Today, I wore a dress to work in the lab.
Maybe I was feeling slightly unhinged. Maybe I was inspired by the Science: It’s a Girl Thing video. (Maybe I am moving house on Friday and have packed 95% of my clothes, but not this dress because I thought it might be sunny at the weekend, and then I woke up late this morning and grabbed the nearest clothes).
Whatever the reason, today I learned a valuable lesson. If you dress inappropriately to work in the lab, the lab equipment will eat your clothes.
(Note also the choice of unfashionable but practical footwear. I’m not completely stupid!)
Memo to self: no matter whether you’re just setting up PCR all day and it covers all of your skin, wearing a dress in the lab is never a great plan. Le sigh.