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You might be an engineer

Markus Wennrich - Thu Nov 26 14:15:33 1998


YOU MIGHT BE AN ENGINEER IF

 The only jokes you receive are through email  (OUCH)

 At Christmas, it goes without saying that you will be the one
 to find the burnt-out bulb in the string of Christmas lights.

 Buying flowers for your lover or spending the money to
 upgrade your RAM is a moral dilemma

 Everyone else on the Alaskan Cruise is on deck peering at the
 scenery, and you are still on a personal tour of the engine room

 In college, you thought Spring Break was metal fatigue failure......Isa?

 The Salespeople at Circuit City can't answer any of your questions

 You are always late for meetings

 You are at an air show and know how fast the skydivers are falling

 You are next in line on death row in a French Prison and you find that
 the guillotine is not working properly, so you offer to fix it.

 You bought your spouse a new CD ROM drive for their birthday

 You forget to get a haircut (for 6 months!)

 You can quote scenes from any Monty Python movie

 You can type 70 words per minute but can't read your own handwriting

 You can't write unless the paper has both horizontal and vertical lines

 You comment to your spouse that their straight hair is nice and parallel

 You go on the rides at Disneyland and sit backwards in the chairs to
 see how they do the special effects

 You have Dilbert comics displayed anywhere in your work area

 You have ever saved the power cord from a broken appliance

 You have more friends on the internet than in real life

 You have never backed up your hard drive

 You have never bought any new underwear or socks for yourself
 since you got married.

 You have used coat hangars and duct tape for something other
 than hanging coats and taping ducts

 You know what http:// stands for

 You look forward to Christmas only to put together the kids' toys

 You own one or more white short-sleeve dress shirts

 You see a good design and still have to change it

 You spent more on your calculator than you did on your wedding ring

 You still own a slide rule and you know how to use it

 You think a pocket protector is a fashion accessory

 You think that when people around you yawn, it's because they didn't
 get enough sleep

 You wear black socks with white tennis shoes (or vice versa)

 You window shop at Radio Shack

 You're in the backseat of your car, he's looking wistfully at the
 moon, and your trying to locate a geosynchronous satellite

 Your checkbook always balances

 Your laptop computer costs more than your car

 Your spouse hasn't the foggiest idea of what you do at work

 Your wrist watch has more computing power than a 300 MHz
 pentium

 You've already calculated how much you make per second

 You've ever tried to repair a $5 radio

 Your four basic food groups are:  1.  Caffeine,  2.  Fat
 3.  Sugar,  4.  Chocolate     ....&5. OH          for Isa

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nick@roses.de                   http://www.roses.de/~nick/

"It seems I've found myself on the Voyager of the Damned." The Holodoc (Time and Again)


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