I got called on today in one of my classes. Unfortunately, it was the class I hate the most. So I continue on sputtering like an idiot, unable to explain my "brilliant" points that I introduce to the class, basically saying stuff like, "Uh...duhhrrrr..." until finally the class is over and my torture ends. Anyway, the professor comes up to me and says, "You did a good job today." Instead of thanking him, I blink and go "Nuh-uh." I think I actually shocked him. He goes, "What?!" Meanwhile, I'm thinking, goddammit why can't you think before you speak?! Yeah...I must be the only law student to contradict a law professor's compliment. Anyway, the reason that I said this was because my theory is that this professor is such a nice guy that he always tries to soften blows by giving compliments. For instance, after my conference with him over my crappy memo yesterday, and after basically telling me I needed to rethink my whole argument for the rewrite, he added, "By the way, you write really well."
I know, I know, I should just take the comments at face-value and say thank you and keep my mouth shut. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so honest.
As if that wasn't enough, I went to the post office to pick up a package, and left my wallet there. I didn't notice my wallet was missing until I drove all the way back home, and then looked for it everywhere. I concluded that I must have left it at the p.o., so I drove all the way back praying that I wouldn't get pulled over. Since I've been too lazy to get my license renewed still, not only do I not even have a valid driver's license anymore, but now I had NO license. Great. The only thing was, it was 6:15 by then, and it closed at 5. I was just hoping for the best. I got there, and ran up to the door. Lo and behold, my wallet is sitting on the outside door handle to the office. I was so relieved, but at the same time, I was a bit shocked that they would just leave someone's personal effects out to dry like that. Maybe they thought that I would be back quickly, but still...? They're involuntary bailees, I suppose, but isn't this a little different since they have my i.d., and thus know exactly who I am? I should email Kurtzy about this; wouldn't this make a perfectly annoying property exam question on liability of the post office?