Engineers Outlook on Life
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 to be.
was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After
serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later the
company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one
of their multi-million 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 briefly:
One chalk mark $ 1. Knowing where to put it $49,999.
It was paid in full and the engineer retired again in peace.
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is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers?
.......... Mechanical Engineers build weapons; Civil Engineers build targets.
|Three engineering students were gathered together discussing the possible
designers of the human body. One said, "It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at
all the joints."
Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections."
The last said, "Actually it was a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?"
people ... believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet."
architect, an artist and an engineer were discussing whether it was better to spend time
with the wife or a mistress.
The architect said he enjoyed time with his wife, building a solid foundation for an enduring relationship.
The artist said he enjoyed time with his mistress, because of the passion and mystery he found there.
The engineer said, "I like both."
Engineer: "Yeah. If you have a wife and a mistress, they will each assume you are spending time with the other woman, and you can go to the lab and get some work done."
engineer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, "If you
kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess".
He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.
The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week."
The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.
The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want." Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The engineer said, "Look I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, that's cool.
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