Angry and frustrated
… with people attracted to “cool mathematics” seeming to misunderstand it, misapplying it, and then getting cross with those of us who find the vagueness and “rule of cool” frustrating.
They also serve who only stand and wait. We’re not artists; we’re not visionaries; but we take people’s orders, we smooth over the odd knot in the logistics, and we *do stuff that works*. We try to know what we’re doing, in short.
Not that we always succeed. But, like sub-editors, we might occasionally be given credit for knowing more than we vaunt.