Sign reads, "If the yogurt is running too slowly, please pull lever harder. Thank you, Spoons Staff." Stating the obvious is always funny to me. But then I realized this sign illuminates a sneaky symptom of graduate school, the tendency to stop looking for solutions. Maybe it is my personality. Admittedly I thought to myself, "this yogurt is coming out slowly," but decided to wait it out, having not noticed the sign. Similarly, I expected graduate school to be difficult and for most of my experiments to fail and need to be repeated since "that's research." So I began to unquestioningly accept sub-optimal solutions and methodologies like the slow-running-yogurt-theorem. No, thank you Spoons Staff. I will be more critical in my work. I will pull the lever harder.