Re: [PipingDesign] hello

From: <Christopher>
Date: Fri Jan 11 2008 - 12:24:00 EST

On Jan 11, 2008, at 1:56 AM, shahid Rafiq wrote:

> There is a saying (you have the right not to like this saying), ASK
> LIKE STUPID REMEMBER LIKE A SAGE.

Remember this: if you ask like stupid you'll come across as stupid and you'll be treated like stupid.

--Ask like someone who cares enough about the subject and willing to work at becoming informed.
--Take the advice you get seriously enough to ask yourself if it's correct and squares with what you know.
--Respect people who are willing to help and don't be a pain in the ass. --Read 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way,' <http://www.catb.org/ ~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html> and you'll learn how to come across as not stupid.

And try to remember that there really are stupid questions. Asking, 'Where's the light switch?' when you enter a room that smells of mercaptan is a very stupid question with a fatal answer. I bet the list could come up with a dozen more without half trying.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at chrisw@skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.

.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
1864)
http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/ Received on Fri Jan 11 12:24:00 2008

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