So today I'm sitting in my cube and I get a phone call from this engineer.
he's driving around in St. Louis trying to figure out how to buy 5 gallon buckets to place rock samples in...he's freakin' out...can't handle it, can't figure out the world around him.
Him: "Joe, how can I get buckets!"
Me: "Go to the nearest home depot/lowes/hardware store/whatever"
Him: "but how do I find one of those?!"
Me: "stop at gas station, ask fat guy behind counter"
Him: "ok I'll try that...and also where's the nearest starbucks coffee at?!"
Me: "Kill yourself please" (I didn't say this, but I thought it.)
I mean seriously, he calls me up and wants me to help him get to the nearest hardware store.
I asked him why he didn't just bring out the 200 buckets that I had already purchased for the project..he mentioned something about how high his billing rate is and how it wasn't worth the cost to the project.
so I said "oh, that makes sense, instead of spending a day driving buckets out to the project, you are gonna spend a day driving around st. louis looking for buckets...."
Engineers, man...complete and total moronic assholes.