Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The 5th Year of Ph.D!

Tuesday one-on-one with the research advisor:

Boss: "So Maya, tell me..."

Me: "Over the past week I've been trying to... (experimental blah blah)"

Boss: "So you mean to say that this experiment you were doing did not work."

Me "Yes, Sir."

Boss: "And the one you did last week, that was a negative result too?"

Me: "Yes, Sir."

Boss: "And nothing with the RNaseH assay?"

Me: "Yes, Sir."

Boss: "So basically, nothing is happening."

Me: "Yes, Sir."

Boss: "You don't really care about what I say, do you?"

Me: "Yes, Sir."

:O !!! Didn't even realize I had said a 'Yes' to that until the damage had been done!!! :O

Thankfully, Boss was in a good mood today and let me off without the usual dressing down... 5th year effect rubbing off on him too I guess :D


Anonymous Timsi said...

Oh LORD!!! (thats all that came to my mind after reading this)

11:31 am  
Anonymous Ameya Bhatkal said...

ROFLMAO.........Maya that was brilliant!!!!!!.Wish someone had video recorded it.Would have been amazing!!!

11:33 am  
Blogger Chandradhish said...

Well...how long can you hide honesty?

11:43 am  
Blogger MM said...

Hey CD, that realization too comes only in the 5th year ;)

11:53 am  
Blogger Bastet said...

awesome!!! Ha ha!

12:05 pm  
Anonymous Czuee said...

Holy Shit!!!! Typical PhD conversation I must say. This can make an amazing comic strip.. can I borrow the idea?

12:09 pm  
Blogger MM said...

Sure Czuee! N do post the link to ur comic strip once it's done :)

1:30 pm  
Blogger Vanita said...

something similar happened but that too with my APS committee member

6:19 pm  
Blogger DeEpAk said...

Hilarious! You shud send it to PhD comics... seriously!

9:30 pm  
Blogger Dan said...

LOL - superb one..Maya

1:14 pm  
Blogger Dan said...

Superb one Maya - smiling as I read it :-)

1:15 pm  

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