The world of Facebook has no shortage of groups one can join, some serious, some less-than-serious. Squarely in the second category is “You might be a geologist if…” run by Chris Klug, a Texas A&M graduate student (along with some others).
So, the list of the top 15 indicators (which many Houstonians in the oil and gas business may relate with):
15. You have ever had to respond “yes” to the question, “What have you got in here, rocks?”
14. You consider a “recent event” to be anything that has happened in the last hundred thousand years.
13. You have ever found yourself trying to explain to airport security that a rock hammer isn’t really a weapon.
12. The baggage handlers at the airport know you by name and refuse to help with your luggage.
11. You can pronounce the word “molybdenite” correctly on the first try.
10. Your rock garden is located inside your house.
9. Your rock collection weighs more than you do.
8. You own more pieces of quartz than underwear.
7. You will walk across eight lanes of freeway traffic to see if the outcrop on the other side of the highway is the same type of rock as the side you’re parked on.
6. You’re planning on using a pick and shovel while you’re on vacation.
5. You find yourself compelled to examine individual rocks in driveway gravel.
4. You think the primary function of road cuts is tourist attractions.
3. You have ever taken a 12-passenger van/ mini van over “roads” that were really intended only for cattle.
2. You have ever been on a field trip that included scheduled stops at a Quarries and/or a liquor store.
1. And the #1 sign you might be a geologist: You have ever uttered the phrase “have you tried licking it?” with no sexual connotation involved.