These tech-centric jokes,
song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends and
websites across the Internet. This humor is light-hearted and sometimes slightly
offensive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.
A philosophy professor stood before
his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty
mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the
jar was full? They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them
into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He
then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor picked up a box of
sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. "Now," said the professor, "I want
you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your
health, your children - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be
full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything
else. The small stuff."
"If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your
life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are
important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take
time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the
house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal."
"Take care of the rocks first - the things that really
matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
But then... an engineering student then took the jar
which the other students and the professor agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a glass of beer. Of course
the beer filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.
The moral of this tale is:
no matter how full your life is, there is always room for BEER.
...from the Inflection Point web
- I don't drink beer, but the ending is so ironic and so much like the engineers I've worked
with over the year that I had to use it :)