Stan­ford ad­mis­sions of­fi­cer: You’ll need to sub­mit ei­ther the act or the act as a part of your ap­pli­ca­tion.
Au­di­ence: (con­fused si­lence)
Au­di­ence mem­ber: You said “act” twice.
Stan­ford ad­mis­sions of­fi­cer: Sor­ry. Stan­ford will take your com­pos­ite score from the act and break it down, look­ing at the in­di­vid­ual com­po­nents. If you choose to take the act with writ­ing in­stead, we will look at your best com­pos­ite score.
Kid, mut­ter­ing to dad: Is this some kind of mind game?

–Mor­gan Stan­ley Head­quar­ters, Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion

Over­heard by: I swear I was­n’t mis­hear­ing him say