This past week I was present for a delightful jab at the expense of soem electrical engineer 'highly' educated types by a rather humble but very experianced electrician.
We were dealing with a problem that was created by engineers and their solution to their problem was simply more problems. They simply could not see how their 'new' solution only partially solved the original problem and yet created more real problems. The GC was absolutely at loss and vexed...until my friend clyde stepped in and explained eloquently the problem , and the actual solution that would not incur more problems and huge added costs to the taxpayers.
He ended his summation with this...which caused the GC to tell the engineers to go do it over and do it Clyde's way.... anyway here's the story he told to make the final point about engineers........
A redneck farmer had a new neighbor move in . On this land was a nice barn . The new neighbor well he was a mechanical engineer and seemed friendly enough. The engineer fellow decided he'd get a donkey just like his redneck farmer neighbor. Well off the truck the engineer tried to lead the mule into the barn. As soon as the donkey got to the barn door it's ears touched the top of the door jamb and it balked and ran off. He tried several more times and same result. The old farmer watched for several days as the engineer tried to push the donkey in the barn but every time the donkeys ears touched the door jamb it went running off. So one day the farmer saw cranes and heavy machines in his neighbors field and there he saw the engineer directing all the work to raise the barn up and build around it so. And in went the donkey finally. So the farmer walked over to the engineer fellow and said...I may be a dumb old farmer but you could have saved yourself alot of trouble maybe if you had just dug out a little dirt under the door and your donkey would have gone right in . The engineer excitedly blurted out.. you dumb old fool it's not his legs that are too long...it's his dang ears are too tall !.
Just goes to show all brain and no common sense makes jack a dullard.