My brother announced over the holidays that he is thinking about applying to law schools.
 
My brother is brilliant. He is also funny and charming and people tell me he is handsome, though I don’t see it. His good looks, charm and smarts have afforded him a pretty directionless life so far, but that has all been catching up with him lately as more and more of his friends settle down.
 
Still, I love my brother more than I love myself and so I did not take this news well.
 
In fact, I shouted “no” across the table.
 
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