To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: Yesterday's Comments
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 01 12:19:37 -0600
>Trying not to go on the defensive I just stated, "It has to do with the
>soils report for this site and, since you have just spent a week
>pumping water out of the hole...." The overdesigned argument
You did exactly the right thing. It's no good starting out being
smart-assed. Too many engineers think the P.E. should immunize them
against attacks by the laity and they get defensive. If there's a good
answer (wet soil was a good one) I use it. If there's no good answer,
part of my job is to come up with one.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)