Dear new lab person who shares my office,
I am really glad you joined the lab. You seem smart, funny and motivated and I really love your accent. However, it would be totally awesome if you could just sometimes, like once a day, ask someone else in the lab for help. I know for a fact that they know where all the media, tubes, glassware and equipment is located and I think they will at least point you in the general direction. And pretty please, with sugar on top, stop lingering behind me when I am working at the bench. This does not make me work faster, not to mention it is distracting me and making me less-inclined to want to help you. Maybe I am just weird, but I really don't like it.