Overheard at the LSAT

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Postby gastronomy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:32 am

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby thetravelinglawyer » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:47 am

I'm a tool because I read and followed the directions that were sent out four times, including one email specifically reminding people not to bring bags, and I don't have pity for those who decided the rules didn't apply to them? I think the no mechanical pencil rule is idiotic, but I'm not going to show up with a handful of them and moan that they should make special accommodations for me because I didn't feel like bringing some regular ones.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby pterodactyls » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:14 pm

I mean, I think the bag thing is a little different. It's one thing being in America and just bringing mechanical pencils instead of regular pencils because you're arrogant and don't follow directions. It's another thing traveling abroad and actually having no where to keep your stuff without it getting stolen. Those people probably had a backpack for a reason - like they had traveled there the night before and needed a spare change of clothes or food.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Shib26 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:09 pm

Might as well revive this thread. My favorite today was the dude who, while waiting to start, told everybody who would listen that he had gotten an e-mail from Stanford. But then he's all "I don't want to go to the west coast though," like he's already got an offer that he's turning down. Turns out this was his first LSAT and had taken all of 2 PTs and both were in the low 150s. Duuuuuude....

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby pancakes3 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:39 pm

more likely than not dude was just misreading samford.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Billy Madison » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:42 pm

"Dude, when she called out '5 minutes' I was only halfway done..."

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby mm89 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:00 pm

"Ok you're all free to go."

"Omg I didn't check if everyone signed their writing responses."

Runs down the hall, "wait, come back!"



I'm sorry, but I didn't know prepubescent 20 somethings were allowed to proctor?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby thetravelinglawyer » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:36 pm

pterodactyls wrote:I mean, I think the bag thing is a little different. It's one thing being in America and just bringing mechanical pencils instead of regular pencils because you're arrogant and don't follow directions. It's another thing traveling abroad and actually having no where to keep your stuff without it getting stolen. Those people probably had a backpack for a reason - like they had traveled there the night before and needed a spare change of clothes or food.


There were plenty of options for them. All the train stations and airports here have lockers for leaving your bags and there are tons of hostels where you can rent a locker to leave your stuff during the day. These options only cost a couple of bucks and wouldn't have been that big of a detour. Pretty sure the email from the test center administrator even mentioned those specifically. And our test started at 2 so they had plenty of time that morning to take care of it.

Edit: Also, there really wasn't any place for a bunch of large bags. That's why they sent the special email out warning people not to bring them, it wasn't just the test administrator being difficult just to be difficult. Even if LSAC wanted to accommodate them, they would have had to rent out another room and either locked it or paid someone to watch the stuff, and then there might be liability issues with someone leaving the test early and taking someone else's bag, etc.

I just couldn't believe how few people at the test actually followed all of the rules. I was so paranoid about doing something wrong I must've read those things 20 times to make sure I had everything I needed and didn't have what I couldn't. I think of good lawyers as people who are pretty responsible and detail oriented, so it was unnerving to me to see so many potential lawyers who couldn't even handle the LSAT rules.
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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Mikey » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:43 am

Cant' wait to read people's stories from yesterday.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Winter is Coming » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:59 pm

thetravelinglawyer wrote:
pterodactyls wrote:I mean, I think the bag thing is a little different. It's one thing being in America and just bringing mechanical pencils instead of regular pencils because you're arrogant and don't follow directions. It's another thing traveling abroad and actually having no where to keep your stuff without it getting stolen. Those people probably had a backpack for a reason - like they had traveled there the night before and needed a spare change of clothes or food.


There were plenty of options for them. All the train stations and airports here have lockers for leaving your bags and there are tons of hostels where you can rent a locker to leave your stuff during the day. These options only cost a couple of bucks and wouldn't have been that big of a detour. Pretty sure the email from the test center administrator even mentioned those specifically. And our test started at 2 so they had plenty of time that morning to take care of it.

I just couldn't believe how few people at the test actually followed all of the rules. I was so paranoid about doing something wrong I must've read those things 20 times to make sure I had everything I needed and didn't have what I couldn't. I think of good lawyers as people who are pretty responsible and detail oriented, so it was unnerving to me to see so many potential lawyers who couldn't even handle the LSAT rules.


I already feel bad for your future classmates. Let's not derail a thread that's supposed to be funny with you passing judgment on people in a foreign country on a super-stressful day.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby thetravelinglawyer » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:28 pm

Good grief, lighten up. This entire thread is people laughing at and casting judgment on what other people say/do on a super stressful day. I thought we moved on past the derailing "you people sharing stories are just elitist snobs" stuff 100 pages ago.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby dontsaywhatyoumean » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:13 pm

Nothing funny.

Someone was caught writing after time was called though, the proctor mentioned it, but if anything was done about it, it certainly wasn't obvious. The test taker continued with the following sections.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby LitigatingLiar » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:35 pm

Nothing to crazy at my testing center. A guy showed up with two different shoes. He realized it when he got there. We laughed a little and I told him just try to stay calm. It looks like the nerves got you this morning. I'm sure someone else has done worse.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby Daaltaraan » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:44 pm

adj8103 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Mauve Dinosaur wrote:2 guys who seem to know each other

Guy 1: "Okay say you're on your 5th section of your third writing and it's RC. You screwed up your last 2 tests but you aced all the other sections. This one is harder, but manageable but you WILL need all your time. Meanwhile your insides are churning and you know that you WON'T be able to hold it in until the end of the section. Do you shit your pants or give up your dream of becoming a lawyer."
Guy 2: I would totally shit my pants. Wouldn't even think about it. I'd smell like ass but walk out of there with my head held high like a boss.
Guy 1: Me too, I even came prepared. I'm wearing Depends *pulls down pants slightly*
Guy 2: FUCK wish I thought of that. You're a genius bro.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Why do I love this one so much? A presumably healthy guy in his early twenties is conferred genius status not in spite of, but because of the fact that he is wearing adult diapers....

Only the LSAT... (shaking head)


It's pathetic how much this speaks to me. TMI: I had to leave my second section at the five minutes remaining mark because I had diarrhea.. I slammed my fingers in the stall door because I was trying to hurry.


I don't know if I am cursed or I just psych my own body out. Every big standardized test in my life I have diarrhea. ACT, PSAT, SAT... I figured that was high school, three years ago, I'll be fine. What do you know? Woke up at 6:30.. BOOM diarrhea... I tell myself 'well maybe it's all out of my system'. I pound down a quarter of a bottle of Pepto... Nope, arrive at the testing center and promptly find another bathroom. This time it's gone, right? WRONG. 2nd section... the rumbling in the stomach starts and I begin to sweat in panic. Diapers is genius.

Lucky for me that section was RC which I typically finish with 9-10 minutes left with time for review. I sprinted off to the bathroom instead and finally ended my torture. If that section was LG, I was screwed. Got home to find out that RC was my experimental! The LSAT Gods shined on me this day!

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby LitigatingLiar » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:24 pm

No one has any stories? Are things overheard at the LSAT also undisclosed during the February test?

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby lawyerinlouboutins » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:28 pm

I was drinking my apple juice (juice box) during the test. I took it out during break - and had started drinking it and I guess I never finished it! The crazy part is I didn't even realize I was drinking it until the straw made that awkward slurping sound it makes when you reach the bottom of nothing-ness.

Needless to say, I received several evil glances.... none of which came from the proctors (since they were so into the books they were reading).

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby JD116 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:49 pm

Daaltaraan wrote:
adj8103 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Mauve Dinosaur wrote:2 guys who seem to know each other

Guy 1: "Okay say you're on your 5th section of your third writing and it's RC. You screwed up your last 2 tests but you aced all the other sections. This one is harder, but manageable but you WILL need all your time. Meanwhile your insides are churning and you know that you WON'T be able to hold it in until the end of the section. Do you shit your pants or give up your dream of becoming a lawyer."
Guy 2: I would totally shit my pants. Wouldn't even think about it. I'd smell like ass but walk out of there with my head held high like a boss.
Guy 1: Me too, I even came prepared. I'm wearing Depends *pulls down pants slightly*
Guy 2: FUCK wish I thought of that. You're a genius bro.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Why do I love this one so much? A presumably healthy guy in his early twenties is conferred genius status not in spite of, but because of the fact that he is wearing adult diapers....

Only the LSAT... (shaking head)


It's pathetic how much this speaks to me. TMI: I had to leave my second section at the five minutes remaining mark because I had diarrhea.. I slammed my fingers in the stall door because I was trying to hurry.


I don't know if I am cursed or I just psych my own body out. Every big standardized test in my life I have diarrhea. ACT, PSAT, SAT... I figured that was high school, three years ago, I'll be fine. What do you know? Woke up at 6:30.. BOOM diarrhea... I tell myself 'well maybe it's all out of my system'. I pound down a quarter of a bottle of Pepto... Nope, arrive at the testing center and promptly find another bathroom. This time it's gone, right? WRONG. 2nd section... the rumbling in the stomach starts and I begin to sweat in panic. Diapers is genius.

Lucky for me that section was RC which I typically finish with 9-10 minutes left with time for review. I sprinted off to the bathroom instead and finally ended my torture. If that section was LG, I was screwed. Got home to find out that RC was my experimental! The LSAT Gods shined on me this day!


First off I'm so sorry you had to endure that. I am no stranger to such testing experiences. But I must say you had me busting up in near tears reading your description of the events. If we knew each other in real life, I would definitely be your friend. Here's to hoping your score doesn't need to be flushed down the toilet.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby O.J. » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:10 pm

Daaltaraan wrote: Woke up at 6:30.. BOOM diarrhea...


Just fell out of my seat. Thanks.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby JazzyMac » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:56 pm

Nebby wrote:
thetravelinglawyer wrote:So, I took my test at a center in Europe. Almost all of the test takers were American, mostly kids of expats or doing study abroad programs. The testing admin sent out a special email warning everyone that there would not be any place to leave bags or cell phones, and saying that they had had a lot of problems with this in the past so they wanted everyone to be clear not to bring prohibited items.

I was the first to arrive at my testing center (gunner-in-training) and I got to watch every single person arrive. They had a guy posted at the door to the building forbidding anyone from bringing purses, cell phones, backpacks, etc. At LEAST 75% of people had a forbidden item. Minimum. I only saw a handful of people show up with just their clear bag and walk in without a problem. And these people weren't even crafty enough to lie about it, there were so many who, when the door guard said "Do you have a cell phone on you?" they said "Yes it's in my pocket, can I leave it at the front desk?"

Several kids had huge backpacks (like those massive hiking-style backpacks), and they were having meltdowns because their bags had their laptops, cell phones, all their clothes and shoes, return train tickets, basically everything they owned. They had gone to several local cafes and asked the owners to let them stash their bags there and had struck out. Most had spent a lot of money to fly or take a train in from a neighboring country, so missing the test would have been an (even more) expensive mistake.

This huge crowd formed outside of people who were panicking because they didn't know where to put their stuff, and eventually the testing center admin came out and ripped them a new one. She called them stupid, arrogant children who thought the rules didn't apply to them. She told them all they shouldn't bother taking the test because if they couldn't be bothered to read instructions, they would never survive law school. Not gonna lie, got a little justice boner on that one. I wanted to high five that lady. Afterwards they were all grumbling about how rude and awful she was. The lack of self awareness was crazy, if that had been me I would have been mortified and so apologetic, and they were just brats about it, they were angry that their needs weren't being accommodated.

Sadly some local cafe owner eventually took pity on them and took in all their stuff, and they all made it back in time.

You're a tool.

The fact that they don't have a room for bags to be stored shows how TTT LSAC is as an organization.


Yes, my facility had a place for people to store bags since they came a long way using public transportation.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby AbbeyS » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:03 pm

Daaltaraan wrote:
adj8103 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Mauve Dinosaur wrote:2 guys who seem to know each other

Guy 1: "Okay say you're on your 5th section of your third writing and it's RC. You screwed up your last 2 tests but you aced all the other sections. This one is harder, but manageable but you WILL need all your time. Meanwhile your insides are churning and you know that you WON'T be able to hold it in until the end of the section. Do you shit your pants or give up your dream of becoming a lawyer."
Guy 2: I would totally shit my pants. Wouldn't even think about it. I'd smell like ass but walk out of there with my head held high like a boss.
Guy 1: Me too, I even came prepared. I'm wearing Depends *pulls down pants slightly*
Guy 2: FUCK wish I thought of that. You're a genius bro.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Why do I love this one so much? A presumably healthy guy in his early twenties is conferred genius status not in spite of, but because of the fact that he is wearing adult diapers....

Only the LSAT... (shaking head)


It's pathetic how much this speaks to me. TMI: I had to leave my second section at the five minutes remaining mark because I had diarrhea.. I slammed my fingers in the stall door because I was trying to hurry.


I don't know if I am cursed or I just psych my own body out. Every big standardized test in my life I have diarrhea. ACT, PSAT, SAT... I figured that was high school, three years ago, I'll be fine. What do you know? Woke up at 6:30.. BOOM diarrhea... I tell myself 'well maybe it's all out of my system'. I pound down a quarter of a bottle of Pepto... Nope, arrive at the testing center and promptly find another bathroom. This time it's gone, right? WRONG. 2nd section... the rumbling in the stomach starts and I begin to sweat in panic. Diapers is genius.

Lucky for me that section was RC which I typically finish with 9-10 minutes left with time for review. I sprinted off to the bathroom instead and finally ended my torture. If that section was LG, I was screwed. Got home to find out that RC was my experimental! The LSAT Gods shined on me this day!


I'm dying at this Hahahahha.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby nwin23 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:27 pm

I'm sure all of this has been mentioned several times, but people's inability to read directions baffles me.

guy walks into the meeting area holding his cell phone.

Proctor: You can't have that with you

guy: but it's my phone. I'll turn it off.

Proctor: Yeah, no...you can't do that. Take it back to your car.

Girl walks in wearing a bowler hat, carrying a grocery bag with all her materials and an entire box of tissues.

Proctor: Yeah, that bag is too big and you can't wear a hat.

Girl: But that bag is so big so it can hold the box of tissues!

Proctor: Yeah...no, sorry.

Everything else went fine-they did let one guy in my room keep his hoodie on, but he wasn't wearing the hood.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby kepfd24 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:57 pm

AbbeyS wrote:
Daaltaraan wrote:
adj8103 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Mauve Dinosaur wrote:2 guys who seem to know each other

Guy 1: "Okay say you're on your 5th section of your third writing and it's RC. You screwed up your last 2 tests but you aced all the other sections. This one is harder, but manageable but you WILL need all your time. Meanwhile your insides are churning and you know that you WON'T be able to hold it in until the end of the section. Do you shit your pants or give up your dream of becoming a lawyer."
Guy 2: I would totally shit my pants. Wouldn't even think about it. I'd smell like ass but walk out of there with my head held high like a boss.
Guy 1: Me too, I even came prepared. I'm wearing Depends *pulls down pants slightly*
Guy 2: FUCK wish I thought of that. You're a genius bro.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Why do I love this one so much? A presumably healthy guy in his early twenties is conferred genius status not in spite of, but because of the fact that he is wearing adult diapers....

Only the LSAT... (shaking head)


It's pathetic how much this speaks to me. TMI: I had to leave my second section at the five minutes remaining mark because I had diarrhea.. I slammed my fingers in the stall door because I was trying to hurry.


I don't know if I am cursed or I just psych my own body out. Every big standardized test in my life I have diarrhea. ACT, PSAT, SAT... I figured that was high school, three years ago, I'll be fine. What do you know? Woke up at 6:30.. BOOM diarrhea... I tell myself 'well maybe it's all out of my system'. I pound down a quarter of a bottle of Pepto... Nope, arrive at the testing center and promptly find another bathroom. This time it's gone, right? WRONG. 2nd section... the rumbling in the stomach starts and I begin to sweat in panic. Diapers is genius.

Lucky for me that section was RC which I typically finish with 9-10 minutes left with time for review. I sprinted off to the bathroom instead and finally ended my torture. If that section was LG, I was screwed. Got home to find out that RC was my experimental! The LSAT Gods shined on me this day!


I'm dying at this Hahahahha.


Part of good test prep is getting into an eating routine to avoid this problem and minimize unknowns...

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby bmathers » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:36 pm

Damn, 2 observations with this thread:

1) Some of this stuff is incredibly funny

2) DAMN, there are some extremely pompous attitudes posting in this thread! Some of us need to chill out, stop being so judgmental of other people aiming for scores that may not be what YOU are looking for, and take that stick out of your @$$. Just remember, there are students at these "toilet schools" that WILL be making more money than you someday, and living a more enjoyable life - I guarantee it. You are a rookie, at best, chill out and cut down your ego just a bit. None of us are God's gift to the world - just a bit of reality. If someone has a goal of 150, that's awesome, good for them. I personally would dread a 150, but that's only because my goal is not to get a 150. You remind me of those young, weak newbies at the gym staring in the mirror and making fun of others, judging them.

That is all, carry on.

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Re: Overheard at the LSAT

Postby North » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:50 pm

bmathers wrote:Damn, 2 observations with this thread:

1) Some of this stuff is incredibly funny

2) DAMN, there are some extremely pompous attitudes posting in this thread! Some of us need to chill out, stop being so judgmental of other people aiming for scores that may not be what YOU are looking for, and take that stick out of your @$$. Just remember, there are students at these "toilet schools" that WILL be making more money than you someday, and living a more enjoyable life - I guarantee it. You are a rookie, at best, chill out and cut down your ego just a bit. None of us are God's gift to the world - just a bit of reality. If someone has a goal of 150, that's awesome, good for them. I personally would dread a 150, but that's only because my goal is not to get a 150. You remind me of those young, weak newbies at the gym staring in the mirror and making fun of others, judging them.

That is all, carry on.

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