Understanding engineers

An oldie but a goodie about engineers.

Understanding Engineers #1

Two engineering students were biking 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,
Here I am, take anything you want.” So I took this bike.

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

Understanding Engineers #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 to be.

Understanding Engineers #3

A priest, an ophthalmologist, and an engineer were golfing one morning behind

a particularly slow group of golfers.

The engineer fumed, “What’s with those guys?

“Here comes the greens keeper. Let’s have a word with him.”

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

The greens 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 let them play for free anytime.”

The group fell silent for a moment. Then the priest said,
“That’s so sad. I think I’ll say a special prayer for them.”

The ophthalmologist added, “Good idea. And maybe I could examine
them to see if there’s anything I can do for them.”

They were silent for a moment.

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


Understanding Engineers #4

What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

Mechanical engineers build weapons.
Civil engineers build targets.

Understanding Engineers #5

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 accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?”

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

Understanding Engineers #6

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 adjacent to a recreational area?”

Understanding Engineers #7

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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