Doctor or Engineer

March 27, 2009

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

One smile can do what 100 Wars Cannot.

Vishesh has tagged me to write something that can make others smile. So, I am attempting something โ€“ do let me know if you smiled after reading it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mom and Dad are talking to a 6 month old kid. The words in the italics are supposed to be the thoughts of the kid, as he cannot speak yet.

Mom: Now eat your dinner properly, you need to grow up and become a Doctor or an engineer right?

Kid: Of all the professions available, I have only two choices in my life – why canโ€™t people be more broad minded!!

Dad: I am sure he wants to become a computer engineer like me.

Kid: Now, there is not even that choice looks like!

Mom: You and your computers, he is very clever โ€“ like his mom, you want to become a Doctor like your mom, right?

Kid: Speaking of doctor, where is my stethoscope toy that I am sure one of you guys should have taken for playing and not yet returned!

Dad: Dear, donโ€™t push him into thinking that only doctors are clever! All that you doctors would have done during your classes is mug up and memorize the whole syllabus. We engineers are more practical people.

Kid: I think, the topic is slightly deviating from what you want me to become!

Mom: Talk about practicality โ€“ You know what most of the engineers do? Sit in the last bench, make a lot of noise, neither study nor participate in the extracurricular activities, and still think that they are practical!

Kid: I am actually slightly impressed by engineering!

Dad: At least, we were enjoying our lives back then, and even now! Just look that the life style that being a software engineer gives you โ€“ Nice salary, on site opportunities and the cool auraโ€ฆโ€ฆ. You just canโ€™t beat that, can you?

Kid: I thought software engineering was about writing codes!

Mom: We doctors beat them in the monetary benefits part. Of course, we would rather prefer to go for a full fledged sight seeing trip totally sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies instead of going on the premise of a job, and roaming around.

Kid: And I thought, being a doctor is about saving lives! These movies are spoiling the kids!!

Dad: Donโ€™t impose your judgment on the kid. I think he has the right to choose the best profession, and I know what he will choose after 16 years โ€“ right dear ๐Ÿ˜‰ ?

Kid: Thatโ€™s correct. I think both the professions are equally hopeless. I would rather become a watchman in a ladies college. Can you beat that?


Destination Infinity

An appeal: This post was inspired from a serial that came in Star Plus a long time back called โ€˜The Wonder Yearsโ€™. If anyone of you reading this has the entire CD collection of Wonder Years, I would love to buy it from you.

You could visit the Quotations and Humour section of this blog for similar articles.


  1. I know only two types of smiles – : – ) and ; – )

    But there are other smileys which laugh more and with tongue coming out in red. Can someone tell me how to get that?

    Destination Infinity

  2. DI, That was nice ๐Ÿ™‚ These 2 professions were the only real options when I was growing up… Now, though I think things have changed a lot..
    I certainly remember Wonder YEars..Are you not able to get the whole series online?

    • I want to have those original CD’s. They are collector pieces for me, I just love that serial!!

      I think for most of us, there was no other option than engineer and doctor! Thanks for catching the point that was the mainstay behind all that humour!

      Destination Infinity

  3. lol ๐Ÿ˜› spared others by not tagging them hu ๐Ÿ˜›

    • I actually forgot to tag others. So, everyone reading this comment is tagged!

      Destination Infinity

  4. Yeah, did smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Nita. Since I don’t write many posts with a humourous overtone, I didn’t know what the reactions might be! Maybe I should use humour also in future to get my points across.

      Destination Infinity

  5. Ha..ha..ha..a DI and then the child goes to school and meets more interesting people as part of the ‘meet a helper’ class and is fascinated by a fire fighter or a cop or a builder. To hell with the boring Doctors and Engineers ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Yes, to hell with the boring engineers and doctors. That was the point I wanted to get across. I think a fire fighter might be a very good option too – no work till fire catches somewhere ๐Ÿ˜€

      Destination Infinity

  6. Ha ha. This was good!!

    Keep Blogging!

  7. Thanks Biju. Nice to know you enjoyed it.

    Destination Infinity

  8. Yes I did smile.
    The problem is that most of the children reply to this conversation in their mind even when they grow up and learn to talk. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Till my school I knew only of these two professions but once out of college, I am trying different options….

      Destination Infinity

  9. he he he ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. it’s really a good one DI ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. ๐Ÿ˜†


  12. But there was also a point behind all that humour. I am thinking i could use humour also to get a concept or a point of view through to readers. I will use it selectively and rarely though as the humour might overshadow the message!

    Destination Infinity

  13. i did not smile! Is having a hearty laugh legal wrt this post? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† Too good man! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Thanks, Sakhi. I rarely explore humour, maybe I should start doing it more often.

    Destination Infinity

  16. “I thought SE was about writing code” – classic line
    Ending was kalakkal.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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