There is an `experimentalist’ workshop going on this week and I’ve had the pleasure of having dinner with some of the postgraduate students. After hearing how everyone gets to go to CERN, however, I’ve experienced a new feeling: experimentalist-envy!
I had a good laugh, however, during a discussion of the cost-of-living in CERN. One British student offered the following:
The problem with France is that they don’t have your cheap, basic, standard `bad food.’
While the other British students nodded in solemn agreement, I couldn’t help but chuckle at this rather frank assessment of British staple foods.
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