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Back to work in boxer shorts (Rousse)

Dressed in thin cotton boxer shorts, I arrived back at work after the Christmas holiday to find that someone had moved my desk into a shabby shared office with FR, IB, IH and SS. Here it was freezing cold, the … Continue reading

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Slim female academic transforms into overweight Chinaman (Rousse)

We were only permitted to join the PhD students at their table if they invited us to join them. XY was pretty certain that she could persuade at least one of them to offer us an invitation. However, this was … Continue reading

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An unfinished proposal (Rousse)

I returned to work after my trip, hung my coast on the peg, and checked who had booked in to see me. The two PCs were lingering outside my office. One asked about the grant proposal.

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MSc Data Science Research Methods (Rousse)

My idea for an MSc in data science research methods was not warmly welcomed. All I got in response to my proposal was a set of dismissive facial expressions, hand gestures and grunts.

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Settling for less than a six-pack (Rousse)

Long-term bachelor RA decided that it was time he married. He fancied that I would accept a proposal. Since TPR had been abroad for so long, and had more or less forgotten about me, I agreed to a meeting with … Continue reading

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A new recruit to the House of Orange-Nassau

All plans for the Easter vacation were switched when first year undergraduate A announced that she had accepted a marriage proposal from the King of the Netherlands. The wedding was scheduled for the following week. ‘Goodness’ I mentioned to A’s … Continue reading

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Removing a Word template watermark (Rousse)

The directory structure on the shared drive was in a terrible mess. Thankfully I eventually found the file that I was looking for. The proposal read well, but I was somewhat surprised that my colleagues thought it appropriate to present … Continue reading

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