Understanding Engineers

Understanding Engineers – One

Two engineering students were riding their bikes across a university 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, threw it to

the ground, took off all her clothes and said, “Take what you want . ”

The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, “Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you anyway . ”

Understanding Engineers – Two

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 to be .

Understanding Engineers – Three

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers . The engineer fumed, “What’s with

those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!”

The doctor chimed in, “I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such inept golf!”

The priest said, “Here comes the green-keeper . Let’s have a word with him . ”

He said, “Hello George, what’s wrong with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?”

The green-keeper replied, “Oh, yes . That’s a group of blind firemen . They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we

always let them play for free anytime . ”

The group fell silent for a moment .

The priest said, “That’s so sad . I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight . ”

The doctor said, “Good idea . I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there’s anything he can do for them . ”

The engineer said, “Why can’t they play at night?”

Understanding Engineers – Four

What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

Mechanical engineers build weapons

Civil engineers build targets.

Understanding Engineers – Five

The graduate with a science degree asks, “Why does it work?”

The graduate with an engineering degree asks, “How does it work?”

The graduate with an accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?”

The graduate with an arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

Understanding Engineers – Six

Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed 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 one said, “No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer . Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?”

Understanding Engineers – Seven

Normal 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 .

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