Who’s the smartest person you know?

My husband.  Physics major.  Software engineer.  He’s been inventing things since he was a child, even took over part of the family barn for a workshop.

His mother spent nearly five days telling me how awful he was to live with, how methodical he was.  I kept saying “I know.”  Now when I tell her that he spent four months making our then 7 year-old nephew a set of woodworking tools from antique stock, she only says, “I told you.”  Smart woman.

Years ago we were overseas and had dinner with his boss.  They talked a lot of gobbledygook and finally I asked whether this came pre SIT or pre-UAT.  His boss’ jaw dropped and he asked if I understood what they were talking about that whole time I’d been ignored at the dinner table.  I said, “I only know enough to help my husband get his next job.”

Ah, well, the manners pundits wouldn’t approve but it was apt at the time.  Cheers, Dee

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2 responses to “Who’s the smartest person you know?

  1. Systems Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing (SIT and UAT), fyi. You learn a lot living in this household! D

  2. And years ago when we wanted a child his first question was, “can we blow stuff up?” I said yes, as long as they were at least 1/2 mile from the house. Preferably downwind.

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