Did you really just say that?
Lately I'm having so many awkward conversations with senior PIs who have zero social skills and even less clue.
Some quotes to file in this category:
"You don't look like you could be old enough to have a PhD, much less be a senior postdoc."
"There you go, now you're thinking like a PI!"
I went to a talk yesterday by one of these guys (all guys of course). The speaker was very old, clearly presentimg the work of his postdocs, and not very well. It was one of those that just stood out as someone who should have retired 10+ years ago.
One PI said his thesis advisor just retired. Guess how old he was. Guess.Just guess.