Saturday, 6 October 2012

Why does it always rain on him?

The roof above my son's office leaks, repeatedly, and gets fixed, then leaks again next time a big storm comes. This is him looking seriously fed up that it always floods down onto his chair, and his desk.

Now... Please consider... This is in the nuclear physics department of the university. He is a clever lad, more clever than me, so why does this thought never occur to him? ...Move your desk... Too busy thinking about sub-atomic particles and supernovae for that, apparently. His Dad may have to go in and move it for him. They never really leave you... children.

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  1. From the look of that photo I think I would move my chair into a different office entirely...

    Too many particles falling!!

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  2. He seems a bit flummoxed though, doesn't he? "Oh Dad, I can't control this with an electromagnetic beam... What can I do Dad? Dad?"

    Ha ha. If he reads this I may regret it.

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  3. It is my understanding that even if he reaches the age of eighty (and you are still around) he will be your child. Forever.
    And yes, I would be arguing for a new office myself.

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  4. Ah but he reports that the contractors say they have taken everything above him apart, this time, and they have really found the root cause, this time, and they have really and properly and permanently fixed it for good, this time. So what could possibly go wrong? He is back in his seat at his desk all dry and warm and safe and secure.

    I'll hope to get a photo of the next deluge if it happens, but it couldn't. Could it?

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  5. And I like the image of the two colleagues disappearing out of the right hand side of the photo. What do nuclear physicists do in an emergency? Crawl under the nearest desk?

    Reassuring :}

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  6. I am not sure he looks flummoxed, he has beam me up Scottie expression on his face...

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  7. Ha ha! Or Beam me up Don QuiScottie :)

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  8. We did a little cross post there ;-)

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  9. Our photons got entangled. But that's OK, we know each other well enough for that :)

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  10. Beam me up Don QuiScottie

    I hope you obliged and extracted him from his dire situation.

    It always works on the TV :-)

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  11. Oh! I see we did it again, those photons are rather tricky...

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  12. Not so much a cross posting Cherie, just a wee glitch in my time machine. I know exactly what you are going to do next, but I am not going to advise you against it.

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  13. Sleep it is then...

    Goodnight and sweet dreams :-)

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  14. The answer to the dilemna
    is one very big UMBRELLA!

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  15. Good idea Claude, or perhaps even a tent big enough to cover the whole desk and chair.

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  16. Gordon and I were laughing together at that photo. NOt that it's funny to see all that water around computer equipment (don't they worry about electrocuting themselves?) but my GOD man, that's not a little leak. That really is a deluge. Love the look on your son's face: "WHy the hell are you standing there taking a photo? Get mopping!"

    I guarantee there will be another downpour!

    MOVE THE DESK!

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  17. Me standing taking the photo Knatolee? Oh no, I was many miles away blissfully unaware of the crisis. The photo was taken by one of his colleagues with a good sense of priorities. Priority 1: Get a good photo of the unfolding chaos and the misery on Dave's face. Dealing with the chaos can wait :)

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  18. Looks remarkably like the physics building in Russia where I used to attend lectures. Physicist does not necessarily = engineer.

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