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That is funny!  My kids do the same thing.

I used to frequent a local VFW and knew the other members pretty well.  They
all knew I was an engineer, too.  But my wife is a teacher.  In discussions
regarding subjects that anyone with half a brain would KNOW that I was the
only "expert" present, they'd say, "Let's ask Mary, she's a teacher."  LOL
Slayed me . . . as well as her.

John P. Riley, PE, SE
Riley Engineering
20 Oakwood Drive, Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
Tel & Fax:  319-381-3949
----- Original Message -----
From: <Kipp.A.Martin(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 10:07 AM
Subject: Engineer's Lack of Respect

> I know this a little late joining this thread, but I wanted to relate an
> incident that occurred this last weekend.  My family and I were driving
> down the road behind a loaded ready-mix concrete truck.  My 9 year old
> daughter, who knows that her father is  a structural engineer and that I
> design in concrete almost every working day of my life has a question
> the truck.  She says "Mom, why does that thing on the truck keep turning
> around?"  I tell ya', I don't get no respect.
> --Kipp Martin, S. E.
>   Portland, Oregon

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