How Much Should You Be Spending on architect jokes?
I recently had an interview with a prominent architect. I’ll spare you all the details and give you the short version. He didn’t ask me to do anything. He just asked me to describe a certain building and what it was like to work there. I’ve written about my own architect jokes before here and here, so you all know what I’m talking about. I didn’t get paid to say that, of course.
There are a lot of architects out there, and a lot of architects are working in New York City. So I asked this architect what it was like to work with some of the people I work with. He said: “I am very nervous at times when I meet new people.” At first I thought he was being polite about the nerves, but then he started describing the things that made him nervous and how he could overcome them.
Well, the architect was being polite! Though I think it would have been better if he’d said, “Oh, you’re nervous because you’re in New York City.” In fact, I think I would rather have the architect say, “You’re nervous because you’re in New York City.
I think you have it exactly right. The architect’s nerves are because he’s in New York City, which, although he’ll admit it, is also the very city where he used to live. The architect’s nerves are because he used to live in New York City.
So, yeah, you can overcome the architect and that would make him pretty cool. But I think it would have been better if you had said, Youre nervous because youre in New York City.
Oh my god. I could have sworn I wrote that. I was so proud of you.
The same could be said for the builders nerves. They are nervous because they are in New York City. And they will be getting nervous because they are building a school that will be a part of the city.I think we would all be better off if we wrote, Youre nervous because youre building a school that will be a part of the city.And it would be better if we said, Youre nervous because youre building a school that will be a part of the city.
I think the builders nerves are also just as nervous as the architects. The buildings they’re building are being built in one of the most densely populated areas of the city, so it doesn’t take much to make them nervous.
And that’s the problem: It doesn’t take much to make it nervous.
We’ve all been there. We were told we were doing something that would be the biggest job of our life, and like most people that get that advice, we ended up doing a huge amount of it. This includes the fact that we didn’t even know what we were building. We were told we were building a church, and ended up building one that was huge. Then we had to decide if it was going to be a cathedral or a church.