Call for submission; How you pranked your professor/PI
Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:33 PM
If you are have a foreign hard-to-pronounce name, correct the professor's pronunciation every time he says your name. Eventually, he'll get it right. But immediately correct him again and fabricate a new pronunciation.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:42 PM
When he returned, he lifted the tin to make a fresh pot of coffee...and commenced swearing in his native language so loudly that everyone in the graduate student workroom heard him! That gave me enough of a heads-up to start running for cover.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:47 PM
We had just acquired a new ultra-centrifuge, and I searched online for an owner's manual. I found a link to the Cornell web site on the damage that an ultra-malfunction can do to a lab. I emailed my boss the link, and used the subject heading "Ultrafuge explosion".
A few minutes later, he came flying into my office and started screaming at me "NEVER send me an email with that subject line again!" Apparently, he had mistaken the subject heading as the entire message and ran to the lab to survey the damage...