Friday Wisdom – Admit you don’t Know

“I don’t have a solution, but I admire the problem.”

We engineers are often called on to solve a problem.  Here’s a little secret: many times we don’t have one.  I’ve used the above line from time to time with colleagues and friends, but never with my wife.

The line does do it’s job to get people laughing long enough for me to leave the room.

More wisdom next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Admit you don’t Know

  1. Clever as ever Andrew! 😀

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  2. Brilliant statement !!!!! I am going to use it, if you don’t mind! 🙂


  3. That is good. I might steal it.


  4. artseafartsea says:

    I too love this one.


  5. JoHanna Massey says:

    Wise Indeed.
    Have an excellent weekend, Andrew.


  6. PiedType says:

    My son’s a developer. I think he could use this. Often.


  7. lorieb says:

    LOL I will pass that on to my eldest son, a civil engineer


  8. Carrie Rubin says:

    Love that one! I’ll have to adopt it. I can think of many times it would come in handy.


  9. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I’m with you on this one, Andrew. You have to know your audience and just like Seinfeld’s George Costanza, leave on a high note.

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  10. Annika Perry says:

    Only a brave man would say that to his wife!😀 Im currently waiting for a heating engineer – I’ll see what he has to say…


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