Archive for the ‘Science and engineering’ Category

1PM Defining Expectations

Office manager: The first rule of thumb is that two geotechnical engineers will always give you two different answers. The second rule of thumb is that I’m always right.
Interns: Hahahahahahahahah

Pause

Office manager: I’m being serious.

1066 West Hastings
Vancouver, Canadia

Overheard by: Andrew

11AM Product Test

Supervisor: What are you doing?
College kid #1: Spraying each other.
Supervisor: Do you know what is in those bottles?
College kid #2: No.
Supervisor: Why would you spray each other with something you don’t know?
College kid #2: It’s fun.
Supervisor: It’s acetone!
College kid #1: Is that like water or something?
Supervisor: God, I’m going back to my office.

465 Paul Road
Rochester, New York

Overheard by: Nick I

Apparently “Make Stuffing” Is an Arcane Insult in North Carolina

(scientist gets in a packed elevator)
Scientist: I can’t believe it’s this busy the day before Thanksgiving.
Secretary: Surprisingly.
Scientist: I said: “I can’t believe it’s this busy!” It’s the day before Thanksgiving!
Tech: It’s actually two days from Thanksgiving.
Scientist: I’m going to go home and make my turkey tonight. Have it ready for the family!
Suit: What a good idea. You should make the stuffing with it, save time.
(scientist smiles, gets off)
Tech: That wasn’t nice.
Suit: He farted while in an elevator, I don’t care.

Extremely Small Elevator
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina