1) Those insensitive Engineers!
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of
ENGINEER: What's with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!
DOCTOR: I don't know but I've never seen such ineptitude!
PRIEST: Hey, here comes the greens keeper. Let's have a word with him.
PRIEST: Hi George. Say George, what's with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow aren't
GEORGE: Oh yes. That's a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight while saving our
club house last year. So we let them play here anytime free of charge! (silence)
PRIEST: That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.
DOCTOR: Good idea. And I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there's anything
he can do for them.
ENGINEER: Why can't these guys play at night?
2) Experience Counts!
There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After
serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later his
company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of
their multi-million dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone else to get the
machine fixed, but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had
solved so many of their problems in the past.
The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the
end of the day he marked a small x in chalk on a particular component of the machine and proudly
stated, "This is where your problem is". The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly
The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his service. They demanded an
itemized accounting of his charges. The engineer responded briefly:
One chalk mark $1
Knowing where to put it $49,999
It was paid in full and the engineer retired in peace.