Software Engineers

At a recent software engineering course, the participants were given an awkward question to answer. "If you had just boarded an airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible for the flight control software, how many of you would disembark immediately?"

Among the ensuing forest of raised hands, only one man sat motionless. When asked what he would do, he replied that he would be quite content to stay onboard.

"With my team's software," he said, "the plane was unlikely to even taxi as far as the runway, let alone take off."

Social Worker

A 16 year old client of a social worker informed the worker that she was going to be married.

The worker gave her several pamphlets on how to stay healthy and the virtues of not having children for a few years.

The social worker returned to visit her a year later. She found the girl had twin girls. She asked the girl if she had read the pamphlets and the girl said yes. Worker said then they didn't do you any good. Girl said "Oh, sure they did, we found names for the twins in them, Syphilis and Gonorrhea."