Last summer, I worked under Richard Stebbing and he is kinda a genius. I googled him the other day and found out that he finished his undergrad engineering degree in 3 years with straight A-plus. He then became a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, finishing his PhD also in 3 years. Every time I see him code, I’m like: “Wow, you can do that?” When he wasn’t blowing me away with his coding skills, he made a sport out of making fun of me.
Richard, explaining to me what he wants me to do.
Me (sighs): Okay.
Richard: Is there a problem?
Me: Yeah. It’s kinda boring.
Richard: There is this trick to overcome the feeling when you’re not feeling motivated. It’s called “just stop being a wimp and get it done.”
Richard: Anybody wants to grab a short lunch? Chip?
Me: Hell no, I want a long lunch.
Richard: I just told a joke. The only correct answer is to laugh.
Me, packing my stuff to leave.
Richard: Hey where are you going? It’s only 7.30pm. Just kidding, but not really. You’re an intern.
Richard, giving me some advice.
Richard: I did it too and it taught me so much.
Richard: What? You think I’m not a convincing case?
Richard, eating salad for lunch the 3rd day in a row.
Me: Are you on diet?
Richard: Yeah. I think I’m too buff.
Me, starting to laugh uncontrollably.
At the company’s dinner.
Leonard (our coworker): Pass me the rice please? No, not the brown rice. The white one. I know, I’m racist.
Richard: Do you mean “rice-ist”?
Uh, making this list makes me miss Primer. It was a great place to work. If anyone from Primer reads this, thanks for an awesome summer!