With apologies to John Denver for that headline, I just realized the world needs a permanent home for . . .
The West Virginia Joke.
A hardware engineer, a software engineer and a project manager are driving through the mountains in West Virginia on their way to a meeting at the Greenbriar, a famous resort.
Near dusk, they lose their brakes and barely make it onto a runaway truck ramp with their lives – but no cell service – and consider their options.
The project manager speaks first: “We need to have a meeting, set our objectives and develop a budget and a schedule.”
They look at her like she’s nuts. It’s getting dark and they’re in an area with no cell towers, by order of the Defense Department.
The hardware engineer says, “I saw some kite string in the trunk, and I remember you had some gum in your purse. Give me the gum and the string, and I’ll have the brakes fixed in about 20 minutes. We’ll be at the resort by dark.”
Now it’s the software engineer’s turn: “Wait. Before we do anything drastic, don’t you want to push the car up the mountain and see if the same thing happens again?”