Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman
walked by and asked what they were doing.
“We’re supposed to find the height of this flagpole,” said one, “but we don’t have a
The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the
pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape
measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, and announced, “Twenty one
feet, six inches,” and walked away.
One engineer shook his head and laughed, “A lot of good that does us. We ask for the
height and she gives us the length!”
Both engineers have since quit their engineering jobs and are currently working for