Young and Cocky

We had a guest in work from a partner firm who seemed very excited to work with  us.  He asked a lot of questions about our processes and what we needed and every “could you do x?” question we asked him was met with a very sure “yes”.  I asked a coworker if all adhesives engineers were like this.

Coworker: Adhesives engineer are like that when they’re young and they think they can stick anything to anything.  Then they learn.  Silicone, monomers, surface oxidation.  It’s all there, ready to shit on your dreams.