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Tiny Giraffes

Me:  I’ve always wanted to go to Madagascar for no other reason than the fact that it’s full of lemurs.

Co-worker: Lemurs?  Are those like tiny giraffes?

Me:  Um…what?  They’re nothing like tiny giraffes.  They’re tree-dwelling creatures with big eyes.

Co-worker: I mean lemurs.  You know, like tiny giraffes but furry.

Me:  Oh, you mean Llamas?  Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

Best laugh in weeks!


No, I’m good, thanks.

Being an engineer is not the most exciting job in the world. My answer to the “what do you do for work” question, usually evokes the following response: “Oh well, isn’t that…interesting.” ::crickets chirping::

Actually, it is interesting, but I can only ever talk about work with people I work with. Other people wouldn’t have a clue what the heck I’m talking about or they would roll their eyes and think to themselves, “oh my god, she’s such a nerd.”

But sometimes engineering can unintentionally funny. For example, while waiting to be patched through to a customer, the hold recording said:

“Need a good quality lubricant?”

Um…no thank you. But thanks for the giggle.