1. Car Breakdown
There are four engineers traveling in a car. One is a mechanical engineer, one a chemical engineer, one an electrical engineer and the other one an engineer from Microsoft.
The car breaks down.
“Sounds to me as if the pistons have seized. We’ll have to strip down the engine before we can get the car working again,” says the mechanical engineer.
“Well,” says the chemical engineer, “it sounded to me as if the fuel might be contaminated. I think we should clear out the fuel system.”
“I thought it might be a grounding problem,” says the electrical engineer, “or maybe a faulty plug lead.”
They all turn to the Microsoft engineer who has said nothing and say.
They ask him, “What do you think?”
“Well, I think we should close all the windows, get out, get back in, and open the windows again.”
2. Teacher and Student
Teacher: If you spend all your time sitting round playing on the Internet, you’ll be fat and useless when you grow up.
Pupil: Wow! You must have spent hours surfing when you were a kid!
3. Fixing broken computers
An office technician got a call from a user. The user told the technician that her computer was not working. She described the problem and the tech concluded that the computer needed to be brought in and serviced.
He told her to “Unplug the power cord and bring it up here and I will fix it.”
About fifteen minutes later she shows up at his door with the power cord in her hand.