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Sheetal.Pandey
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Re: Fashion, green and red socks?
Sheetal.Pandey   2/25/2014 2:15:30 PM
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Interesting article. But agreed enginneers likes to wear trendy, comfortable and branded shoes. Most f them spend nicely on brandvalue.

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Fashion, green and red socks?
seaEE   2/20/2014 11:37:26 PM
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I've seen some engineers wearing pretty swank shoes, but there are also those who prefer function over form.  When I was in-between jobs a few years ago, I needed a pair of tennis shoes.  Normally I have bought brand names shoes, typically Nikes, however at this time, I thought why not save a little money and buy a non-brand shoe?  They are probaby all the same anyhow, and can I really justify the extra cost when I am looking for work?  So I bought one of the cheaper pairs on the shelf at the sporting goods store.  This turned out to be a bad decision.  They began to hurt my feet, and they also began to fall apart very quickly.  I lived with this foot torture for about 4 months, trying to eek my money's worth out of them, and finally threw them away.  Your feet our too valuable to treat them poorly. Support your feet and they will support you. :)

Speaking of style, when I was in school, my second quarter calculus professor would sometimes wear one green a one red sock to class.  He also wore colorful ties. There was a rumor that a red tie meant "kill" (as in tough exam), and a green tie, worn the day after the exam meant "peace".  Not sure if that was true and I think we were afraid to ask.  His hair was often a bit disheveled, which added to his mystique. He had a reputation as a somewhat eccentric and tough teacher, but I found that he mostly taugtht and tested from the text book, which seemed fair.  He would always invent titles for the top of his exams, for example, one calculus test was entitled "Getting Integrated" (har!).  I do remember him passing out the exams one test day and muttering, "when I created this test I cackled like a maniac."  I had to crack a smile at that one.  Good times...

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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
kfield   2/19/2014 8:53:50 AM
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@BeAlert That's a good one! In a burst of spring cleaning awhile back, I decided that my husband's Brooks running shoes were looking grubby and since he had two pair i threw one out. Except I threw out a left shoe of one color trim and a right shoe of the other color trim - so now he truly has a mismatched pair!

BeALert
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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
BeALert   2/19/2014 1:54:31 AM
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@kfield: One shoe is brown, the other black.

I once went to work and everyone laughed at me because I had one black shoe and one light brown shoe. I don't really know what was so funny because I had another pair just the same at home.

David Ashton
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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
David Ashton   2/17/2014 10:24:49 PM
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@Betajet Ah, well I'm in good company then :-)

betajet
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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
betajet   2/17/2014 8:39:32 PM
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David wrote: I thought that only happened in cartoons...

Dave Lister did that once on Red Dwarf :-)

 

David Ashton
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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
David Ashton   2/17/2014 5:39:59 PM
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@Karen - "What's the saying about everything is black in the dark?"

Some time ago I got a set of toiletries for a birthday or Xmas.  I don't use them very often.  Recently we were off to some function and my wife said "put some of your nice deodorant on".  I went to the bathroom cupboard, reached in and got what looked like the deodorant and gave my armpit a good spray.  And realised I had got the shaving cream.    I thought that only happened in cartoons.....

David Ashton
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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
David Ashton   2/17/2014 2:33:26 PM
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Your hubby sounds like a man after my own heart!   My boots that got stolen were still new & unworn, in the box, so not as bad as it sounds.....

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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
David Ashton   2/17/2014 2:31:39 PM
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@Duane - "For some reason, my right shoe always wears down faster than the left."

You need to try walking round hills the other way :-)

Duane Benson
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Re: Absent-minded engineers?
Duane Benson   2/17/2014 11:45:30 AM
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I was a bit surprised at the number of name-brand shoes in this article. But that may just be due to the fact that, to me, shoes are more or less an after-thought. I buy my shoes for squishy soles and wear them long past their life expectancy.

For some reason, my right shoe always wears down faster than the left. Depending on which shoe I pick up first, it either looks like they're just a little over worn, or look like they need some duck tape.

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