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Engineers vs. Architects

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This humorous story arrived in my inbox this morning. 
It was sent to me by an architect friend.  Enjoy!

> A group of architects were given the assignment to measure the height of a
> flagpole.  So they go out to the flagpole with ladders and tape measures, 
> and they're falling off the ladders, dropping the tape measures - the
> whole 
> thing is just a mess.
> An engineer comes along and sees what they're trying to do, walks over, 
> pulls the flagpole out of the ground, lays it flat, measures it from end
> to 
> end, gives the measurement to one of the architects and walks away.
> After the engineer has gone, one architect turns to another and laughs.  
> Isn't that just like an engineer, we're looking for the height and he
> gives 
> us the length."
Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Hockeytown, Texas