So yesterday I went to a meeting in another department, and was saddened to realize that they're just as rude as most everywhere I've been.
This was not the first time I went to a meeting where I knew no one, and no one even attempted to make contact. Not only did no one ask who I was, but no one introduced themselves, either.
Sometimes I will pipe up and ask if we can go around the room, but this time I didn't have the energy to bother.
I was especially disappointed since this particular department has a reputation for being interdisciplinary and creative.
Hard to be creative in a group without talking to each other---?
I'm so tired of scientists who have no manners. I don't care if you're shy, introducing yourself will not cause hell to freeze over!