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31 Jan
Ten Professions Defined

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 99 17:36:55 -0800
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  A statistician is someone who is good with numbers, but lacks the
personality to be an accountant.

  An actuary is someone who brings a fake bomb on a plane because that
decreases the chances that there will be another bomb on the plane.
(Laurence J. Peter)

  A programmer is someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had in
a way you don't understand.

  A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat
which isn't there.  (Charles R. Darwin)

  A topologist is a man who doesn't know the difference between a coffee
cup and a doughnut.

  A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000 word document and calls it a
"brief." (Franz Kafka)

  A psychologist is a man who watches everyone else when a beautiful girl
enters the room.

  A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

A schoolteacher is a disillusioned woman who used to think she liked children.

  A consultant is someone who takes the watch off your wrist and tells you
the time.

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