This one is from my dad, but applies to all of us I believe.Â Between him, his dad, and my brother I am the only one who didn’t go down the engineering route (but im still tech-related), which gives me the opportunity to laugh at them for some of these…well, the ones that don’t apply to me.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â You Might Be an Engineer Ifâ€¦
… choosing to buy flowers for your girlfriend/wife or upgrading your RAM is a moral dilemma. (This applies – who doesn’t need more RAM! 2gb is never enough)
… you take a cruise so you can go on a personal tour of the engine room.
(Not to me, if I were on a cruise I would probably be too drunk)
… in college you thought Spring Break was metal fatigue failure.
(Not really, In college I thought spring break was a 7 day binge drinking festival, regardless of whereabouts)Â
… the sales people at the local computer store can’t answer any of your questions.
(This is true)Â
… at an air show you know how fast the skydivers are falling.
(False, and I can’t really remember the last air show I attended)Â
… you bought your wife a newÂ external drive for her birthday.
(I’m surprised engineers have wives, don’t they require social interaction?Â I bought myselfÂ a new external drive!)Â
… you can quote scenes from any Monty Python movie.
(I can still do this.Â On demand.Â Anytime, Anywhere.Â “Just a little bit of Peril!”)Â
… you can type 70 words per minute but can’t read your own handwriting.
(True.Â I think I can type faster.)Â
… you comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel.
(Where do they get these wives again!?)Â
… you sit backwards on the Disneyland rides to see how they do the special effects.
(I think it would be fun to sit backwards on a Disneyland ride anyway!)Â
… you have saved every power cord from all your broken appliances.
(Yes, I do this.Â Habit picked up from my dad.Â Well, he saves the appliances too.)Â
… you have more friends on the Internet than in real life.
… you know whatÂ http://Â stands for.
(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.Â And no I didn’t look it up.)
… you look forward to Christmas so you can put the kids’ toys together.
(Again, surprised they have kids.Â But I do like toys :)Â
… you see a good design and still have to change it.
(I’m not an engineer, so I let others design things, I just use the shit out of them and they can fix it when it breaks)Â
… you spent more on your calculator than you did on your wedding ring.
(Wedding ring? WTF.Â And I’m not one for calculators or any math related instrument.)Â
… you still own a slide rule and know how to use it.
(Nope, but I think my dad and grandpa do.)Â
… you think that when people yawn around you, theyÂ are sleep deprived.
(Half the time I’m sleep deprived, so I doubt I’m that interesting anyway.)Â
… you window shop at Radio Shack.
….your laptop computer costs more than your car.
(This is almost true…but I have to ask.Â Which laptop? (I have 2:))Â
… your wife hasn’t the foggiest idea of what you do at work.
(No wife, but no one really knows what I do at work.)Â
… you’ve already calculated how much you make per second.
($.008876357560568086883876357560568 cents per second)Â
… you’ve tried to repair a $5 radio.
(No, but I guarantee you I have watched my dad do this.)