Oh, Yeah! I Forgot! In 1989, during my three-year career (1987-1990) as a drill press operator in a steel fabrication shop, I washed out of the welding certificate program at Lake Washington Vocational Technical Institute (now known as Lake Washington Technical College) in Kirkland, Washington. At the end of the semester, Professor Ed Martinson told me that my progress was so slow that I would likely take five years to complete a one-year program. As I was merely using steel fabrication as a job opportunity (while living with the parents) to save lots of money to go back to grad school, I wanted to be out of the steel fabrication field altogether in a much shorter time horizon than five years, so I quit.