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  • The Engineer and Programmer

    A programmer and an engineer are sitting next to each other
    on a long flight from LA to NY.
    The Programmer leans over to the Engineer and asks if he would like to play a fun game.

    The Engineer just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
    The Programmer persists and explains that the game is really easy and a lot of fun.
    He explains 'I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.'

    Again, the Engineer politely declines and tries to get some sleep.

    The Programmer, now somewhat agitated, says 'OK, If you don't know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you 50!'

    This catches the Engineer's complete attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game.

    The Programmer asks the first question: 'What's the distance from the earth to the moon?'
    The Engineer doesn't say a word, reaches in to his wallet, pulls out a five-dollar bill and hands it to the Programmer.

    Now, it's the Engineer's turn.
    He asks the Programmer: 'What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?'

    The Programmer looks at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references.
    He taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the Net and the Library of Congress.Frustrated, he sends E-mails to all his co-workers and friends he knows.

    All to no avail.

    After over an hour, he wakes the Engineer and hands him $50.
    The Engineer politely takes the $50 and turns away to get back to sleep.

    The Programmer, more than a little miffed, shakes the Engineer and asks, 'Well, so what IS the answer?'

    Without a word, the Engineer reaches into his wallet, hands the Programmer $5 and goes back to sleep.

    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

  • #2
    lol good one

    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609


    • #3

      Thanks Marcel !!!!

      DeWalt 788

      aut viam inveniam aut faciam

      God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....


      • #4

        Oh, I do like that one.

        My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut


        • #5
          sawdustus of hiawatha


          Thanks for brightening up a dreary day.
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          • #6
            hmmm two jokes in a row relating to money. Are you trying to tell us something?

            That is a good one!
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


            • #7
              Engineers must be sharp

              Hi Marcel!
              I am an Engineer/Electrical/Mechanical designerb by trade, so I take your fable as a compliment!!

              Richard Preator
              Peculiar Fretworks
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