The Mis-appliance Of Science

| Working | December 9, 2014

(A coworker has set a piece of milled rail down so that it might have been resting against another piece of metal. My boss, not wanting the rail damaged, told my coworker to move it).

Coworker: “It ain’t even touching!”

Boss: “Yes, it is. Look.” *points to the rail* “It’s chemistry. If that rail’s going that way, and this is that way, they’re touching right there.”

Coworker: “No, that would be physics.”

Boss: *looking confused* “The h***’s physics got to do with this? That’s like out there with Pluto.”

Me: “No, that would be astronomy.”

Boss: “The other Pluto.”

Me: *realizing he meant Plato* “That’s philosophy.”

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