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How common is "commom sense"?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Napoleon4000, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Napoleon4000

    Napoleon4000 Senior Member
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    After reading a few of the posts here. I want to ask YOU one question: how common is common sense? How hard is it to use GOOGLE? Or for that matter, how difficult is it to speak to someone in admissions? You take the lead. Tell me how many premeds DOES it take to put up a lightbulb? Are you scared by the lack of "common sense" in some of these posts?
     
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  3. Nah..... but it does make me glad that AAMC gets 2-3X as many applications as there are first year spots annually.
     
  4. DropkickMurphy

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    I'm amused by the lack of common sense, not only here on SDN, but in real life. I very quickly got over being scared by it. In my prior career as an EMT I found a strangely reassuring sense of job security because of the number of people whom common sense had eluded them. Smokers, drunk drivers, kids who car- and elevator surf, people who golf while thunderstorms are moving into the area, etc. God, it might have been troubling, but at least it kept things interesting.
     
  5. MollyMalone

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    I mean this in the nicest way possible, but…

    1 to accuse the person inserting the light bulb of being a gunner
    1 actual gunner to attempt to sabotage the light bulb insertion
    1 to ask about possible light bulb insertion manuals or perhaps prep classes
    1 to ask about techniques for preparing for light bulb insertion even though he/she won’t be inserting a light bulb for another 3 years
    1 to ask if he/she is qualified for light bulb insertion
    1 to reassure the nervous potential light bulb inserter
    1 to wonder about the importance of a high score on the light bulb insertion test in the probability of being able to insert the light bulb
    1 to wonder about how much bearing other activities will have on the insertion process
    1 to debate the merits of light bulbs versus alternative light sources
    1 to insist that graduates of Ivy League schools are more likely to be able to insert a light bulb
    1 to insist that all graduates are equally capable of inserting the light bulb
    1 to argue that it only matters if you insert the light bulb in a US News ranked socket
    1 to debate the merits of the different sockets
    1 to debate the role of affirmative action in light bulb insertion
    1 to decry the current economics of light bulbs
    1 to wonder about the correct clothing to wear during light bulb insertion
    1 to pontificate on the ethics of light bulb use
    1 to point out that “common sense” was spelled wrong in the thread title
    1 to laugh at it all…


    …and 1 to screw the light bulb in.

    By my count, that’s 20. I’m sure I missed some.

    :D

    That said, I love this neurotic little place and I wouldn't trade it for sanity. :)
     
  6. Napoleon4000

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    I just saw that. I wrote "commom sense" instead of common sense. But you are still very funny. I hope you get in if you are not in already. Hilarious!!!
     
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    :thumbup: One of the funnier posts I have read in a while.
     
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    :thumbup: DarkSide, TOTALLY made me laugh out loud. Awesome!!! :laugh:
     
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    :oops: Awww, thanks guys! You're sweet! :D
     
  10. Karim

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    TheDarkSide...words cannot describe....how...funny......ah.hah.a..hahaha...procrastinatrix?!? haha you're just too much! Kudos! You are now the funniest person on these forums!
     
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    And you Karim are one of the biggest trolls on these forums! HA! Oh, wait, that's not funny. It's sad.
     
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    LOL! Karim is actually not a troll, I've spoken with him quite a few times and he's extremely inquisitive. Karim just wants everything to be perfect -- too perfect at times!

    Shame on you Karim, loosen up! :D
     
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    darkside rocks!
     
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    So funny - can I post this on my website/print it off and staple it to the heads of all the neurotic pre-meds at my school?
     
  15. QofQuimica

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    Heh heh, good one, DarkSide! :thumbup: But you forgot about the one who asks what his chances are to get the lightbulb inserted if he scored in the 98th percentile on the LBIT (lightbulb insertion test). :laugh:
     
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    infinite if there are regulations in place, in which case only a licensed electrician may change a lightbulb. no kidding--it happens, especially in states with strong unions.

    eh, i guess that falls slightly under light bulb changing economics, sigh. things happen when you post before reading threads. what a remarkably accurate assessment darkside. commom sense, ha.
     
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    that would imply that she's a girl.
     
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    Be my guest. :D
     
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    very funny, darkside. i also laughed at the commom sense.
     
  20. MoosePilot

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    Yeah, common sense is apparently as common as gud spelling. :smuggrin:
     
  21. PurpleHaze

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    I love the light bulb post!

    My dad used to tell me that common sense is the least common of the senses.
     
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    this is hilarious
     

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