Joke 923

2 Oct
Wrapped Up Car

Wrapped Up Car (Photo credit: Silly Little Man)

A Software Engineer, a Hardware Engineer and a Branch Manager were on their way to a meeting. They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly the brakes on their car failed. The car careened almost out of control down the road, bouncing off the crash barriers, until it miraculously ground to a halt scraping along the mountainside. The car’s occupants, shaken but unhurt, now had a problem: they were stuck halfway down a mountain in a car with no brakes. What were they to do?

“I know,” said the Branch Manager, “let’s have a meeting, propose a Vision, formulate a Mission Statement, define some Goals, and by a process of Continuous Improvement find a solution to the Critical Problems, and we can be on our way.”

“No, no,” said the Hardware Engineer, “that will take far too long, and besides, that method has never worked before. I’ve got my Swiss Army knife with me, and in no time at all I can strip down the car’s braking system, isolate the fault, fix it, and we can be on our way.”

“Well,” said the Software Engineer, “before we do anything, I think we should push the car back up the road and see if it happens again.”




7 Responses to “Joke 923”

  1. Terry October 2, 2013 at 05:44 #

    too cute!!


  2. Grannymar October 2, 2013 at 09:50 #

    Glad I am not depending on them to drive me about!


  3. colonialist October 2, 2013 at 10:23 #

    Except for the Branch Manager solution, which has me shuddering at the memories …


  4. slpmartin October 2, 2013 at 17:32 #

    That one made me laugh out loud.:-)


  5. sanstorm October 2, 2013 at 21:46 #

    He must work for the Greater Glasgow Health board…


  6. SchmidleysScribbling October 3, 2013 at 00:28 #

    Works every time.


  7. adinparadise October 3, 2013 at 01:00 #



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