So a software engineer, a hardware engineer and their manager are in the car going to an expo in their rental car. To get there they must navigate a treacherous mountain road. While they are coming down a steep and narrow incline the car's brakes go out. The car starts going way too fast and they all fear this will be the end of their lives. But somehow the driver manages to not careen off the road and the manage glide to a stop once safely down the hill.
They all get out and catch their breath for a minute.
The manager is first to speak, "Well, let me get my cell phone so I can call the tow truck to take it to the garage."
The hardware engineer says, "No, no, no, just pop the hood and we can fix the problem ourselves."
The software engineer says, "Guys, just wait. Before we do anything we should take it up the hill and see if it happens again!"
Q: How do you recognize a field service engineer on the side of the road with a flat tire?
Four men rode in a car: a mechanical engineer, an electrical engineer, a chemical engineer, and a computer engineer. The car stalled out.
The mechanical engineer said, "It must be the pistons; let's repair them and be on our way."
The electrical engineer said, "It has to be the spark plugs; we'll replace them and be ready to roll in no time at all."
The chemical engineer said. "No, it's got to be bad gas; we'll flush the system and be on our way."
They turned to the computer engineer. "What do you think we should do?" they asked.
The computer engineer shrugged and said, "Let's get out of the car, close the doors, then get back in and try restarting it."