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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!

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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.