Im more than usually swamped for time right now, and dont have time to get more deeply into the conversation, but I wanted to post this glimpse into what I am doing in the lab right now:
I am infamous for several of those, plus I would have added “I am going to die here. I am going to die in this godforsaken place”, plus I have never said “I should have gone to med school” because I am pretty sure I would have blown my brains out if I had to be an MD (no offense to those who do it, but I dont want to), but otherwise, this is a very accurate representation of shit grad students say.
I also loled at him not wearing a lab coat. People always picture a scientist in a white lab coat, but very few of us actually wear them. I only wear a lab coat when like the university would get in trouble if I were not wearing a lab coat (radiation, BSL-3).