Student Bloopers #4

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Tue May 30 08:17:21 CDT 2000

At 04:26 PM 5/29/00 -0300, you wrote:
>On a Botany Lab classroom at my university (last week), where the students
>had to prepare temporary mountings of hand-made sections between glass slide
>and coverslip.
>Student: "I am sick and tired of trying to make this slide...all of the ones
>I made end up with lots of bubbles!"
>Professor:  "Try putting the slide at 45ยบ and then dropping it carefully on
>the drop of water"
>Student:  "GEE, professor, it is already difficult enough to make these
>slides and you still want us to warm up the coverslip before putting it on
>the section...that's too much for me!"

Yeah, now THAT's pretty funny!  I'm sure the student involved could even 
laugh at him/herself in this one!  (Of course, for those of us used to 
dealing with Fahrenheit rather than Celsius, I guess it should read "chill" 
instead of "warm"!)

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and 
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
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                                                 -- Anonymous

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