How Engineers think.

Understanding Engineers - Take One

Two engineering students were walking 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 second engineer nodded approvingly and said, ‘Good choice; the clothes
probably wouldn’t have fitted you anyway.’

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 priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a
particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, ‘What’s with those
blokes? 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 greens keeper. Let’s have a word with
He said, ‘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 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 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 - Take Four

What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?
Mechanical engineers build weapons and civil engineers build targets.

Understanding Engineers - TakeFive

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 - TakeSix

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 for one week and do ANYTHING you want.’
Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his
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 one 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, now that’s cool.

Classic logic! Wish i was a proper engineer…! :lol:

Love it, it’s all soooo true. Kerry often asks when something will be done. It’ll be finished when it’s done and done when it’s finished, and as for a time scale, as long as it takes