With a few close mates having pursued careers
in engineering I sometimes feel like I'm surrounded by the bastards...
probably goes a long way to explaining why I initially didnt thiink
this following list was meant to be humourous...
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE ONE
Two engineering students were walking
across campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great
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, took
off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The
second engineer nodded approvingly, "Good choice; the clothes
probably wouldn't have fit."
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE 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 - TAKE THREE
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 greens keeper. Let's have a word with
him." "Hi George! Say, what's 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 fire-fighters. 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,
then 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?"
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE FOUR
What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers
and Civil Engineers?
Mechanical Engineers build weapons and Civil Engineers build targets.
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE FIVE
The graduate with a Science degree asks, "Why
does it work?"
The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, "How does it
The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, "How much will
The graduate with an Arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE SIX
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 one said, "Actually it must have been a civil engineer.
Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE 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.
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE EIGHT
An 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 the passion and
mystery he found there.
The engineer said, "I like both"
"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."
UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS - TAKE NINE
An 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 that 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 girl friend, but a talking
frog, now that's cool."