We are a strange group sometimes, I will admit. However, some of the things I hear my fellow engineers say are rather humorous, even to me. Apropos nothing at all:
Toyota Prius? I would be caught dead in one of those things. I want a car that belches black smoke and the tires squeal when I step on the gas.
When connecting a satellite feed which was silent but supposed to be carrying live programming:
That was not as loud as thought it would be.
When discussing working overseas in various locations:
When I was in the Philippines, they have this stuff called baloot or bolute or something. It is a partially incubated chicken egg. You break it open and the embryo is in there. It was like eating a chicken abortion.
Things said to the general manager:
But it can be fixed, you just haven’t written a big enough check yet.
Yes, I am aware that we are off the air. Unfortunately, every time I start to work on the transmitter, the general manager calls to ask if I am aware that we are off the air.
When discussing the qualities of various car rental agencies:
If it is a rental, no need to be gentle
An irate FCC inspector, upon getting lost while trying to find an AM monitor point. The license was rolled up into a tube and he was smacking the dashboard of the car with it:
Is this your license, or is this a joke?
After a DJ explains why she did not put the back transmitter on the air:
You are off the air, I don’t know how you could mess things up more than that
There are many more, I am sure after I post this, I will add to it.