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Design Flaws

I am an engineer, so when I see a reason to combine religion, engineering, and an American icon, Harley Davidson I just have to do it. OK, this might be a bit racy for a few of my readers, but it will definitely put a smile on your face. Good design does not always equate to better market share.  May your highways be smooth and your gas tank always full. Ride on my friends:

The inventor Arthur Davidson, of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation, died and went to heaven.


At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven."


Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, "I want to hang out with God."


St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room, and introduced him to God. Arthur then asked God, "Hey, aren't you the inventor of woman? "


God said, "Ah, yes."


"Well, " said Arthur, "professional to professional, you have some major design flaws in your invention:


1. There's too much inconsistency in the front-end protrusion.

2. It chatters constantly at high speeds.
3. Most of the rear ends are too soft and wobble too much.
4. The intake is placed much too close to the exhaust.
5. The maintenance costs are outrageous."

"Hmmmm, you may have some good points there," replied God. "Hold on."


God went to his Celestial super computer and typed in a few words. The computer printed out a slip of paper and God read it.


"Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed," God said to Arthur, "but according to these numbers, more men are riding my invention than yours." 


Amen.... 

Comments

Jeff said…
In Milwaukee, the home of Harley-Davidson, that's an old joke.
Profit Prophet said…
Thanks Jeff...but still a good one!

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