I don’t normally post jokes that I’ve come across on the Internet and e-mail, but this one tickled me.
There was an engineer, manager and programmer driving down a steep mountain road. The brakes failed and the car careened down the road out of control. Half way down the driver managed to stop the car by running it against the embankment narrowing avoiding going over a cliff. They all got out, shaken by their narrow escape from death, but otherwise unharmed.
The manager saidTo fix this problem we need to organize a committee, have meetings, and through a process of continuous improvement, develop a solution.
The engineer saidNo that would take too long, and besides that method never worked before. I have my trusty pen knife here and will take apart the brake system, isolate the problem and correct it.
The programmer saidI think you’re both wrong! I think we should all push the car back up the hill and see if it happens again.
Brought to my attention by the mighty Grove Books, but also 142,000,001 other places (now).