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Old 06-12-2022, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott Roberts View Post
I was working with a German engineer some years back..we got in an argument about a VFD...he was offended i would challenge his vast knowledge.. he proceeded to tell me Germans were better at everything to which I replied...yeah, everything but war.. he got
I was stationed in Germany when I was in the Army in the late 90's. Took a German girl to see Saving Private Ryan at the theater on base. After the movie, she was kinda cranky. I asked her why. She said, "the movie makes it seem like the American soldiers are so good and the German soldiers are so stupid."

I looked at her and said, "Hey, sweetheart, why do you think I'm stationed over here instead of the other way around?"

Old 06-13-2022, 01:36 AM
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Old 06-13-2022, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He spots a woman down below and shouts, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?"

"Yes, you're in a hot air balloon, hovering 50 feet above this field" says the woman.

"You must be an engineer," says the balloonist.

"I am," replies the woman. "How did you know?"

"Well," says the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but it's of no use to anyone."

"You must be in management," says the woman.

"I am," replies the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," she says, "you don't know where you are or where you're going, but you expect me to be able to help. You're in the same position you were before we met, but somehow now it's my fault."
This one is a classic;
I've read or heard it many times over, and it bever gets old.

@ Tom - Thanks for the laughs!
Most of those were new to me;
I'll be sure to share some tomorrow!!

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Old 06-13-2022, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Formulabruce View Post
This may be a good Visual on #6
How true this is, have you seen the front suspension on the German designed Dodge Chargers, Challengers and Chrysler 300's!

Old 06-13-2022, 10:21 AM
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I was a stationary engineer. (power plant). And yes, I did spend a lot of time being stationary.

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Old 06-13-2022, 12:02 PM
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And I was a "Very Senior" Engineer, so they always made sure I had a clean pillow case on my pillow when it was nappy time at work.
And they put me in the darkest corner so the sunshine did not mess with that sleepy-by time.
Everyone knows old people need their afternoon naps to get thru the day.

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Old 06-13-2022, 01:52 PM
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Great read - 5 and 7 I liked the most. Will pass onto my son and daughter.

He's a Transportation Design Engineer (2021 Civil Engineering degree from UMD Clark School of Engineering) and she'll soon start her senior year at Princeton University (Electrical/Computer Engineering program). Yes, proud papa here!

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