Envelope #9: "When you’re at a party, how to describe structural engineering without making it boring"
Happy Thursday! This is Back of the Envelope, where we chit-chat about interesting SE stuff.
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Today’s email is a short one. It’s about a reddit thread that I came across recently.
The topic is “When you’re at a cocktail party, how to describe structural engineering without making it boring?” (link)
I read through all the answers (so you don’t have to)…
Some are self-deprecating, some are hilarious, some are… inappropriate, and some are legit.
Here are my favorite 5:
1/ Human body
This is actually pretty similar to what I normally say.
Haven’t heard this one before -- I like it.
Everyone loves LEGOS so that’s a win. (And username checks out)
3/ We do not and cannot
Hmm kind of true if you think about it.
This person is definitely fun at parties. Sadly, some truth to what he/she said though.
Note to self – find and keep a cool picture of my project(s) on my phone so it’s ready when I need it.
Bonus: The correct answer
And you? What do you answer when people ask about what you do? Reply to let me know!