"You tossers! You had one job to do!"
As far as scientists go, I am not your norm. I tend to exude slightly more personality than is associated with most physicists, but probably the right amount of kookiness. Where I do differ markedly is in my approach to knowledge acquisition. Most scientists that I know, are intrigued when something doesn't work, as it gives them an excuse to find out why. I am more excited in knowing why things *do* work. Give me something broken, and I couldn't give a shit as to why. I like things to do their job.
So when something doesn't do the one thing it is precisely designed for, I get more than a little pissed off.
For example, take my shower cap. It is designed to do one thing, and one thing only. It is meant to keep my hair dry when in the shower. That is it. Pretty simple task really. Can it achieve this relatively simple task? Not at all. I leave the shower with hair almost as wet as if I had attempted to wash it.