humour is important in business and for architects too, of course. I'm trying to collect humour stories to be used in my daily work. humour is a very good way to learn new things.
My kids sent me the following act.
My kids help me to survive among new developments as they experience them. And humour is your best teacher, especially when you grow older.
What people may expect from architects, as follows:
..."Dear Mr. Architect,
Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure what I need, so let’s get started. My house should have between two and 45 bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I’ll make the final decision about what I want. Also, bring me the cost breakdowns for each configuration so I can arbitrarily pick one at a later time.…You must be thrilled to be working on such an interesting project! To be able to use the latest techniques and materials and to be given such freedom in your designs is something that can’t happen very often. Contact me as soon as possible with your ideas and completed plans.
Sincerely, The Client
PS: My wife just told me she disagrees with many of the instructions I have given you in this letter. As the architect, it is your responsibility to resolve these differences. I have tried in the past and have failed to accomplish this. If you can’t handle this responsibility, I will have to find another architect.
PSS: Perhaps what I need is not a house at all, but a travel trailer. Please advise me as soon as possible if this is the case"...
A very fine collection on IT systems architecture humour is kept by Clayton Sprung.