Two engineers were standing at the base
of a flagpole, looking at its top.
A woman walked by and
asked what they were doing.
"We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole,"
said Sven, "but we don't have a ladder."
The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts,
and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape measure
from her pocketbook, took a measurement, announced,
"Twenty one feet, six inches," and walked away.
One engineer shook his head and laughed,
"A lot of good that does us. We ask for the height and
she gives us the length!"
Both engineers have since quit their engineering jobs and
are currently serving in the United States Congress.