Mr JN Goulding jgouldin at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue May 14 06:02:28 EST 2002

Completly off, but the story of the person sent for a long wait, reminded
me of a time when a housemate (having just started work on a ship) was
sent to find a spirit level....


On Mon, 13 May 2002, Dave wrote:

> "lamb" <loes at chello.nl> wrote in message news:3CE01DC7.5C29797B at chello.nl...
> > I always worked in a lab with a separate "clean" and "dirty" "kitchen".
> Started in
> > '68. In the lab itself we made some experimental media. Couldn't trust the
> "routine"
> > guys to do it.
> >
> > And ...... never forget to add the agar. Saw a beginner once turning a
> stack of
> > plates over. She had waited long enough - she was a mess. Couldn't
> understand why
> > her agar didn't gel ........
> > Loes
> >
> I should have tried that with some of my um "special" media
> that I used to get student to make.
> One poor lad spent ages trying to make a 1% aqueous solution of water.
> Guinea pig agar for growing Legionella was quite good got a student looking
> for guinea pig tongues.
> I still can't believe that an assistant who had worked in the lab for 5 yrs
> actually
> fell for the long wait joke.
> Dave

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