08 July 2006

You know you spend too much time in lab when...

You pat the top of any machine after putting your sample in and whisper "Good Boy" to help it perform better...

Normal people answer the phone at home with "Hello." You use "XXXX lab..."

Your nightmares include being late / unprepared for a lab meeting...

You wish they would have a cafeteria / shower / gym in lab so you wouldn't have to leave...

You spend time making up such lists...

Your lab fridge is stocked with beer and other essentials. Your desk shelves are full of snacks. Your home fridge has 3 month old leftovers that may just be alive...

You have a spare set of clothes in lab while your laundry is undone at home...

You get home early one day and wonder what there is to do...

You can name the 32 amino acid residues that you work on in your sleep but you don't know who's playing in the world cup finals...

Your idea of fun is exploding a dry ice bomb (and you're 30)...

Your other idea of fun is throwing liquid nitrogen on the floor...

You wonder if you can borrow something from the neighbouring lab to meet their new member...

You talk to yourself all the time and nobody notices...

You dream of having grants funded instead of winning the lottery...

You run down the lab hallway for anything other than a life-threatening situation...

It's Friday night and you are running just another gel...

It's Saturday night and you are planning your Sunday in lab...

You have named your pippettes / trash / bench...

(from Mayuri)
When you use lab keys to try and open your apartment door. Happens all the time.

You get spam email asking you to 'increase your thesis size.'

You can personally identify with more than 5 of the preceding items...

7 comments:

video said...

Sigh! It's sad the state we're in. I identified with 10 of 'em... I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Mansoora said...

hilarious!! loved it loved it..loooveeed it!!!!

Mosilager said...

thanks ladies! it's all normal video everyone goes through it (some longer than others ;))
thanks Mansoora... would have shut down the blog ages ago without your appreciation.

Mayuri said...

I wanted to add the most common scenario of spending too much time in lab, on Saturday, from the lab computer, but the comment did not show up. So here it is again.
When you use lab keys to try and open your apartment door.
Happens all the time.

visitor said...

Great list. LOL -makes me nostalgic. :)

Mosilager said...

you're going through some ancient posts, visitor! thanks, at least somebody still reads them :) were you in a lab too?

pareshv22 said...

One fine day you tend to forget your mobile/handy at home. And by the time you reach home the time zone is changed to return the miss calls ... Then u get wacky offlines next day

Eg 1: " ... aur bhaut labbing chal raha hain tera !! :P , adhe din to facebook pe pada rahata hain ... "

Eg 2: " aaj kon sa teer marliya bhe, beer daal ke tulli hogaya kya ? "

.... as if being busy is like a punishment or smthing ;) !

cheers ..