25 Signs You Are an Engineer

  1. At Christmas, it goes without saying that you will be the one to find the burnt-out bulb in the string of Christmas lights.
  2. For you, it becomes a moral dilemma to decide whether to buy flowers for your girlfriend or spend money to upgrade the RAM on your computer.
  3. On the Alaskan Cruise, everyone else is on deck peering at the scenery and you are still on a personal tour of the engine room.
  4. In college, you thought the Summer break was metal fatigue failure.
  5. The only jokes you receive are through e-mail.
  6. The salespeople at Computers Are Us can’t answer any of your questions.
  7. You are always late to meetings.
  8. At an air show you know how fast the skydivers are falling.
  9. If you were  on death row in  French prison and you find that the guillotine is not working properly, you would offer to fix it.
  10. You bought your wife a new CD-ROM for her birthday.
  11. You can quote  scenes from any Monty Python movie.
  12. You can type 70 words per minute but you can’t read your own handwriting.
  13. You can’t write unless the paper has both horizontal and vertical lines.
  14. You comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel.
  15. You never have matching socks on.
  16. You save the power cords from a broken appliance.
  17. You have more friends on the Internet that in real life.
  18. You have never backed up your hard drive.
  19. You have never bought any new underwear or socks for yourself since you got married.
  20. You know what http:// stands for.
  21. You look forward to Christmas only to put together the kids’ toys.
  22. You see a good design and still have to change it.
  23. You still own a slide rule and you know how to use it.
  24. Your laptop computer costs more than your car.
  25. You think that when people around you yawn, it’s because they didn’t get enough sleep.

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