Flagpole Measurement

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nigerian flagpoleA group of managers are given an assignment to measure the height of a flagpole. So they go out to the flagpole with ladders and tape measures, and they’re falling off the ladders and dropping the tape measures. The whole thing is just a mess.

An engineer comes along and sees what they’re trying to do, walks over, pulls the flagpole out of the ground, lays it flat, measures it from end to end, gives the measurement to one of the managers and walks away.

After the engineer has gone, one manager turns to another and laughs: “Isn’t that just like an engineer? We’re looking for the height and he gives us the length!

PS: The above joke was sent in by PearlEze

14 comments

  1. Perspective

    Some people just work too hard for a little Task while others make it as simple as possible – Apple iOS……lol

    Also reminds me of Captain America.

  2. “ Isn’t that just like an engineer? We’re looking for the height and he gives us the length! ”

    Ain’t that like Managers? THEY micromanage everything and everybodi, thereby looking for what is not lost..hummph!!!

  3. “Ain’t that like Managers? THEY micromanage everything and everybodi, thereby looking for what is not lost..hummph!!!”

    – This makes no absolute sense whatsoever.

  4. @Glrnda:

    The Russians are known to lack one of the critical ‘senses’ – a sense of humor.

    Looks like you have the ‘curse’ too – (not the monthly type!)
    Are you Russian by birth, or by character?

    ‘Glenda’ – A female given name , coined in the twentieth century from Welsh term (“holy,fair”) and term (“good”).

    Maybe you need to rectify the malapropism your name seems to signify?

  5. @Good, for goodness’ sake, i am trying to STOP, but the Amazonian Glenda continually pours fuel on my incendiaries !!

  6. I’m really curious as to who this Glenda lady(?) is. Its almost like her personality was designed to attack people and their views and she seems to have none of hers. This article was a joke darn it! You’re, in your usual way, dragging in unecessary conflict into a laughing matter. Who are you?

  7. I’m really curious as to who this Glenda lady(?) is. Its almost like her personality was designed to attack people and their views and she seems to have none of hers. This article was a joke darn it!

    Hahaha… Someone seems to be getting the big joke! Specific people really.

    By the way Glenda, hope you don’t mind if I refer to you as the masquerade henceforth? You are doing really great honestly, but let me remind you that though Harry Echemco is my name, it is also a registered trademark and you are free to use it for non-commercial purposes. Now that it has started yielding ice cream, I would advice you meet my lawyers for licence fee to avoid legal trouble. Keep up the good work and I assure you that sooner you will be earning yourself more than ice cream.

    By the way, I follow Mr. Mobility on Twitter and he is good at a lot of other things that my interest you. Some of his twits ooze virility.

  8. A crazy world really. Managers and Engineers trading blame. The Engineer did not fit the flagpole back. While the managers were also right in their own sense because looking at the task critically; the height of the pole would likely be shorter than it’s length. Why? Part of the pole is buried on the ground for stability. Therefore through height above the ground is shorter than the length while lying on the ground.

    Let’s not blame either. But The Engineer and the managers have their idiosyncrasies.

  9. While the managers were busy falling over themselves trying to measure, it’s really not part of their duties to do so. They should be rather grateful to the engineer who came to their rescue and subtract the buried portion from the measurement given by the engineer to arrive at their “height” measurement.

    By the way, is Glenda a bot sent after EyeBeeKay?

    Could mobility blog be kind enough to introduce those human verifying things (what do you call them?) so that we know we who post here are not bots.????

  10. Lol @ Glenda being a Bot.
    To the story @ hand,different people different way of thinking and approach to life.

  11. By the way, is Glenda a bot sent after EyeBeeKay?

    Oga, you must be psychuc! My conviction EXACTLY.

    But – do not worry. Bots lack staying power.!

    This GlendaBot MASQUERADE will soon fizzle out in a blaze if INglory…

    Do not waste energy on this BOT.

    IT is NOT worth it..

  12. Well, I am not surprised some people thinking I was a bot. What would a bot be doing posting comments in this site? Please practice a little common sense people. And those verification “thingy” are meant to avoid spam. I am certainly not spamming am I? I am really having a great time reading those comments.

    Why would a bot go after Eye.bee.kay?

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