I Award You No Points

Don’t you want to forward this video to someone who just did something stupid?

I remember a law professor who told me this exact thing after I attempted to answer one of his questions. Well, not exactly. I believe his exact words were, “Mr. Logan, that was certainly a baroque answer.” Somehow, it felt the same. I didn’t volunteer in that class for quite a while.

How often do we shut other people down with similar results?

Strangely enough, I became this professor’s unofficial IT support guy and helped him check cites for a revised version of his casebook. I asked him to be a reference for my first law job. Life is funny that way.

4 responses to “I Award You No Points”

  1. Nick Avatar

    I’m certain I’ve done this with my tone. There have been many times in my career as a trainer that I have wanted to say this to people. Thanks for sharing this. It made my day. :)

  2. Brent Logan Avatar

    Nick, that was certainly a baroque— Oops!

    It seems my natural response is to shut people down. And then I wonder why it’s so quiet around here. Hmm…

  3. Jmartens Avatar

    Billy Maddison, right?

    Wow, law school huh? Bet that means you can talk me out of it!

  4. Brent Logan Avatar

    I’m not sure I’d try. I can give you lots of reasons why you might want to go to law school, though.