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Joke for Today

An engineer, manager and programmer were driving down a steep mountain road.

The brakes failed and the car careened down the road out of control.

Half-way down the driver managed to stop the car by running it against the embankment, narrowly avoiding going over a cliff. They all got out, shaken by their narrow escape from death, but otherwise unharmed.

The manager said, “To fix this problem we need to organize a committee, have meetings and, through a process of continuous improvement, develop a solution.”

The engineer said, “No, that would take too long, and besides that method never worked before. I have my trusty pen knife here and will take apart the brake system, isolate the problem and correct it.”

The programmer said, “You’re both wrong! I think we should all push the car back up the hill and see if it happens again.”

I can not take credit for this, but it was too good not to share ... enjoy!
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