Today, I got to flex some intellectual muscles. We had our monthly engineering meeting, where we bring our founder in (from the local university) and we discuss technical projects. I am a mere marketing flunky.
Before the meeting started, we were discussing swimming pools, and how here in Phoenix, with our uber hard water, and high evaporation rate, that your pool accumulates a lot of “metals” as part of the cycle, and needs to be changed.
Someone was talking about the metals build up over time in the pool water. I piped up with that you typically use EDTA to eliminate them from the water(usually part of a “clarifier”). Our director of engineering (a pretty damned smart dude) didn’t know what EDTA was. I got to pipe up with ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetate, and explain that it is a chelating agent used to isolate metals and let them be processed. (Thank you time spent as an analytical chemistry technician)
Now everybody thinks I am smart.
(Until the next time I open my mouth)