Now a Joke for all the Chemists in the Audience
So, yesterday I was getting my morning tea in the lunch room when I noticed one of the junior engineers laughing at the coffee machine. There was a post-it stuck to the decaf barrel, saying: “The decaf is actually filled with regular. I screwed up. Dan.” That would be Dan the Chemist, whose talent for disorder is legendary but ordinarily confined to his own office. The junior engineer said, “He’s a chemist! You’d think he’d get the chemicals right.” I hastily scrawled a second post-in note and slapped it at the bottom of Dan’s note. It read “The strength of this coffee has been flagged ‘J,’ estimated.” I suppose I’m micro-tailoring my material here, so you’ll have to trust me – if you’ve ever read a data validation report, that one’s a real knee slapper. Well, maybe a polite chuckle.