Before I say thank you, I need to apologize.
First of all, if at any time during these past three weeks you felt threatened by a facially-directed gesture indicative of forced, unwanted hanky of the panky variety, I extend my sincerest condolences and hope for you a swift and wholesome mental recovery. That said, I also wish to assure you that, if at any time you doubted the presence of sanity or psychological prudence within the skulls of my peers, your doubt was most likely reasonable. For this, I am terribly sorry.
On behalf of students engaged in the discipline of computer science, I apologize for the ratio of natural odor to cubic meter of breathable air that they managed to produce.
On behalf of two students who wish to remain unnamed, I hope forgiveness will be extended to those who wander the corridors of Elder Hall’s fourth floor with laptop computers in hand, jointly proceeding to the bathroom, during the hours proximate to 2am. I see no fault in their actions but then again, I wouldn’t know
because we were sleepwalking.
My peers and I earnestly applaud your capacity for survival.
But seriously, Sarah, I don’t think any of us physics-ers have a good enough command of English to adequately thank you. From that very first group meeting, it was pretty clear that you were going to be an awesome RTA. As you can imagine, initially, none of us were all that excited about spending three weeks of our summer learning about swinging balls and friction-less slopes, i.e., physics. But your sunny attitude got us all off on the right foot. Almost immediately, you wove into our group—”Team Physics”—a sense of camaraderie and companionship. Your positive energy and hoo-rah attitude (and ridiculous laugh) were more than enough to make someone like me, someone who was more than willing to keep to themselves, a lot more energetic about physics in late-July.
So thank you, Sarah. Thank you for making the experience a thousand laughs better, a hundred good times better, a dozen inside jokes better, and one outstandingly painted rock better.
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