Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

A demonstration of the principle that Scientist != Geek

Him: I had an encounter with the IT crowd in my department today. I went to ask them for a copy of CorelDRAW so I can make a figure.
Me: Really? Why don’t you use GIMP?
Him: That’s exactly what they said to me. I told them it was beyond me and they looked at me like I’d just done a poo in the room.

There is a long pause, in which I try not to look as though he’s just done a poo in the room.

Him: You agree with them, don’t you.
Me, diplomatically: GIMP isn’t that intuitive, I know, but it can--
Him: Oh, forget it.
Tags: f, geek, science
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