Engineers Are Cool
Reason No. 1
Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said,
"Where did you get such a great bike?"
The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday
minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike.
She threw the bike to the ground, and said, "Take what you want."
"The second engineer nodded approvingly, "Good choice; the clothes
probably wouldn't have fit."
Reason No. 2
To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass
is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs
Reason No. 3
A pastor, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a
particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with
these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!"
The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such ineptitude!"
The pastor said, "Hey, here comes the greenskeeper. Let's have a word
"Hi, John. Say, what's with that group ahead of us? They're rather
slow, aren't they?"
The greenskeeper replied, "Oh, yes, that's a group of blind
firefighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire
last year, so we always let them play for free anytime."
The group was silent for a moment.
The pastor said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer
for them tonight."
The doctor said, "Good idea. And I'm going to contact my
ophthalmologist buddy and see if there's anything he can do for them."
The engineer said, "Why can't these guys play at night?"
Reason No. 4
There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all
things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for more than 30
years, he happily retired. Several years later, the company contacted
him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with
one of their multimillion-dollar machines.
They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine to
work but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired
engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past. The
engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the
huge machine. At the end of the day, he marked a small "x" in chalk
on a particular component of the machine and stated, "This is where
your problem is."
The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The
company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his
service. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges.
The engineer responded: "One chalk mark: $1; knowing where to put it:
It was paid in full and the engineer retired again in peace.
Reason No. 5
What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?
Mechanical engineers build weapons; civil engineers build targets.
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