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    Does anyone else work with any engineers/nerds. I get the biggest kick out of these folks when they talk about basketball. They think they are experts and most of them can barely chew gum and walk at the same time. I feel sorry for anyone that has to live with these folks. They crack me up man. When it comes to sports they are clueness. They need to stick to their calculators and straight edges.



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    Re: Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by mauiclone View Post
    Does anyone else work with any engineers/nerds. I get the biggest kick out of these folks when they talk about basketball. They think they are experts and most of them can barely chew gum and walk at the same time. I feel sorry for anyone that has to live with these folks. They crack me up man. When it comes to sports they are clueness. They need to stick to their calculators and straight edges.
    I know!! It's almost like when people ask who Mike Taylor is!



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    Re: Engineers

    Does anyone else work with any engineers/nerds. I get the biggest kick out of these folks when they talk about basketball. They think they are experts and most of them can barely chew gum and walk at the same time. I feel sorry for anyone that has to live with these folks. They crack me up man. When it comes to sports they are clueness. They need to stick to their calculators and straight edges.

    You could never be so wrong. I've worked engineering jobs, and I have a silver medal from the Drake Relays. Plus, I played basketball for 4 years in highschool, earning a major D. I think there are exceptions to everything, but don't lump us all into one category.



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    Yep, every day at work. Some of them know sports well, some not at all. Just like anybody else I guess. Most I work with our pretty hardcore sports fans.



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    Re: Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by mauiclone View Post
    Does anyone else work with any engineers/nerds. I get the biggest kick out of these folks when they talk about basketball. They think they are experts and most of them can barely chew gum and walk at the same time. I feel sorry for anyone that has to live with these folks. They crack me up man. When it comes to sports they are clueness. They need to stick to their calculators and straight edges.

    First, I'd like to know what your degree is in?

    Second, the way you talk you must think almost 95 % of the people on this board are engineers.

    Third, how can you be so stereotypical when maybe a few engineers you work with don't know squat about basketball. I might just start a thread about a few accountants I know that don't know squat about football...big f'in deal. There is nothing that says to be an engineer you have to know ISU basketball or basketball in general.



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    Re: Engineers

    I know and work with some pretty nerdy engineers. Some that think they know everything about everything- they like to tell me too. Yes, some can't walk and chew gum.

    I also know some engineers who are quite socially savy. Some who are incredible athletes. Some DO know everything about everything, but don't feel the need to tell me that or talk over me.

    I want to kill some... others are my best friends.

    Now replace "engineers" with any other occupation or grouping of people, and the statement will also be true.


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    Re: Engineers

    i know a guy who is going into engineering, he's a great athlete and very smart, yet somehow doesnt know a single sports statistic in history (im helping him though)



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    Re: Engineers

    I work with a lot of engineers at John Deere, why does it take an engineer 6 months to get something done when I can do it in 10 minutes? Is it because they are thinkers and not doers?


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    I know a person who is about to graduate this spring from ISU and doesn't know how to do anything in Microsoft Excel...should I downgrade them as a person? NO



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    Re: Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    I work with a lot of engineers at John Deere, why does it take an engineer 6 months to get something done when I can do it in 10 minutes? Is it because they are thinkers and not doers?
    Maybe you're both?


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    Re: Engineers

    One of my roommates is majoring in ag engineering. Even though he does homework all the time, he still knows his sports and is a great guy. I don't think your job or major decides whether you know sports or not.



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    Re: Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    I work with a lot of engineers at John Deere, why does it take an engineer 6 months to get something done when I can do it in 10 minutes? Is it because they are thinkers and not doers?
    I know for me, it's because I'm not allowed to be a doer. All I can do is request that the work be done. A good 5 months on your scale is generally wasted trying to turn that request into actual work, at least in my experience. My hands are usually tied. I would guess it's even worse at JD.

    Not arguing, just explaining.



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    Re: Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by NIowaClone View Post
    I despise this thread. That's all.
    Are you the person mauiclone is talking about?



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    Re: Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by mauiclone View Post
    Does anyone else work with any engineers/nerds. I get the biggest kick out of these folks when they talk about basketball. They think they are experts and most of them can barely chew gum and walk at the same time. I feel sorry for anyone that has to live with these folks. They crack me up man. When it comes to sports they are clueness. They need to stick to their calculators and straight edges.
    Wow, not one of my favorite threads here on CF.


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