Joke 301

19 Jan

What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.


Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.



16 Responses to “Joke 301”

  1. Katherine Gordy Levine January 19, 2012 at 06:03 #

    Love this. One of my cranks is a Mr. Engineer designed dust pan. The one I grew up with had a flat edge; You pushed with your brush or broom and the crumbs, dust, and whatever when straight on.and in ready to be dumped..

    Now all you can find are engineered created dust pans with a lip at the end. You have to push your gatherings up and over the lip. Doing so is like challenging Mount Everest

    My fantasy is that Mr Engineer was clumsy or had a clumsy Mom, so the lip was to keep the gatherings from falling out. Mine never fell out and now I can’t get them in.

    Sad fact of modern life, “If it ain’t broke don’t fixd it, does not make the cash registers ring

    Thank you for my good night laugh.


    • viv blake January 19, 2012 at 08:30 #

      sounds like some of the Microsoft and WordPress updates.


  2. andy1076 January 19, 2012 at 06:07 #

    Sounds like a session with customer service on the phone 😛


  3. justoutsidetheboxcartoon January 19, 2012 at 07:48 #

    The cartoon is an oldly but a goodie. I’m a mechanical engineer (no offence taken). OVer the years I’ve seen it pinned to numerous engineers’ work stations.


    • Tilly Bud January 19, 2012 at 12:19 #

      Yes, I had quite a choice of illustrations for the same joke, but I liked this one.

      It has been my experience that engineers can always take a joke 🙂


  4. viv blake January 19, 2012 at 08:32 #

    Tilly, how did you get that stop censorship banner on your sidebar, and how does it stay put no matter how far down I scroll?


  5. Pseu January 19, 2012 at 09:18 #

    Fantastic engineer jokes… I have sent to Scout who has a parents evening tonight, with the aim of finding out about engineering 🙂


  6. Janie Jones January 19, 2012 at 13:43 #

    Your cartoon is exactly like what I go through when asking Leif to make me some thing in the shop! Too funny because it is too true.


  7. misswhiplash January 19, 2012 at 13:57 #

    Truer words were never spoken!


  8. evilnymphstuff January 19, 2012 at 20:22 #

    Custumer service… haha this pic’s awesome


  9. slpmartin January 19, 2012 at 21:11 #

    Those pretty much decribe the R & D process. 🙂


  10. Grannymar January 19, 2012 at 21:31 #

    If it is not broken, it needs adjusting! 😉


  11. Perfecting Motherhood January 20, 2012 at 06:45 #

    I really like the illustration, it’s so very true. And sad.

    I always think my 5 year old would be a great design engineer (he’s an innovator and great illustrator). My husband one day said he could be an electrical engineer. Huh???? How boring would that be? Men…


  12. sarsm January 23, 2012 at 07:38 #

    Did I tell you my hubby is an engineer? And the second statement is so TRUE.


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