Carbolic: Expectations and Reality
By: Laura Coffell (VP Social – 3L) and Faiz-Ali Virji (VP Social – 2L)
One of the most anticipated events of the year is coming up on February 13th, 2014. It has been coined Law Prom, Law Winter Formal, or by some, “Law-cest (enter year here)”.
As your 2014 VP Socials, we are here to give you a quick run down of what to expect at this exciting event. For some, this may give you that extra boost needed to purchase that ticket you’ve been contemplating. To the others, we apologize in advance for stripping you of your innocent expectations.
Expectation: 320 law students dressed to the nines.
Reality: 320 law students dressed to the nines for about 45 mins. Then jackets come off, shoes come off, and by 10:30PM we can bet that Steve Morrison’s shirt will be off.
Expectation: A classy evening spent sipping on wine and maybe a few drinks.
Reality: Sipping? Few? We have never seen so many degenerates in one place at 6:00PM on a Thursday, and that’s counting Avenue Pizza days. Also, drink tickets can be bought on credit card this year. This is a warning to you Keerit Jutla. However, the Sutton Place Hotel doesn’t carry Jagerbombs. Also a warning to you Keerit Jutla.
Expectation: An opportunity to exercise your knowledge about table manners and etiquette.
Reality: You can eat prime rib with your hands right? If you’re 10 ryes deep by 7:00PM, then yes, you definitely can.
Expectation: Finally an event that seems appropriate to bring my significant other to.
Reality: Does your significant other respect you? Do they think you work hard in school and never have time for fun? Do they believe that being a lawyer is a respectable career filled with decent and proper people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, for the love of God, DO NOT bring your significant other. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Expectation: I will remember this night for the rest of my life
Reality: Facebook will remember this night for the rest of your life. You will not. And let’s be honest, Facebook is a jerk and only remembers the things you want to forget. Try to keep that in mind.
Expectation: An opportunity to dance the night away to great music.
Reality: This one is actually pretty accurate. And if it’s not, blame Hersh Gupta. He knew a guy.
Basically, what we are trying to say is that you should expect one hell of a good night filled with possible nudity, far too many drinks, and likely a total loss of memory. Some may use the word debauchery, we call it Carbolic.