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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:37 am

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Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!

I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!


Parents can be real douches about their children. I bet his daughter would have been mortified if she'd been there. At least, I hope she would have been!

At least you know there won't be any pretension at UConn. Although thankfully HLS is at least somewhat better than Harvard College in that regard. (Thankfully if I get in, anyway!)


I LOL'd and cringed at the same time. It's exactly the sort of thing that my dad would do, minus the expletive, and it's true that it's embarrassing.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:38 am

Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!

I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!


LOL. Phenomenal.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:38 am

managamy wrote:
BenJ wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!

I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!


Parents can be real douches about their children. I bet his daughter would have been mortified if she'd been there. At least, I hope she would have been!

At least you know there won't be any pretension at UConn. Although thankfully HLS is at least somewhat better than Harvard College in that regard. (Thankfully if I get in, anyway!)


I LOL'd and cringed at the same time. It's exactly the sort of thing that my dad would do, minus the expletive, and it's true that it's embarrassing.


who are you and what have you done with the real managamy

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:41 am

GargamelITT wrote:
managamy wrote:
BenJ wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!

I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!


Parents can be real douches about their children. I bet his daughter would have been mortified if she'd been there. At least, I hope she would have been!

At least you know there won't be any pretension at UConn. Although thankfully HLS is at least somewhat better than Harvard College in that regard. (Thankfully if I get in, anyway!)


I LOL'd and cringed at the same time. It's exactly the sort of thing that my dad would do, minus the expletive, and it's true that it's embarrassing.


who are you and what have you done with the real managamy


I mugged him and stole his acceptance letters. Then I hacked his accounts and withdrew his remaining apps. I let him keep his wallet.

:mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:49 am

managamy wrote:I let him keep his wallet.

:mrgreen:


that was particularly nice of you. stick around for a while though - despite the mugging incident, you seem like the better guy IMO

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:56 am

Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!

I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!

You live in New Jersey or Oregon?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:59 am

crackberry wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!

I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!

You live in New Jersey or Oregon?


i'm really curious what's causing you to guess that. am i missing something in his profile?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:00 am

GargamelITT wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:Hello Harvard Folks!

I've never posted in this thread because I'm not Harvard material, but I thought I would pass along this little story. I work as a gas station attendant (pump jockey... thank you, economy, for all of your sweet blessings...) and this evening I was filling up a car with a Harvard Law School sticker on it. I asked the older gentleman driver if he had gone to HLS, and he told me that his daughter just graduated a couple of years ago. I meekly muttered about my aspirations to attend UConn and he said, "Hey, law school is law school, man. My daughter went to Harvard, but she's got plenty of student loans to pay off now, just like anyone else." I smiled and was about to talk about how maybe I was wise for pursuing a less expensive state school, when he interrupted me, "But she has a REALLY great fuckin' job! That's for sure! Nope, she doesn't have to worry about employment! She went to HARVARD!!!" He exploded into a deep Santa-esque laugh and accelerated into the night. I wasn't sure whether to wave and smile or killself, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. Anyway... good luck, smart people!

You live in New Jersey or Oregon?


i'm really curious what's causing you to guess that. am i missing something in his profile?

Those are the only states where you can't pump your own gas.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby BenJ » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:01 am

GargamelITT wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:<snip>

You live in New Jersey or Oregon?


i'm really curious what's causing you to guess that. am i missing something in his profile?


He pumps other people's gas. In New Jersey and Oregon, self-serve gasoline is illegal, and all stations are full-serve. While it is possible that he works a full-serve station somewhere else, it greatly increases the odds that he's in NJ or OR.

Good catch!
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Burger in a can » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:02 am

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:02 am

ah, got it. good catch indeed

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:08 am

As though someone related to an HLS student would ever pump their own gas. For shame. :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Burger in a can » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:11 am

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:16 am

Burger in a can wrote:Moral of the story: Ladies and Gentlemen, please tip your gas pump jockey. He just might be saving up for law school! :) I should put that on a t-shirt to wear to work...



(or pump your own gas, you freakin' snob)


My dad tips if they clean the windshield to his satisfaction. If it still looks streaky, there's no tip. I must admit that it isn't always easy being his son.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:21 am

GargamelITT wrote:ah, got it. good catch indeed

I'm from NYC (gas is way cheaper in NJ) and spent every summer of my life until I was 16 in Oregon. I know things.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:44 am

Can't sleep... hasn't ANYONE gotten a JR1 email this week?

Heck I've only confirmed 3 JR1 emails for last week!

Surely we'd be hearing more if they were sending them out at a steady pace.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:50 am

Sogui wrote:Can't sleep... hasn't ANYONE gotten a JR1 email this week?

Heck I've only confirmed 3 JR1 emails for last week!

Surely we'd be hearing more if they were sending them out at a steady pace.


Maybe waiting a few weeks to review all the apps that came in at the last minute / got held.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby sukaili » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:16 am

Just got an application complete email (never had a JR1). Game over, right?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby examplepdf » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:19 am

sukaili wrote:Just got an application complete email (never had a JR1). Game over, right?


+1

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:23 am

sukaili wrote:Just got an application complete email (never had a JR1). Game over, right?


no, for the bazillionth time. it seems that the complete e-mail can come before or after the JR1 e-mail or pretty much simultaneous.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lawyering » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:35 am

managamy wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:Moral of the story: Ladies and Gentlemen, please tip your gas pump jockey. He just might be saving up for law school! :) I should put that on a t-shirt to wear to work...



(or pump your own gas, you freakin' snob)


My dad tips if they clean the windshield to his satisfaction. If it still looks streaky, there's no tip. I must admit that it isn't always easy being his son.


i would believe that from "this managamy" but would have expected the previous (real) managamy to laugh along with his father at such a gas station incident.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby legalnoeagle » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:58 am

Complete email this morning, UR 1/27. No JR1. Seems like the majority of people got their JR1 before going complete...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby someones alt » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:19 am

+1 for going complete this morning

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby BenJ » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:32 am

+2. Again, taking comfort in the lack of JR1 emails recently but not optimistic any more. I'm hoping that they're just slowing down to deal with the last-minute application surge.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:37 pm

+5

Went U.R. on 1/22
Complete this morning
:(

I might go look at the Harvard 2009 thread now, or just give up all-together.

Even if I still have a chance, Harvard is definitely telling me that I'm really borderline. I wasn't sure how my application would look to them, I got into NYU/Columbia with almost no hesitation and was hoping I would at least get a JR1 quickly before they let me hang in purgatory.

My only hope is that the influx of late-Jan. apps and the app surge this year is causing Harvard to pause and consider the remaining applicant pool for a while longer before moving ahead the series of calls that will determine the remaining class of 2010.




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