Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Water was the least of my worries

Mental Note: Next time you complain about the water being messed up, stop and remember that it could be worse.

For instance, the -20 freezer could stop working overnight, leak all over the lab, and cause the destruction of all of your slices and/or protein samples. That's right, you could lose 5-years of samples just because your lab thought it would be a great idea to buy a Sears standard freezer instead of a medical freezer. "We will save so much money", the Man proclaimed.

I promise to not stab myself.

I think.

10 Comments:

At 9:01 AM, Blogger BrightStar said...

oh no!

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger trisha said...

Okay, that sounds unbelievably awful. I am unbelievably sorry.

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger muse said...

That's dreadful! I can't believe it (stupid "save a buck now but risk losing oodles later" mentality!!!)! :( I'm so sorry for you!

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger ScienceWoman said...

Oh how wrong. I'm so sorry to hear this.

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger Lucy said...

oh my god, that's horrible! I'm so sorry. *hugs*

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Murky Thoughts said...

My condolences.

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger 21st Century Mom said...

OMG! That is horrible. I'm so sorry.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Katie said...

For what it is worth, a freezer (one of our -80's) thawed completely a few months back! No one noticed it for a couple of days because the alarm had been turned off! I lost ALL my protein that I had been working on. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about how good those batches were. Other people lost work as well, some very expensive proteins and tissue samples. It is always sad when that happens.

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

I am so sorry! Is your diss dependent upon this? This totally sucks ass, I'm sorry! (oh, and please don't try to get a mental image of the term "sucks ass").

let's go get nachos and margaritas, okay?

 
At 8:04 AM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

Thanks everyone.

I can't begin to describe how hostile I am over this whole situation.

It will affect my diss, but it will not prevent me from graduating on time as I have done more than enough research for a complete thesis. There will just be a few more questions that go unanswered.

It could be worse--it could have happened this time last year, which would have really been bad.

It is what it is, I guess:)

 

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