Engineers Make Lousy Husbands

An engineer is trained to think about all the possibilities for a system problem.  Whether it is a hardware or software system, all the reasons for a hiccup or failure must be identified in order to resolve the problem.  This results in several hypotheses and explanations.


While engineers may be great problem solvers, they fail to get a grip on how to communicate.

When an engineer tackles one of life’s problems, many possible solutions are examined.  Like which do you do first – pay the bills, buy groceries or fix the garden?  And in what order do you perform the rest of these tasks?  An engineer would give several action plans and reasons for each.

But a wife thinks a lot differently than an engineer.  In fact a woman will want one and only one answer to a question or issue or she will begin to distrust the husband.

So try to imagine being an engineer AND a husband.  What a conundrum.

She gets upset when he gives her more than one answer and then he gets frustrated when he realizes he should have stuck with the first answer.  Talk about being up the creek without a paddle.  Oy vey!

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