Image is from PhD Comics. Tajel is sitting in Prof Rivera's office in the middle of a meeting.
Tajel: ... And so, that's what I've been struggling with for the past five months, Prof Rivera.
Prof Rivera: Hmmm. Did you try a trans-ethnocentric comparative approach?
Tajel: I... Huh. I hadn't thought of that. You just solved my problem in five minutes.
Prof Rivera: Great. See you in five months.
Honestly, though, my meeting with Dr T. last week went very well, she gave me good advice. I haven't taken that advice yet (there's been a lot of non-thesis stuff keeping me from doing thesising), but her calmly laying things down as she did was very helpful to my thinking.
Still, though, this thing is kicking my ass, and I'm rather resentful of it.