Saturday, April 04, 2009

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Other than the free lunch they give out at the hospital if you will listen to them talk about cancer for an hour. MGH Cancer Center's Grand Rounds seminars are an exciting weekly occurrence not only because they discuss the most ground-breaking, innovative, Power Point-laden discoveries about cancer, but because they provide a free buffet to any employee who attends. And if you can have yourself paged after your last potato chip, you don't even have to stay for the whole lecture. I estimate that at least 40% more employees have developed a sudden interest in cancer research since the economy took a dive. The presentation content tends to be just so slightly beyond my understanding of carcinomas, so I typically find myself spending most of the time daydreaming about things that are completely unrelated to cancer. It is very cost-effective if you are able to finish a chicken salad sandwich while looking at pictures of tumors.

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