What does it say about me and my labmate that, as we struggled to find a way to get him some clean flasks that it never occured to either one of us that he should wash them himself? That it actually took another member of the lab to say, “Wash them by hand”? And then, once Labmate #1 accepted this strategy he asked, “But what about sterilizing them?”

Puzzle: How many PhDs does it take to figure out how to get clean, sterile glassware?

2.8 (One full-fledged PhD plus two grad students who are 90% done)