by syaffolee

Nicknames

My advisor sometimes calls me “The Machine” because whenever he randomly drops into lab, about ninety percent of the time, I’m in the middle of an experiment involving hundreds of samples. I don’t particularly like being called “The Machine”–to me, it partially implies that I have no emotion. But what can you do? You can’t pick your own nickname.

However, it could be worse. The other grad student is nicknamed “The Cow Killer”.

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