You Might Be An Engineer If…

This one is from my dad, but applies to all of us I believe.  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.

        You Might Be an Engineer If…


… 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) 

… the sales people at the local computer store can’t answer any of your questions.

(This is true) 


… 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) 

… you bought your wife a new external drive for her birthday.

(I’m surprised engineers have wives, don’t they require social interaction?  I bought myself  a new external drive!) 

… you can quote scenes from any Monty Python movie.

(I can still do this.  On demand.  Anytime, Anywhere.  “Just a little bit of Peril!”) 

… you can type 70 words per minute but can’t read your own handwriting.

(True.  I think I can type faster.) 

… you comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel.

(Where do they get these wives again!?) 

… 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!) 

… you have saved every power cord from all your broken appliances.

(Yes, I do this.  Habit picked up from my dad.  Well, he saves the appliances too.) 

… you have more friends on the Internet than in real life.

(No comment.) 

… you know what  http://  stands for.

(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.  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.  But I do like toys :) 

… 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) 

… you spent more on your calculator than you did on your wedding ring.

(Wedding ring? WTF.  And I’m not one for calculators or any math related instrument.) 

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

(Nope, but I think my dad and grandpa do.) 

… you think that when people yawn around you, they are sleep deprived.

(Half the time I’m sleep deprived, so I doubt I’m that interesting anyway.) 

… you window shop at Radio Shack.

(Hell yeah!) 

….your laptop computer costs more than your car.

(This is almost true…but I have to ask.  Which laptop? (I have 2:)) 

… 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.) 

… you’ve already calculated how much you make per second.

($.008876357560568086883876357560568 cents per second) 

… you’ve tried to repair a $5 radio.

(No, but I guarantee you I have watched my dad do this.)

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