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My Bar Experience Today

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Lotus000, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Lotus000

    Lotus000

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    So today I sat for the Day 1 (of 2) for the bar exam.

    In the 'rules for taking the bar exam' it's suggested that you bring ear plugs. Well, I did what any GlockTalker would do, and brought my (non-electronic) set of shooting ear muffs.

    It was in the middle of the second round of essays when a proctor came by and said, "could you take off your earphones?"

    I did...

    I then asked her after the lunch break why she asked me to take them off.

    "Well, with today's technology, they could be digital and you could be listening to spoken word."

    Now, 1) these are Leightning H3's. They ain't electronic. They're pretty simple earmuffs. Anybody with a modicum of common sense should be able to realize that they're not earphones. 2) If I were listening to spoken dialog about bar exam precepts, wouldn't it be obvious as I was somehow (magically) flipping back and forth between...well, "sections?" It's not like we get these questions ahead of time.... 3) I hate being accused of cheating, and to me, that's basically what she was doing.

    I told her what they were--a simple pair of sound-blocking earmuffs.

    Her reply was "well I'm just not comfortable with you wearing them."

    I said, "well, OK...."

    I just really, really don't like it when people accuse me of cheating or lying. Rubs ol' Lotus000 the wrong way.
     
  2. Easterbrook

    Easterbrook Wagon Burner

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    The directions told you to bring "ear plugs," and instead you bring these:

    [​IMG]

    Were I your proctor, I'd be uncomfortable with you wearing those huge things too.
     
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  3. Lotus000

    Lotus000

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    Nah mine are black, not blaze.

    The main reason I was irritated is because if you're going to assume/accuse somebody of cheating, why not do it outright and not intimate it?
     
  4. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    It is simplisitically easy to hide electronics in ear muffs, as pictured above.

    That said Lotus, good luck on your exams, you filty, scum sucking carnivorous sea floor dwelling eel. (with the warmest regards, of course) :supergrin::tongueout:


    'Drew
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  5. Easterbrook

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    She probably didn't think you were cheating, but at those tests they don't even want there to exist the slight possible appearance of any impropriety.

    Also, if your proctor didn't mention it until well into the test, it's likely one of the more senior proctors mentioned it to her and told her to tell you to take them off. She probably doesn't care, she was likely just doing what she was told.
     
  6. bikerdog

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    you mite be a glock talker if you were these to your bar exam
     
  7. buckhunter3987

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    Yeah I am in the process of taking the CPA exam, and the instructions said earplugs were not allowed unless provided by testing center. So I didn't take any to my first section on Monday. They didn't have any earplugs, which is what I prefer anyway(i gots beeg ears and muff just squish'em) they had muffs which surprisingly fit my ears with a little wiggling but they didn't do much to block out the sound, I could still hear the tick of the clock on the wall above me...:shakehead:

    I will have my own ear plugs next time, as the testing facility said it was fine.

    These are my favorite.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. harleyfx69

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    i would imagine if she thought you were cheating at all you would have been kicked out ?
     
  9. Texas357

    Texas357 Señor Member CLM

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    Justifying your answer was part of the exam.

    You didn't follow directions. If I had done that at a Fundamentals of Engineering exam, I would have been kicked out.
     
  10. Adjuster

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    I used to wear a pair of safety 'ear muffs' with hidden ear phones in them. I had them wired to a television radio (sound only) and listen to tv on the job.
     
  11. SVTNate

    SVTNate Packers fan

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    A 2-day bar exam? Mickey Mouse stuff right there. You'd better pass!!!
     
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    You needed to file a motion to quash her order to remove the earmuffs. Then you needed to file a brief defining earplugs and arguing the definition of earmuffs vs earplugs is substantially similar. Thus, you should be allowed the choice of whether or not to wear earmuffs or earplugs.
     
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    okie GT Mayor

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    good luck on your exams, my friend:wavey:
     
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    So, did you pass or FAIL? :whistling:
     
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    I wonder if she allows hearing aids? They clearly have electronics in them.

    Somehow, I can't help thinking that if you pass, you should sue 'em!!

    Congrats and good luck passing the bar!
     
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    Good luck on the bar exams. What state are you taking them in?
     
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    WTF??????:wow: Man are you ever going into the wrong line of work.:rofl:
     
  18. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    I wouldn't let you wear muffs either. To easy to modify with home made electronic equipment.
     
  19. Swerved

    Swerved Not panicking

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    Maybe it's just me, but nothing that you quoted her as saying was really what I would consider an accusation. Either way, you did the right thing by not making a stink of it.

    Good luck on your exam.
     
  20. eXistenZ

    eXistenZ Play it.

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    You might be a Glock Talker if grammar and spelling escape you. :tongueout: