Monday, September 29, 2008
If I were a Reasonable Person
....I wouldn't be in law school. So goes the joke. But then I've never been accused of being reasonable anyway. Lately I have been a little disturbed about a comment made by a classmate in the course of a conversation- that I am an ass-kisser. I've never been accused of that either. Quite the opposite usually, I tend to rebel against authority. So I asked the obvious question- exactly whose ass do you think I've been kissing? He said he didn't know where to start but he could think of a few profs off the top of his head. Which was funny since we've only had 8 thus far, 4 each year. Now, contrary to what I would want people to believe, I can be nice. Actually kind. Even thoughtful. Obviously, this particular classmate sees that as ass-kissing. So be it. He couldn't give me one example of something I had actually done. And I should have let it go after that. For some reason though- I just can't get past it. What constitutes ass-kissing? Is kindness ass-kissing? Is legal discussion outside class ass-kissing? Is lunch in a pseudo-mentor way ass-kissing? I don't know, but I am fairly certain I don't do it. And maybe now that I have shared it, it can go by the wayside. Right next to my stick figure of a reasonable person.