electron tubes

Me (An Astronomy Nerd) in Astrophysics...

Teacher: *showing us emission spectra* “So, as you can see, when we energize different types of gasses, they emit different specific wavelengths of light.”
Me (INTJ): *whispering to ISTJ friend* “Well, that’s a gross oversimplification. Want to actually know how it all works?”
ISTJ Best Friend: “Not particularly, no.”
Me: “Aww, come on, but it’s really cool!”
ISTJ BF: *knowing I really like talking about this stuff* “Fine.”
Me: *psyched that she’s actually listening to me* “Ok, well when the gas is excited by the electricity going through the tube, the electrons jump to…” (end up explaining the theory why electrons can’t exist between every levels)
ISTJ BF: “Woah there, I thought this was going to be a short, easy-to-follow explanation.”
ISTJ BF: “Yeah, I guess I should have figured. You just better hope he doesn’t put anything related to this as a short answer on the test. You’d never finish.”