Cambridge, UK – AN AWKWARD silence broke out in the laboratory this morning as second year PhD student Luke Barry accidently called his PhD supervisor “dad”.
Unfortunately, the incident happened at a moment when the entire lab was present and it was heard by everybody.
According to witnesses, Luke was enthusiastically describing his latest results to his advisor, when he pointed to a graph on the page and just said “did you see this Dad?”
The silence lasted no more than 10 seconds, but four other people in the lab cringed so bad they had to be taken to hospital for cringe-induced mortification. Several others had to go home early and some have already indicated they are leaving their PhDs.