Today went like this,
Me- OK guys you can observe bacteria on your petri dish and note down the colony morphology.
10mins pass by.
They (2 students)- Uum... We are done. Cane we leave?
Me-Did you fill in table 2 in your lab manual?
They- Yea! Can we leave?
Me- All three columns in table 3?!
They- yup! Can we leave?
Me- Did you look at colony morphology under the dissection scope?
They- Umm.. No. We can see the morphology pretty clearly with our eyes. um..can we ... leave?
Me- Actually the margin and shape is clearer when viewed under a scope. Go ahead and give it a try.
They- Rolling eyes..roll..roll.
(And saying to themselves- What the fuck!!! Why can't we just leave? Who cares if the bacteria is round or rhombus shaped! What a pain!!!)
Me- You can leave as soon as you finish looking at it under the scope.
(And saying to myself- Your grades are in hands! Two points off every time you roll your stupid eyes!!)