The first quote from this week comes from a TA. Yes, that's right, sometimes our teaching assistants also make me laugh. I just had to share this one.
Male TA: I have to give everyone 2 extra points on their lab reports.
Me: Oh yeah? Why is that?
Male TA: Well, on the flame test, everyone wrote down lavender for one their answers. I thought lavender was pink. I eventually Googled it and learned that it is really purple. That was such a guy thing to do!
The second quote comes from a lab where students were testing reactions of different metals.
Lab group 1: Are any of yours reacting?
Lab group 2: No, they're all just bubbling.
A few minutes later...
Lab group 1: Did you see a reaction yet?
Lab group 2: Nope, still just bubbling.
Lab group 1: Yeah, ours too.