Y: “We have to defrost the freezer. So, please, everyone, move your stuff to freezer B, while I am defrosting the freezer A.”
J: “Haven’t we defrosted the freezer very recently?”
R: “Yeah, just a few months ago.”
Y: “It takes very little time for the ice to grow again. Also, when you’re getting out something from the freezer, please have in mind before you open the door which box you need on which rack on which shelf. Then, quickly take out the box and close the door. Then look for your sample in the box. Don’t stand there looking for your sample with the freezer door open.”
K: “Five-second rule.”
J: “Like when you drop food on the floor.”
The boss: “And if you have poured all the milk out of a carton, don’t put the empty carton back on the shelf.”
Another one, while walking in the hall:
— ...turned down [...] which is a perfectly respectable state school, because she wants to go to some college in Idaho where they teach you programming for computer games.
— [something inaudible]
— I have been working very hard to try to make her reconsider and go to a real college, but she is... [enter the elevator]
In the lab:
— I now have mice homozygous for [conditionally knocked-out gene].
— Oh, nice. Are they messed up?
— No. Unfortunately, they are not.
— That sucks. We are having really bad luck at producing freaks.