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Advice About Student Hosts

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by CaNEM, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. CaNEM

    CaNEM Senior Member
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    If students are nice enough to take you in and give you a free place to stay, DO NOT drop their laptop computer on the ground and break it, particularly not in the first 5 minutes of your visit.
    :(

    Just some friendly advice!

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  3. WonderBoy

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    Ouch that sucks Camen. How did he/she take it? BTW what school was it at?
     
  4. SolidGold

    SolidGold Florida winters are the best!
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    I hope you aren't being held responsible to repay the owner for the laptop. Those things are expensive.:(
     
  5. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008
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    ouch! but some keen advice ;)
     
  6. tBw

    tBw totally deluded
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    hmmm, so you're saying it would be better to do this in minutes 5 through 10?

    well, sorry to hear about the accident. I don't suppose they were one of the few that had laptop insurance....? :(
     
  7. LoveDoc

    LoveDoc Respect the Rhesus Monkey
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    I'm sure you made a positive impression otherwise.

    Look at it this way. You will stand out in the crowd and they will never forget you.

    You are a shoe-in for a seat in the Entering Class!!!!

    ;)
     
  8. chopsuey

    chopsuey miss independent
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    ouch...sounds like something i would do, canem...how did things work out?
     
  9. CaNEM

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    They were super-nice, and I think everything was ok in the end. I can't exactly afford a new laptop to send them. A fruit basket is about all I can do! The laptop screen already had a crack, in the top corner. My dropping it, however, put a long one, diagonally right across the screen! :(

    Otherwise the trip was great.... except for that one thing that is.
     
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    Did they give you the laptop for you to hold? Just curious.
     
  11. CaNEM

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    You would think so, but this is actually not the trend the literature shows.

    For instance, the work of See et al (1969), More et al (1776), and Breastessess et al (400B.C.) all show that deleterious effects are significantly more prevalent when an applicant breaks his host's laptop during minutes 5-10 rather than during minutes 0-5 (p<.05, SD=5.64). In addition, a bar graph in Columbus et al (1492) shows this effect peaks at around 6.5 min (+/-0.32), which also falls into the 5-10 minute range. Watch next month's issue of the Journal of Applicant Common Courtesy (J App CoCo) for recent developments.
     
  12. CaNEM

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    tBw totally deluded
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    you're a nerd! ;)
     
  14. tBw

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    ...but then maybe so am I, cos I did laugh...hmmm...oh well, so you're a funny nerd, even if you are rolling your eyes at me :p
     
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