Yesterday in class I taught the Spanish words for the days of the week and the months of the year. Then, in order to give the students a chance to use the new vocabulary, I did some oral drills.
Me (in Spanish): “What are the months of the summer?”
The answer I was looking for: “June, July, and August.”
The Answer I Got From An Engineer: “Well, summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, when the month is almost over. So in order to get 3 full months included in the season you will need to apply the ANSI Standard Of Rounding Up. So the answer would be July, August, and September.”
Gotta love them. Without them I wouldn’t have a job because of their lack of communication skills.
omg lol…sounds like a conversation with my hubby (who is, in fact, an engineer. LOL).
im guessing this includes software engineers because this is both my brother and my husband! A good example would be when my five year old overheard us discussing paris hilton and asked why she was in trouble and my husband got into a whole monologue about blood alcohol levels. Uh try, a not nice lady who drank too many grown up drinks?