Awkward conversations

by Lorenzo Piccoli

At a graduate conference at the University of Sussex, after listening to a few presentations I was having a nice chat with a British lad named Dave.

me: “Well, well, it has been quite interesting so far, hasn’t it?”
Dave: “Yes, indeed.”
me: “Was there any presentation you found particularly useful for the ideas it provided in terms of research design and approach?”
Dave “Well, you know [bla bla]. What about you, did you find any?”
me: “Uhm, it is hard to tell. I must say this is an excellent question.”
Dave: “Er, it was your question.”
me: “Ooh, right, eheh, err, still the way you put it was pretty good actually.”