I headed right up to the lab when I arrived at work this morning, which is a different pattern than I’ve had over the past several weeks. My most recent project has been a long-term study that I’ve been testing it in the later part of the day just because it’s a simple assay that I can throw on as I’m walking out the door at night. But usually I can be found in the lab at all hours of the day or night.
A relatively new coworker (and also my office mate with whom I get along well) saw me in the lab this morning and commented.
Him: What are you doing in the lab? You usually don’t stroll in until sometime after noon.
I’m in work mode and tend to make science jokes because I have a receptive audience here.
Me: Hey, buddy! Your observational data set of my behavior is dangerously small to be making any assumptions.
Him: Hey…I can only work with the data I have.
So, a relatively benign, forgettable, nerdish exchange. But I later realized that I had just asserted – in probably the geekiest way EVAR in all of recorded history:
And I’ve been giggling all morning over that.