You know you’re an engineer/mathematician when you describe driving from Baltimore to Memphis “along the hypotenuse” (through West Virginia and Kentucky) as opposed to “along the adjacent sides” (though Virginia and Tennessee).
(FWIW, when I have to approximate pi, I use 22/7).
I’m also an amateur musician, and I knew I was a Dobro player when someone handed me a standard guitar to try out, and I flipped it into my lap.
You know you are a thoroughbred horse owner when your friends look shocked when you tell them the exciting news, “My four-year-old FINALLY broke her maiden. Better late than never. I am just glad I was able to be there to watch!”
Or when you tell your buddies at the track, after the horse you bet won, “I am so glad I didn’t get off Shagging! I almost got off Shagging when I saw Your Sweet Lips. But I love Shagging on the grass, so I figured Shagging would beat Your Sweet Lips in the mud.”
You know you’re an editor when you find that the fictional paperback novel you just bought for your own personal enjoyment has so many errors that you can’t help but mark them all in red pen - and you find it difficult to stifle the urge to hunt down and interrogate the editor who missed them.
You know you’re a project manager when, whilst planning your mates bachelor party, you seriously consider sending the invitees change request forms because you just know that at least one of them are going to changes plans at the last minute or do something else that requires it.
Even worse if you discuss it with the groom (also a project manager) and you both laugh about it
No, I didn’t actually do it…but I DID think about it
From a list that’s been circulating around in emails for years…
You know you’re a geologist if:
[ul][li] You have ever had to respond yes to the question, “What have you got in here, rocks?”[/li][li] You consider a “recent event” to be anything that has happened in the last hundred thousand years.[/li] You have ever uttered the phrase “have you tried licking it?” with no sexual connotations involved.[/ul]