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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Cheers to us engineers!

Getting an engineering degree is like getting pregnant; irrespective of the attempts it took, the achievement is what gets the cake!

A very happy engineers day, to all engineers out there!

The guys* who invented fire and the wheel were engineers who lived in an wireless era. The guys who invented mobile devices, interconnectivity and all that jazz help us live in another!!

Cheers,
K

*I'm not being sexist out here. 'Guys' is used as a generic term for the more politicically correct people.

2 Comments:

  • At 8:07 PM, September 15, 2004, Blogger Akshay said…

    I found this on a blog , I'm sorry its pretty long but its apt therefore the comment -
    1.Real Engineers consider themselves well dressed if their
    socks match.
    2.Real Engineers buy their spouses a set of matched screwdrivers
    for their birthday.
    3.Real Engineers wear mustaches or beards for "efficiency".
    Not because they're lazy.
    4.Real engineers have a non-technical vocabulary of 800 words.
    5.Real Engineers think a "biting wit" is their fox terrier.
    6.Real Engineers know the second law of thermodynamics - but
    not their own shirt size.
    7.Real Engineers repair their own cameras, telephones,
    televisions, atches, and automatic transmissions.
    8.Real Engineers say "It's 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 25 degrees
    Celsius, and 298.15 degrees Kelvin" and all you say is
    "Isn't it a nice day"
    9.Real Engineers give you the feeling you're having a
    conversation with a dial tone or busy signal.
    10.Real Engineers wear badges so they don't forget who they are.
    Sometimes a note is attached saying "Don't offer me a ride
    today. I drove my own car".
    11.Real Engineers' politics run towards acquiring a parking
    space with their name on it and an office with a window.
    12.Real Engineers know the "ABC's of Infrared" from A to B.
    13.Real Engineers rotate their tires for laughs.
    14.Real Engineers will make four sets of drawings (with seven
    revisions) before making a bird bath.
    15.Real Engineers' briefcases contain a Phillips screwdriver, a
    copy of "Quantum Physics", and a half of a peanut
    butter sandwich.
    16.Real Engineers know that Halloween is really the same as
    Christmas, because OCT 31 = DEC 25. (If you _don't_ get it,
    then you're not a Real Engineer.)
    17.Real Engineers don't find the above at all funny.
    *ahem ahem*

     
  • At 10:08 PM, September 15, 2004, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    "4. Real engineers have a non-technical vocab of 800 words"

    And it works against them, more so during exams like the GRE. Ask me, Great Quant and analytical writing score, verbal the less asked, the better!

    "OCT 31= DEC 25"
    Super, would love to meet the guy who actually figured halloween is OCT 31 and christmas DEC 25 (Okay... everyone knows that) but to put 2 and 2 together, one hell of an interesting person!

    And the part ab't real engineers not finding it funny... Quite true. They don't find it funny, they find it funny, amusing and absolutely classic!

     

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