Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
Seriously though, Altoids to simulate a can of D? Weeeeaaak shit.
I clerked for a judge in a very rural county. As I didn't generally wear suits at the time, I put my pocket knives (a Spyderco and a Case two-blade) in my suit pockets by reflex when I went to my interview. When I arrived, I saw the metal detector, checked my pockets, and realized that I had knives with me at the courthouse. The bailiff spit in his styrofoam cup and waved me through on the rationales that a) I was not the sort of person he was worried about, b) my pocket knives didn't really count as weapons, and c) the metal detector wasn't on anyway.
Then I interviewed with the judge. The judge was also spitting into a styrofoam cup. This, combined with the fact that he had autographed pictures of Johnny Knoxville and Wee Man on the walls of his chambers, convinced me that I had found my perfect clerkship. I was right.
The Altoids thing kind of baffles me, but apparently people do it.