Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Holiday

I find myself being dragged away to lie on a Thai beach with a Singapore Sling or five, and so I shall be unable to post for a wee while. I shall return when the BVC starts - in a few short weeks.

I have been reading the comments on a Facebook 2008-9 BVC group and my, my - I simply cannot wait to be in the company of such types as Ms A, who left comments thus:

-'Hello all, I just won X scholarship from Y Inn. I'm very pleased.'
'-I want to find out about options, because I didn't like my options on the BCL. That's the one at OXFORD'.
-'Oh I would like to do that option, they didn't have that option on my BCL at Oxford'.
-'Actually I'm deferring for a year to go do the LLM at Cambridge. Ciao'.

Actually, I am looking forward to the BVC and like to think I've developed a high threshold for over-plumped egos. Hope all is well in the rest of the blogosphere.

-M.

PS - Any holiday read recommendations (or good reads in general) would be welcome!

8 comments:

Law Minx said...

What cruel and unusual treatment, Mel, to be DRAGGED to Thailand and FORCED to relax on a beach!!! I feel your pain!!
Have fun, send us a virtual postcard! :)

Are all those comments from the same individual? If they are, I recommend a smack upside the head with a non stick frying pan at the earliest available opportunity. Its one thing to be smart arsed and quite another to be smart!

'See' you soon!!

Bar Boy said...

I suggest you sit back and wait for her to make a total arse out of herself.

I once was lucky enough to sit at a table at a charity function where a certain QC was one of the guests. He introduced himself to the others at the table merely as Jonathan, I'm in law. Not, I'm a once in a generation intellectual collosus and you should all be mightily impressed to be in my presence. Go figure.

Mel said...

Oh yes, I did paraphrase a tad for comic effect- but only ever so slightly. I am most glad she has deferred, but imagine there will be many persons of a similar type! I did wonder if it was just me betraying a non-Oxbridge, non-scholarship chip on my shoulder - but there was something awfully windbaggy in her tone!

Merci buckets indeed, Minx! All that shopping and eating won't do itself *sigh*...

Bar Boy, I have also been struck by that phenomenon - how many people who could probably get away with being really stuck up are incredibly lovely. I had a similar experience with a female QC whose CV could make you quake, and she was the loveliest thing you could ever have met!

I plan to do a lot of sitting back and letting people make idiots of themselves. Only this way might I prevent myself being one of them!

Law Minx said...

Good Holiday Reads: The Time Travellers Wife, The Tyrannicide Brief, My Family and Other Animals. I'd come up with more, but I think I'd bore you to death.

Mel said...

Merci! I'm popping to Waterstones now to do lots of judging of covers :)

(eek minor problem with registering at ICSL - seems I'll be missing the first week of term and they're none too happy! Dooooh).

Anya said...

I have checked out that facebook group and I know the person making those obnoxious posts! She is actually not as bad as she comes across there in real life, I think she is just insecure as she has now applied for pupillage for two years running to no avail...

Mel said...

Hey Anya

Oh dear- I didn't mean to malign/ libel anyone in particular! It was just an illustration of a common personality trait amongst wannabe barristers - being a tad full of oneself, or at least coming across so! I am very guilty of this.

I'm sure she's lovely, and surprised she hasn't had pupillage success with all those qualifications - but then that's before the BVC itself!

Anya said...

Mel,

No no, those comments were completely obnoxious and I do think less of her for making them, I'm just quite surprised by them given her usual manner and think it can only be her insecurity. I think she thought with all her qualifications getting a pupillage would be a walk in the park and it really hasn't been. You didn't malign her, she maligned herself! And it's not libel if it is justified! :)