You Might be an Engineer If... (Part Four)

... you rearrange the dishwasher to maximize the packing factor.

... you remember half a dozen passwords and your ten-digit Compuserve address, but you have to call your niece "kiddo."

... you rooted for HAL.

... you see a good design and still have to change it.

... you spend more time on your home computer than in your car.

... you spent more on your calculator than on your wedding ring.

... you still own a slide rule and know how to use it.

... you talk about the high resolution and picture-in-picture capability of your big screen TV while everybody is watching the Superbowl.

... you talk about trellis code modulation at parties.

... you think a pocket protector is a fashion accessory.

... you think of the gadgets in your office as "friends" but forget to send your father a birthday card.

... you think Sales and Marketing are Satan's children.

... you think that when people around you yawn it's because they didn't get enough sleep.

... you think your computer looks better without the cover.

... you thought the contraption ET used to phone home was stupid.

... you thought the real heroes of "Apollo 13" were the mission controllers.

... you use a CAD package to design your son's Pine Wood Derby car.

... you walk around with your hands in your front pockets 99% of the time.

... you wear black socks with white tennis shoes (or vice versa.)