Here for the Free Food
When your college invites you to speak with the students, it means you have become a luminary in your chosen career and a role model to students. It must feel really good to be recognized for your accomplishments by your alma mater, but this man doesn’t feel the large turnout was because of him.
Only a few people are privileged to get such an invitation in their lifetime. This man lectured an entire room at Michigan Law, and now he’s going to act like the students didn’t come to listen to him but were there for the free food? Indeed, he knows it wasn’t about the free food for them. Maybe that was a bonus.