Highlight of a do-over week

As I wearily reflect on the workweek in the laboratory, I am bemoaning that most of what I did was to repeat experiments in order to fix mistakes I made earlier.  But there was one sulk-dispelling bright note…During a moment of mutual multi-tasking, one of my colleagues declared that she liked spending time with me because I “taught her how to be a person.”  When I replied that she certainly seemed like a person to me, she said that she meant “a good person.” I was so flattered I was speechless.  (BTW, I also think that she is a good person).  I think that her compliment might be the best one I have ever received.  Now, if that isn’t a trip to Happy Valley, I don’t know what is!


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