Greg Martin wrote:One day, Einstein, Newton, and Pascal meet up and decide to play a game of hide and seek...
Told this one to my engineer husband this morning, knowing he'd like it. I didn't want the punchline to be too obvious so I just said, "Newton sat down and drew at big square around himself on the floor." My husband started laughing and I thought he'd figured it out anyway. He said, "that's totally something Newton would do!" Hahaha- as if they're besties or something. He was looking forward to telling the joke at work. Nice going, Greg. It's going to be mayhem in that office today ;p
For the engineers:
A guy in a hot air balloon is sailing through the mountains, totally lost. He sees another guy down below on a dirt bike, stopped to take in the view, and descends to get his attention.
"Hey! Hey, up here! Can you help me out? I was supposed to meet someone an hour ago, but I have no idea where I am"
The guy on the dirt bike assesses the situation. "Well you're in a hot air balloon, about 15 meters in the air, you're at..." He pulls a GPS unit out of his backpack and reads off the coordinates, "...and you appear to be drifting NNE."
The balloonist says, "Huh, you must be an engineer."
"Yeah, I am! How'd you know?"
" Well, everything you told me is technically accurate, but I have no idea what to do with the information, and I'm still lost!"
The dirt biker says, "Oh, you're a manager."
The guy in the balloon is surprised. "How do you know that?"
"Easy. You don't know where you are, you've made a promise you can't keep, and you're trying to make it my problem."