life of a PhD student

Excerpt from one of Karsten’s messages:

“…and I entered my office and thought “Ok, I need a pen and paper!”. Finding paper wasn’t a problem, there is paper everywhere on the desk. Finding a pen went like this: opening drawer 1: no pen. Opening drawer 2: no pen. Pushing aside the paper on the desk: no pen. And then I pondered and I thought “Ok, I lately saw a pen in the lower left corner of my desk!” (I just got 8 new pens from office supplies recently). And there I indeed found a pen – although it wasn’t the one I was looking for but a different one”


Ps: I always feel the deepest sympathy with his office colleague who works on the desk at the right-hand side. The one where everything is put in a symmetrical way.

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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1 Response to life of a PhD student

  1. The beer bottle looks a little bit strange:-) but to put everything in a symmetrical way has a little bit of obsession (OCD)!

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