Electrical engineers are the worst September 9, 2011Posted by mareserinitatis in engineering, humor.
Tags: engineers, humor
I was having lunch with a friend who happens to have a background in geology. He has a strong dislike for engineers, especially civil, but apparently I’ve been given special dispensation since we’ve known each other since high school. While we were waiting in line to pay the check, I started telling my friend a joke I’d heard:
“What’s the difference between an introverted engineer and an extroverted engineer?”
Another guy standing in line decided to interject himself into our conversation.
“There’s no such thing as an extroverted engineer.”
“No,” I said. “The extroverted engineer looks at your shoes when talking to you.”
“There’s just no such thing as an extroverted engineer.”
My friend piped up, “Yeah, those civil guys are pretty bad.”
The guy responds, “The civil are pretty good. But electrical are just the worst.”
My friend grins at me and nods, and I just pointed and told him to shut up. Unfortunately, I wasn’t on top of my game or I would’ve had a response for the other person.
My thoughts after this experience, however, are that maybe it’s not wise to interject yourself into a conversation when you know nothing about the other people involved. You might just be coming across as a jerk, especially if you start insulting them…even if they are electrical engineers.