way of saying it.

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Postby eed333 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:45 pm

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Postby DELG » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:46 pm

Seppuku makes me think about bukkake

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Postby Hand » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:46 pm

aad993 wrote:Benefit: If this is the only school you're waiting on and you also have no wait-lists, you can make a final decision over the next few days. Instead of waiting around for 2 weeks for rejection/purgatory/low merit aid?


why are you still alive to ask questions, wasn't the advice clear

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Postby bjsesq » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:47 pm

I don't understand why you would withdraw other than you have to give a thumbs up somewhere else before you expect a response, or you are just feeling sorry for yourself about something going wrong. Tell your friend to quit being a baby.

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Postby bjsesq » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:48 pm

DELG wrote:Seppuku makes me think about bukkake

Buffalo Bill

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Postby eed333 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:49 pm

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Postby Hand » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:50 pm

aad993 wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
aad993 wrote:Benefit: If this is the only school you're waiting on and you also have no wait-lists, you can make a final decision over the next few days. Instead of waiting around for 2 weeks for rejection/purgatory/low merit aid?


why are you still alive to ask questions, wasn't the advice clear


No one is committing seppuku!!! is that even legal?


it may be a sin in the eyes of the LORD but the law is probably silent on the matter

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Postby landshoes » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:51 pm

aad993 wrote:Benefit: If this is the only school you're waiting on and you also have no wait-lists, you can make a final decision over the next few days. Instead of waiting around for 2 weeks for rejection/purgatory/low merit aid?


You could just assume rejection and move on, mentally, without actually withdrawing.

This seems like an abnormal level of anxiety about being rejected. This friend should try self-care that has nothing to do with law school. Watch a movie. Buy an interesting snack. Take a walk. See friends. Things like that. Ride it out.

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Postby eed333 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:54 pm

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Postby rpupkin » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:57 pm

aad993 wrote:
landshoes wrote:You could just assume rejection and move on, mentally, without actually withdrawing.


I don't know if you were trying to be helpful or not. But this actually makes the most sense.

Make a decision as if you'd withdrawn. And then if you get rejected/waitlisted, nothing changes and you're ready to make a final commitment. And if not, then that's great! Cool beans. Thanks.

Are you an alt of DeRascal?

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Postby landshoes » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:58 pm

aad993 wrote:
landshoes wrote:You could just assume rejection and move on, mentally, without actually withdrawing.


I don't know if you were trying to be helpful or not. But this actually makes the most sense.

Make a decision as if you'd withdrawn. And then if you get rejected/waitlisted, nothing changes and you're ready to make a final commitment. And if not, then that's great! Cool beans. Thanks.


Yes, I was trying to be helpful. I genuinely think that distraction and detachment are both excellent strategies when one is feeling overwhelmed by one's ability to control a given outcome.

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Postby chuckbass » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:58 pm

aad993 wrote:
landshoes wrote:You could just assume rejection and move on, mentally, without actually withdrawing.


I don't know if you were trying to be helpful or not. But this actually makes the most sense.

Make a decision as if you'd withdrawn. And then if you get rejected/waitlisted, nothing changes and you're ready to make a final commitment. And if not, then that's great! Cool beans. Thanks.

Why would your friend apply and interview with a school if they weren't interested in attending?

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Re: Skype problem- reflects poorly on applicant, withdraw?

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:58 pm

Withdraw. And write an extended apology to the school and all other schools applied to, explaining the mistake. Possible C&F issues otherwise.

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Postby eed333 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:01 pm

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