In a software design meeting, we were using typical technical jargon to discuss a data exchange interface with a vendor.
One co-worker said the programming we had ordered was delayed because the vendor was suffering from a "severe non-linear waterfowl issue."
Curious, the team leader raised his eyebrows and asked, "What exactly is that?"
The programmer replied, "They don't have all their ducks in a row."
A chemical engineer, electrical engineer, and a Microsoft engineer are on a road trip. The car breaks down.
The electrical engineer looks under the hood and can't find anything wrong.
The chemical engineer checks the oil and fuel and can't find anything wrong.
The Microsoft engineer says, "Close all the windows, and try again."