1. I don’t know anything about immigration or real estate law. This means no, I can’t give you advice at a dinner party on your visa status, nor can I help you close your house for free simply because my mom was born in the same country your mom was.
2. It must be nice to have an attorney friend but when you befriend me and two seconds later request free legal help, its kind of obvious, and sort of hurtful. Using others as a general rule, is not nice. [good friends, I don’t mean you!]
3. Just because I have close ties to my alma mater does not mean I can “pull strings for you” to get you in. Its unethical, its unfair, and even if I could, I wouldn’t.
Seriously, if I had a nickel for every time one of the above statements applied, I’d have… two bucks. Next step: Tattoo aforementioned statements on arm, so I can merely raise, and point to the applicable offense, thereby reducing the posting of gripes such as this and saving me time, of which I am given a limited quantity.