A physicist, an engineer and an economist are stranded in the desert. They are hungry. Suddenly, they find a can of corn. They want to open it, but how?
The physicist says: “Let’s start a fire and place the can inside the flames. It will explode and then we will all be able to eat”.
“Are you crazy?” says the engineer. “All the corn will burn and scatter, and we’ll have nothing. We should use a metal wire, attach it to a base, push it and crack the can open.”
“Both of you are wrong!” states the economist. “Where the hell do we find a metal wire in the desert?! The solution is simple: ASSUME we have a can opener”…
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This is a real oldie. I first heard it about a threesome falling into a hole and the economist said assume a ladder.
Some jokes are like a fine wine — they get better with age 😉
Thanks for following the ES/PE community, Professor Gans!
I’m an economist and it’s still funny ’cause it’s true 🙂
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