9:02 PM — Viewpoints
When people don't understand something, they can ask the strangest questions. And when those questions come out of the blue about something that seems totally obvious to you, it totally throws you for a loop.
- From my undergrad physics advisor while I was typing: "Wow, do you have all the keys memorized?" "Yes, and in fact, I consciously trigger every muscle in all nine fingers to fire in the appropriate sequence!" (Yeah I know, but I don't use my left thumb.)
- From my economics prof officemate about an infrared picture of the Milky Way (taken by 2MASS): "Where are we?" "Here."