One afternoon, an engineering student was riding across campus on a shiny new bike. He ran into a friend of his, also an engineering student, who said, “Wow! That sure is a great bike. Where did you get it?”
“Well, the darndest thing happened,” said the first engineering student. “A girl came riding up to me and got off the bike, threw off all her clothes, and said that I could have anything that I wanted.”
“Wow,” remarked his friend. “That’s great. Good move. Her clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you anyway.”
An engineer, manager and programmer are driving down a steep mountain road.
The brakes fail and the car careens down the road out of control.
Half way down, the driver manages to stop the car by running it up an embankment narrowly avoiding going over a cliff.
They all get out, shaken by their narrow escape from death, but are otherwise unharmed.
The manager said, “To fix this problem we need to organise a committee, have meetings, and through a process of continuous improvement, develop a solution.”
The engineer said, “No, that would take too long, and besides that method has never worked before. I have my trusty pen knife here and will take apart the brake system, isolate the problem and correct it.”
The programmer said, “I think you’re both wrong! I think we should all push the car back up the hill and see if it happens again!”