You Know That You’re An Old Engineer – Number 3

1. When you can remember the crane dog man putting his foot in the hook and getting hoisted up by the crane and it was a perfectly acceptable practice
2. When you can remember an Erasing Shield not being a Star Wars Protective Device to Erase Missiles fired by the enemy
3. When you can remember – when that concrete slab (or similar) would be physically broken up, loaded and carted away by a team of workers in about a 5 day time span. Today the whole job takes 1 man with an excavator and truck about half a day
4. When you can remember rivets being the standard method of joining metal
5. When you can then remember stick welding being the “new way” to join metal
6. When you can remember your car having a starting handle and you can remember needing to use it
7. When you can remember your new car had a side valve engine
8. When you can remember de coking your 2 stroke motor cycle
9. When you can remember that the Drawing Numbering system has changed many times over the years and you are the only one left at the company who knows each system – intimately
10. When you can remember seeing a cad system for the very first time and thinking – “this will never catch on”