Things Not To Do

Here at the University of Michigan, we have an e-mail alias for all the graduate students in the chemistry department. This gets used for seminar announcements, “anyone got [whatever] chemical” queries, etc.

About half an hour before lunch today, though, this came in:

Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 11:23:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: Matthew James Kidd <>
Subject: Mustard for Sandwich

Hi, I made a sandwich today (roast beef), and I forgot to put mustard on it. Does anyone have any mustard that I could borrow? I’m getting really hungry, since lunchtime is fast approaching.

Sorry about the mass email.


Some of the more amusing suggestions heard around the lab:

Let’s hang onto the e-mail for a month and all reply ‘No’ at the end of July.

Ask him if a mustard-coloured chemical would be an acceptable substitute.

Reply with a comment about how much mustard sucks.

posted by Chris on 26 June 2003 at 1646 in school


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Post a Comment

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Remember me?