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Re: The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Canada), Order of the Engineer (US)

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On Oct 29, 2004, at 11:30 AM, mludvik(--nospam--at) wrote:

Agreed. A keepsake like a ring is nice, but having to explain to people
that I belong to the Order of the Wizards, and that no, I really don't
spend all my time playing Dungeons and Dragons, is kinda lame.
I first started using the P.E. designation on my checkbook around 1980. Since then I've had maybe 4 comments on it, mostly to the effect of, 'What's that mean?' Even the shortest explanation I can come up with makes people's eyes glaze over. The real treat was once when I tried using my P.E. registration card as ID to cash a check. Since then I've stuck to a driver's license. We live in a technically illiterate society--I guess I just need to deal with it.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)    | this distance" (last words of Gen.
...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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