Here is a joke to lighten the mood:
Bubba and Junior ( Mississippi mechanical engineers) were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba,
"but we don't have a ladder."
The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a
measurement, announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches," and walked away.
Junior shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a woman! We
ask for the height and she gives us the length!"
Bubba and Junior are currently doing government work supervising the
reconstruction of the New Orleans levees.