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Engineer-Manager

Posted by Haris Gulzar on September 12, 2009

A group of Managers on a training course are given the task of finding the height of a flagpole outside the training centre. There are several of them in the group so they all start leaping about trying to figure out how to get the tape measure up to the top of the pole. After about half an hour they decide to try fixing the tape to the string that raises the flag and getting it to the top that way.
They’ve got the tape half way up and it’s stuck on a metal ring when an engineer walks past and asks what they’re trying to do. When he’s told, he lifts the pole out of the ground, lays it down and measures it, tells the group how long it is, and walks on.
“Isn’t that just typical of an engineer?” says one of the managers, “We want the height, and he tells us the length!” (Source)

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A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended a bit more and shouted, ‘Excuse me sir, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don’t know where I am.’
The man below replied, ‘You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.’
‘You must be an engineer,’ said the lady balloonist.
‘I am’, replied the man. ‘How did you know?’
‘Well, answered the balloonist, ‘everything you told me is technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me at all. If anything you’ve delayed my trip even more.’
The man below responded, ‘You must be a manager.’
‘I am,’ replied the lady balloonist, ‘but, how did you know?’
‘Well,’ said the man, ‘You don’t know where you are, or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air within. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems.’ (Source)

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We probably need to become both of them. They call the thing Engineer-Manager🙂

15 Responses to “Engineer-Manager”

  1. siras said

    LOL!😀

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  3. 😀
    It’s perfect and I feel I have complete idea of such and such situations in daily routine…. hahahahaaa…..

    Haris You made me laugh after a longgggggg break… thanks 🙂

  4. said

    Hahahahahahhahaha.😀

  5. masood said

    Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the second one, which is 101% correct…lol

    Glad to be an Engineer🙂

  6. @Siras:🙂

    @Captureuniverse: You’re welcome. You have an idea of such situations being a manager or being an engineer? or is it being an Engineer-Manager?🙂

    @QA:🙂

    @Masood: lol, you must be glad to be an engineer after reading the first one?😛. The second one disproves both engineers and managers😀

  7. Ash said

    lol.. good one🙂

  8. Haris Gulzar :@Siras:
    @Captureuniverse: You’re welcome. You have an idea of such situations being a manager or being an engineer? or is it being an Engineer-Manager?
    @QA:
    @Masood: lol, you must be glad to be an engineer after reading the first one? . The second one disproves both engineers and managers

    I have an idea of both cause i work with both engineer and manager and yes engineer-manager too…. 😀

  9. Seemi said

    lolz…🙂

  10. Huda said

    HAhahahahahhaha!😛

  11. Raaji said

    Haha… this is hilarious🙂

  12. Asad Ali said

    hahahahhahahaha..cant stop laughing …Engineers..!

  13. Ala yaar…specially the Manager part is 2nd one was sooooooo true :):)

  14. brocasarea said

    thts y i think docs r better…lol

  15. д§mд said

    digging out a flagpole is a bit hard, no?😉

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