In my mind this statement can be interpreted 2 ways.
As in 1) YES! I am working toward a cure, so take that you vicious disease!
2) I'm soooo over this! Who needs a PhD?
Most of the time I lean more toward the first interpretation. Unfortunately, lately, and especially this week, I'm really feeling the second. However, no matter how terrible my day I find myself chuckling every time I see this hat. I mean, its just ridiculous.
So the story behind the hat. Our main lab tech is in a band. Every Thursday they have a gig at the same bar and as a result have some regular followers. Well one of these fans brought a new friend with them a couple weeks ago. After the gig he was talking to our tech who said his day job was working in a cancer research lab. This guy said he made hats. So the next week rolls around and after the gig, this hat making guy comes up to our tech and says 'Hey I made something special for you', and hands him this hat. Our tech was perfectly nice about it and accepted it, but the next day in lab we all got a huge kick out of it. I mean really? Who would actually wear that?? So funny. So ridiculous. And just one more little thing keeping me sane right now.