You try and make an analogy to explain how Chromatography works

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“So imagine you’re in a crowd of people and you’re trying to travel from one direction to another. So say if you’re larger it may be slower to move in that crowd right?”

You see some head nods from your family.

“Okay, now chromatography works a lot like that, different chemical compounds travel at different speeds through medians and once analyzed using color, you can see what sorts of compounds exist with these machines I work on called HPLC’s.”

You try and make some hand motions like different particles flowing through these medians only to realize it’s not illustrating much. Your family stares at you with a blank face, you’re not sure if they understand it or not. What do you do?

Keep making analogies

Wait for your family to respond

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B McGraw has lived a long and successful professional life as a software developer and researcher. After completing his BS in spaghetti coding at the department of the dark arts at Cranberry Lemon in 2005 he wasted no time in getting a masters in debugging by print statement in 2008 and obtaining his PhD with research in screwing up repos on Github in 2014. That's when he could finally get paid. In 2018 B McGraw finally made the big step of defaulting on his student loans and began advancing his career by adding his name on other people's research papers after finding one grammatical mistake in the Peer Review process.

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