September 05, 2006

How many scientists does it take.....

Having been there from time to time, I can say that for once, The Onion reports fact:

Caltech Physicists Successfully Split The Bill

September 5, 2006

PASADENA, CA--Sequestered in a private booth at a Pasadena-area Cheesecake Factory for nearly 25 minutes, a party of eight California Institute Of Technology physicists emerged exhausted but visibly excited Friday evening after successfully splitting the bill.

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h/t RL friend (and physicist) AS

Posted by caltechgirl at September 5, 2006 10:30 AM | TrackBack

well, obviously they didn't have a TA or research assistant along with them...then they'd do like the folks in a department I used to work at as a grad student did, that is, push random amounts of money in the person's direction and tell THEM to pay the bill....and invariably it would be $5 to $10 short of what the (presumably well-paid) scientists' contribution was supposed to be.

I'm smarter than the average TA though; they only got away with that once with me.

Posted by: ricki at September 5, 2006 12:02 PM

(And yes, i realize it's an Onion story. I'm just still bitter about that whole thing...especially because it was my DAD'S department, and he was along, and he just laughed at me when I told him that I had to fork out about $10 of my own cash on top of what my meal cost)

Posted by: ricki at September 5, 2006 12:04 PM

ha ha ha!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at September 5, 2006 06:45 PM


And I was just at that Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena.

Posted by: Sissy at September 5, 2006 08:06 PM

I was there too. :)

Posted by: Joe at September 7, 2006 05:19 PM