A Physician, An Engineer & A Consultant
I occasionally do some consultancy stint. That profession boils down to going to someone's house and telling him or her how they should have their furniture organized, the color that best suit their walls and so on. Esentially, that's what decorators and interior architects do for a living. However, when it comes to giving advise to somebody else about how best run his company, well, errors can be dire.
A colleague and old friend emails me this joke:
A physician, a civil engineer, and a consultant were sharing a Cognac and looking at the sunset while arguing about what was the oldest profession in the world.
The physician said, “The Bible says that God created Eve from a rib taken out of Adam. That was clearly surgery, thus, mine is the oldest profession!”
The engineer disagreed, and said, “Yeah, but in the book of Genesis it's stated that before creating Adam and Eve God created the order of the heavens and the earth from out of the chaos. Wasn't that the most spectacular act of civil engineering? Doctor, you are wrong: mine is truly the oldest profession of them all!”
The consultant smiled softly and then said self-assuredly, “Ah, come on! But then, who do you think created the chaos?”