Ten Professions Defined
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 99 17:36:55 -0800
Subject: Ten Professions Defined
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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
© 1999 Peter Langston