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12 Charts You'll Get If You've Worked In A Lab

*glares at people wearing shorts and flip flops on a hot day*

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1. When it's been so long the stuff at the back of the fridge is no longer recognisable.

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2. When you underestimate how many things can go wrong.

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3. When your co-workers appear to have a death wish.

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4. When you convince yourself that reading Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr is the same as reading papers.

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5. When dissolving something takes longer than you think, every single time.

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6. When you and your co-workers all have different musical tastes.

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7. When the universe waits until the last possible minute to screw with you.

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8. When you have to hide the good stuff so someone else doesn't take it.

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9. When you gotta blow your nose but you don't want to leave your experiment unattended.

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10. When you look on longingly as everyone gets excited for shorts season.

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11. When the clearing up never seems to end.

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12. When, as much as you complain, you're really, really glad you don't have a desk job.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Kelly Oakes at kelly.oakes@buzzfeed.com.

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