Anyone who knows me knows that my primary goal in law school is to be liked--nay--adored by my professors. Hence, the weekly fresh floral arrangements sent directly to their offices, the impossibly shiny red apple waiting each day on the lectern, and the occasional stop by their home to see if they need me to babysit their thirteen-year-old daughters. But what most people don't know is that I generally keep this up for at least five weeks after the term has ended (five weeks being the time allotted for professors to determine and report final grades).
My 1L year I kept things pretty basic: Cookie Bouquet, autographed Glamour Shot of Yours Truly, and $2000 in unmarked bills. But this year I kicked things up a notch by delivering the cash in a limited-edition COACH handbag and switching out the Cookie Bouquet to make room for three pounds of homemade fudge.
And, boy, did it work.
I've been checking grades compulsively for a month, and on today's seventh or eighth try, I noticed that one of my grades has been bumped up a notch. This is a grade that had been initially posted more than a week ago, but today, sometime between 1:35 and 2:15 PM, it was inexplicably upgraded.
What can I say? People like fudge.