Friday, October 07, 2005

How I'm studying/ I am an asshole

Mail Box Rule (to the tune of ‘Pieces of Me’)

On a Monday I am mailing
an offer that is waiting
to give you power to accept
But on Tuesday I’m revoking
Cushing v. Thompson says my choking
Has gotta get there first you bet

Oh, the mail’s not so fast
Tienhoven didn’t get a telegram
Cause Byrne’s an ass

Restatement 40 says I gotta
Send that revocation faster
Unless a contract I am after
But you put acceptance in the mail
Before it even gets too me
And under section 63
We’ve got a contract
A contract
That’s legally binding

Palo Alto, pretty messy
An exception, and it's senseless
Protection an offeree doesn’t need

Because it’s an option acceptance
is effective with deposit,
that’s the rule generally

Ohh, Caldwell’s offer to Cline
Isn’t valid until mail opening

The case of cotton trader Willis versus Postal Telegraph
Says trade custom is a laugh
If you accept I’ll have to abide by that mailed offer
Revocation isn’t lawful
Cause that contract
Is legally binding

How will I know?
If your acceptance gets lost
It will still bind me
And I will have to pay the cost
Household Fire versus Grant, get lost


Kelly said...

That's GREAT!

Melissa said...

heh heh heheheheheh