I was on the phone to one of my friends the other day. He’s a renal fellow currently doing lab-based research in Boston. He’s been having a difficult time of it lately, with none of his experiments working out, and has understandably been getting a bit frustrated and disillusioned.
Me: “So, how’s your research going? Any major breakthroughs?”
G: “Well, I’ve had an epiphany!”
Me: “An epiphany, that’s fantastic! About time!”
G:”What do you mean fantastic, I said a rat pissed on me! I think I’m going to switch careers…”
Well, I thought it was funny…
I am a pediatric nephrologist,
and I would not like to tell you what happens when we examine babies sometimes!
My laptop is always bone dry, and I like it that way!
Why do you think I chose to work on zebrafish? If they do pee on me, it's in such small amounts that I certainly don't notice…