Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hey little guys!

PLS - Hey tubes, you guys look like you're all ready to go, why are you still here.

Tubes - Well, remember that machine you had trouble with a few weeks ago?

PLS - Yeah, they told me that was all fixed and the problems were in my imagination.

Tubes - I guess not, despite the passive aggressive note scrawled in black over you log entry that read "Machine if fine for use". When we went across campus to deal with the ass-wipe sous chef tech, he couldn't even get the machine to turn on.

PLS - Really? Even though I called twice this week to make sure everything was set.

Tubes - Yup. And the machine is now going to be down for 2 to 3 weeks, which means that you won't get us spun before you upcoming grant deadline.

PLS - Hey, that's great! I'm sure the reviewers will understand.

Tubes - p.s. Sous chef tech blamed the problems with the machine on your previous long run that never ran more than an hour out of the 48 that you had it set for. And thanks for figuring out this sweet rack.

PLS - Dude!

Tubes - Fuck.

PLS - Sigh.


  1. Suck-tastic. There ain't nothin' more to say than that.

  2. Hahaha - you need to get out of the lab a little more often if you're talking to tubes now!

  3. Sometimes they offer better conversation than the people who run the core facilities around here...

  4. WHY would you ever think that rack would go the other way around? Why would the rack need sides rather than feet?

    Ur doing it wrong. Silly. :P

    Something we did: freaked out and complained angrily to the vendor about some DMF being sent that was the wrong size (we thought we'd received 1L bottles instead of 4L), got a replacement case, then figured out the 1L bottles were actually something totally different not from that vendor at all.

    I'm sure there are more stories like that...

  5. Send bobcat to ass-wipe sous chef tech

  6. I thought I was losing it for trying to set the mood so my flies would mate...talking to inanimate objects takes the cake. Wait, I yell at my computer all the time..

  7. Arlenna - our other racks have sides that stick up, but yes, it doesn't take an engineer to realize that legs are more useful than random sidey things.
    BugDoc - The though crossed my mind, but I don't think the inter-departmental envelopes would contain a bobcat.
    SM - I'm willing to bet you had some choice words for that Tonka truck you just banged your broken toes on.