Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Okay. Fine.

I'm willing to entertain the possibility that the light we're seeing near the opening to the tunnel just might be the tour guide.

Now that I think about it, that guy does look a little familiar. But the last time I saw him I remember he was holding a clipboard and a microphone rather than a flashlight. Perhaps they break the flashlights out when half of the candidates keep reappearing in Hall A? He's probably coming to show us the way out.

Sshhh ... listen ... he's close enough now ... I can hear him calling to us ...

"Walk this way, folks. Just a little further. There's a handful of passing scores in the jar on your right. Didn't you see them when you were leaving last time? Ah... more's the pity. It would have saved you so much time. You were probably making snide comments about those 'Rules 12 Violations' when we were giving the 'Passing Scores' instructions. Well, no bother. Please help yourself and we'll be out of this black-pit-tunnel-of-despair thing in no time. Come on, folks. It's just a bit further. Walk this way. "

Alrighty then. Now that that's cleared up, let's get the heck outta' Dodge, whaddaya' say?

C'mon. Walk this way. And don't forget to grab a handful of those passing answers on your way out this time. Go ahead. They've got plenty of 'em.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

GP, SuperGirl here....I'm praying for us all and I just want to thank you and your blog for helping me get through one of the greates disppointments in my life; failing the bar. That being said, I'll see you all on the passing side :) KEEP PRAYING FOLKS! And thank you GP!

LIz said...

The stress of waiting is almost unbearable, but I continue to hope for the best for all of us! Thanks GP!

kung pao said...

ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH

Anonymous said...

I've been so busy that I had pretty much forgotten about results day...until now. I am not looking forward to 6:00 p.m. and I haven't decided whether I will even look yet. Why??? Because I am not optimistic about passing this time and dread the thought of gearing up and taking the exam again. I thought I might wait and see if I got a phone call from former classmates expressing sympathy or....congratualtions?

Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

"I haven't decided whether I will even look yet"

If you can do this than you are not human. You MUST look.

Anonymous said...

"ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH"

LOL, that just about says it all!

Anonymous said...

"If you can do this than you are not human. You MUST look."

=

"If you can do this THEN you are not human. You MUST look."

Nothing like anonymously correcting your own work. At least I know I won't be offended. Tick Tick Tick Tick.....

Anonymous said...

anonymously

AAGGHHHHHH....

LOL

Anonymous said...

I KNOW

To make good use of this time, let's give advice to all of our friends and loved ones.

Let's make a list of thing to say and things NOT to say to someone who you know just found out they did not pass the bar exam.

1) Do not say "Third time is the charm" because then if you don't pass on your third time you get really depressed.

Anonymous said...

2) Do not tell me that JKF failed the bar.

Joy said...

3)Do not tell me "Don't worry, Be Happy." If only it were that easy!

Anonymous said...

4) Do not tell me that Dean Sullivan at Standford failed the bar so anyone can.

Heaven knows she probably didn't study hard when she tanked it.

Anonymous said...

Sweet bejesus, I'm so nervous I'm about to crap myself.

Anonymous said...

Don't say, "Maybe you better skip February and wait for July when you have more time to prepare and it will be easier to pass."

Anonymous said...

Don't say, " Gump you're a gosh darn genius."

Anonymous said...

Don't say, "There has got to be an error."

Anonymous said...

Don't say, "Everything happens for a reason".

Anonymous said...

Don't say, "I KNOW you'll pass next time".

The Grand Poobah said...

I like that last one.

NEXT time.

Yeah.

Right.

Those well meaning people think that all we have to do is walk into a room and take a test, and that every aspect of our life hasn't been on hold since we graduated from law school.

Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq. said...

I wish all of the candidates the best of luck, but I wish one candidate in particular a pinch more luck than the rest.

-me-

Anonymous said...

Hey folks, the only way to fail the bar exam is to not take it enough times to pass, right?
PLEASE GOD, let twice be enough for me!!!!!!!!!
And what I dont want to hear is: "Honey, if you're studying for that bar exam again, my mother is going to move in with us for a while to help out with the kids!"

peace out boys and girls

Anonymous said...

Hey Grand PooBah,

I have been watching your posts since your bar exam prep began two May's ago. I wish you nothing but the best of luck tomorrow. While I passed the bar exam, it seems like I am living this everylasting nightmare with my girlfriend as she is on her third time as well. If things do not work out, I can definetly help you pass this thing.

Good luck to all tomorrow.

conbrio said...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!

Anonymous said...

15 hours and 50 minutes to go...

Best wishes to everyone checking results tomorrow....this will be my 3rd time.

Can't decide if I'm calm or nervous.....

teeniekp said...

GP, praying for good news for you and all who took the July bar!

Anonymous said...

God bless you GP. I'm holding you in my prayers and hope very much that you pass. Thank you for providing a forum for those of us who are still going through this process.

Anonymous said...

Okay . . . it is official. I am freaked out. I know my family and friends mean well. I am glad that they are thinking positive thoughts. But, my initial reaction is to say "doooooon't". They tell me I should think and feel positive . . . what up with that!@#$%^* HOW as a repeater can I even dare think positively, you know. But a coworker of mine did say something this morning that gave me a little hope . . . which was "why NOT us . . . people do PASS this exam, why not us? It is not like we went into the exam blind" To an extent she is correct. But, when all one knows is failure it is hard to think optimistically and not just default to the negative.

everyday sane psycho said...

Good luck, Grand Poobah! I know this is it for you. Life will now be at full speed. I will be praying for you and all the other bar takers.

Anonymous said...

Almost there...stay on target...

kris said...

Hugs and a big salute to all who slogged their guts out, suited up and showed up- regardless of whether you passed this time or not.

And a special salute to those who haven't made it this time - and nevertheless choose to fight on.

Be one of those annoying people who keeps getting up.

Anonymous said...

Hate that question about the president's powers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Grand Poobah! I think by now you have some measure of understanding exactly how much your blog means to everyone taking the bar. I am optimistic that this is your time, (and selfishly mine as well).

I do hope that you transition to an advice column and keep this blog going somehow. I can't imagine not coming here and being able to get that small feeling of solidarity.

For the last two weeks, with this week being more pronounced, I have had to result to deep breathing exercises. Every once in a while (about once an hour) I find myself clutching my chest in order to soothe what feels like extreme heart burn. After talking to my family on the phone about my near panic attacks at work, they are getting some sense of why it is very important not to call, e-mail, or text me saying "When are your results coming out? Did you pass yet?"

I can't believe I braved an earthquake only to die from anxiety now.

I also want to say thank you to all the fellow bar takers who take the time to come here and comment. It means the world to know you're not alone. Try as they might, unless you've actually taken the bar and failed, or taken the bar period, others have no measure of understanding or truly empathizing.

I wish us all the best of luck and the stregnth to finally move forward come what may.

Lets go Repeaters!!! And Good Luck Everyone!!!!

*I feel like I might throw up from all the nerves*

Anonymous said...

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.


Psalm 23

Anonymous said...

Best of wishes to everyone. And thank you GP for being brutally honest. I totally feel you ANONYMOUS who has had shallow breathing for the last week. ME too! On Monday I thought I was having a heart attack or heart palpitations over this. I am okay now.

Anonymous said...

This blog is very inspiring.

Good luck GP!!!!!!!!

Good luck everybody!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

signing off GP and all. Warm thoughts and wishes to all. thanks for sharing and for the support. Good Luck.