A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the
important things-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions, and if everything else was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.
The sand is everything else-the small stuff.’
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.’
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked. The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.
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A month or two seems to be passing by with no post or any reblog right here. Could it be possible that this blog is on it’s deathbed now that am almost clocking the fourth year?
Let’s hope not. I guess I gotta keep the commitment as high as possible.
Cheers for following and reading.
Engineering is so trendy these days that everybody wants to be one. The word “engineer” is greatly overused. If there’s somebody in your life who you think is trying to pass as an engineer, give him this test to discern the truth.
Next Time Someone Claims To Be An ‘Engineer,’ Give Them This Test.
ENGINEER IDENTIFICATION TEST
You walk into a room and notice that a picture is hanging crooked. You…
A. Straighten it.
B. Ignore it.
C. Buy a CAD system and spend the next six months designing a solar-powered, self-adjusting picture frame while often stating aloud your belief that the inventor of the nail was a total moron.
The correct answer is “C” but partial credit can be given to anybody who writes ”It depends” in the margin of the test or simply blames the whole stupid thing on “Marketing.”
Engineers have different objectives when it comes to social interaction. “Normal” people expect to accomplish several unrealistic things from social interaction:
* Stimulating and thought—provoking conversation
* Important social contacts
* A feeling of connectedness with other humans
In contrast to “normal” people, engineers have rational objectives for social interactions:
* Get it over with as soon as possible.
* Avoid getting invited to something unpleasant.
* Demonstrate mental superiority and mastery of all subjects.
FASHION AND APPEARANCE
Clothes are the lowest priority for an engineer, assuming the basic thresholds for temperature and decency have been satisfied. If no appendages are freezing or sticking together, and if no genitalia or mammary glands are swinging around in plain view, then the objective of clothing has been met. Anything else is a waste.
DATING AND SOCIAL LIFE
Dating is never easy for engineers. A normal person will employ various indirect and duplicitous methods to create a false impression of attractiveness. Engineers are incapable of placing appearance above function.
Fortunately, engineers have an ace in the hole. They are widely recognized as superior marriage material: intelligent, dependable, employed, honest, and handy around the house. While it’s true that many normal people would prefer not to date an engineer, most normal people harbor an intense desire to mate with them, thus producing engineer-like children who will have high—paying jobs long before losing their virginity.
Male engineers reach their peak of sexual attractiveness later than normal men, becoming irresistible erotic dynamos in their mid-thirties to late forties. Just look at these examples of sexually irresistible men in technical professions:
* Bill Gates (just to be clear, i don’t consider him as irresistible…not that i was looking)
Female engineers become irresistible at the age of consent and remain that way until about thirty minutes after their clinical death. Longer if it’s a warm day.
Engineers are always honest in matters of technology and human relationships. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep engineers away from customers, romantic interests, and other people who can’t handle the truth.
Engineers sometimes bend the truth to avoid work. They say things that sound like lies but technically are not because nobody could be expected to believe them. The complete list of engineer lies is listed below.
“l won’t change anything without asking you first.”
“l’ll return your hard-to-find cable tomorrow.”
”I have to have new equipment to do my job.”
”I’m not jealous of your new computer.”
Engineers are notoriously frugal. This is not because of cheapness or mean spirit; it is simply because every spending situation is simply a problem in optimization, that is, “How can I escape this situation while retaining the greatest amount of cash?”
Engineers hate risk. They try to eliminate it whenever they can. This is understandable, given that when an engineer makes one little mistake the media will treat it like it’s a big deal or something.
EXAMPLES OF BAD PRESS FOR ENGINEERS
* Space Shuttle Challenger.
* Hubble space telescope.
* Apollo 13.
* Ford Pinto.
* And the latest being the Malaysian airplane.
The risk/reward calculation for engineers looks something like this:
RISK: Public humiliation and the death of thousands of innocent people.
REWARD: A certificate of appreciation in a handsome plastic frame.
Being practical people, engineers evaluate this balance of risks and rewards and decide that risk is not a good thing. The best way to avoid risk is by advising that any activity is technically impossible for reasons that are far too complicated to explain.
If that approach is not sufficient to halt project, then the engineer will fall back to a second line of defense: “lt’s technically possible but it will cost too much.”
Ego-wise, two things are important to engineers:
* How smart they are (e.g Sheldon Cooper).
* How many cool devices they own.
The fastest way to get an engineer to solve a problem is to declare that the problem is unsolvable. No engineer can walk away from an unsolvable problem until it’s solved. No illness or distraction is sufficient to get the engineer off the case. These types of challenges quickly become personal — a battle between the engineer and the laws of nature.
Engineers will go without food and hygiene for days to solve a problem (other times just because they forgot). And when they succeed in solving the problem they will experience an ego rush that is better than sex – and I’m including the kind of sex where other people are involved.
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Haha…great humor and truth right here.
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It all starts when she picks her target. She is good at judging a guy based on his appearance and she can easily spot a guy who is worthy of her attention.
Soon, after basic research of your locations she ensures that she is in your proximity. A situation arises whereby you are forced to interact with her. Before you know it, she has been nice to you smiled and probably made you take her phone number.
Turns out that she is really cool. She even compliments you, something other girls have rarely done. Ego massaging and all. She replies to your texts and before you know it you have asked her out on a date after she subtly hinted “Hey, we should do lunch”. This is where you summon your internal financial planner and mobilise date funds.
She is really good. She asks all the right questions. “What do…
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Ladies, the greatest football show in the world is here and at such a time you might find yourself in trouble due to some unpsoken rules. Just so you are on the safe side, I’ve shared the below rules or disclaimer or whichever name you may call them as a kind gesture from us men to you. READ and FOLLOW this. You don’t wanna be caught on the wrong side.
1. If I hear you say Cristiano Ronaldo (or anyone else) is hot whilst I’m watching with you, you’ll be sent out.
2. When the World Cup is on, the TV is mine (remote, decoder, dish etc). Any other program is secondary and highly unnecessary.
3. I will most likely have a bet on so if you see me annoyed or upset if one of my teams is losing don’t you dare say:
-it’s only a game
-get over it OR
-they will win next tine
Mentioning any of the above will result in a break up or divorce.
4. Having sex while am watching the game is out of bounds. You don’t do it normally so don’t do it to get my attention, well unless its oral or doggy of which in both positions I am facing the TV and I am not losing any focus. Anything other than that can wait till July 14th.
5. Replays are very important; I don’t care if I have seen it. If need be I will rewind and watch the game again.
6. I will not be attending any of your friends’ parties, weddings, gatherings etc. I am fully booked; unless it involves watching the World Cup.
7. You are welcome to watch the game with me as long as you are SILENT.
8. DON’T ask me what the offside rule is. The answer will always be: “Why are you not in the kitchen?”
9. The referee is always a wanker.
10. If you hear me scream your name, be ready to;
-Grab me a beer,
-Grab me a snack,
-Bring me new batteries for the remote.
If any of the above are breached or not followed you will:
1st breach: Receive a warning.
2nd breach: Be told to get out of the room.
3rd breach: Finished or divorced.
3 strikes and you’re out!!!
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