I told my PI that I had finished a labour intensive two week assay and I didn’t get the result I was hoping for.
I was really just wanting him to say “Don’t worry bright eyes. Go grab a coffee and collect yourself. You’ve worked real hard”. After which I was planning on 1) crying, 2) drink coffee, then 3) re-start my assay.
Instead he threw over his shoulder a prickly “Just do it again”. No eye contact just a nanosecond of attention, before he swivelled his eyes back to the running jacket he was checking out on amazon.
But one will.