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Score one for our beloved profession.

 

David A. Topete, SE

 


From: Stan Caldwell [mailto:stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:19 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Finally a Little Recognition !!

 

It was 6:38 PM, Dallas Time, and my wife and I were in the middle of dinner.  In the background, Wheel of Fortune was on the TV.  I wasn't paying much attention to the show, because food was a higher priority.  Suddenly, my wife said "I don't believe it" and I reluctantly looked up from my plate.

 

The category was "Occupation" and the puzzle in-progress read:

 

S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   E _ _ _ _ E E _

 

As I rose from my chair with my arms raised high in celebration, the middle contestant solved the puzzle without any further letters.

 

He won $3,500.  It should have been much more!

 

Regards,

 

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.

Structural Engineer