Two engineers were standing at
the base of a flagpole, looking at its
top. A woman walked by and asked
what they were doing.
“We’re supposed to find
the height of this flagpole,” said one,
“but we don’t have a ladder.”
The woman took a wrench from her
purse, loosened a couple of bolts,
and laid the pole down on the
ground. Then she took a tape measure
from her pocketbook, took a
measurement, and announced, “Twenty one feet, six inches,” and walked away.
One engineer shook his head and
laughed, “A lot of good that does us.
We ask for the height and she
gives us the length!”
Both engineers have since quit
their engineering jobs and are
currently serving in the United