There is another unpleasant experience one must fight against when working with bacteria. When it is your mission to get bacteria to grow and be fruitful you make special media chopped full of nutrients to do it but then suddenly your other more insidious mission is to keep everything else from growing on it to.
Like say a fungus:Oh how I loathe sterile techniques sometimes, especially if you work in an old building when a good air supply is only thought to be a band from the 70's.
What is the most mind bending thing you have to do at your job? Misery is known to prefer company so maybe sharing it will help to be rid of it all. Though then you wouldn't be miserable anymore so misery would want nothing to do with you and then it'd be alone again. So then you'd be miserable again and then misery would like you.
This is complicated. I may have to diagram it out.