Two male, mechanical engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.
"We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said one of the engineers, "but we don't have a ladder."
The woman said, "Hand me that wrench out of your toolbox."
She loosened a few bolts and laid the pole down on the ground. She then took a tape measure from their toolbox, measured the flag pole from end to end and announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches."
She walked away.
The engineer who had spoken to the woman looked at his colleague, shook his head and laughed.
"Ain't that just like a woman," he said. "We ask for the height and she gives us the length."