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Little Operations Research Joke

When following some different blogs about Operations Research the other day, I found the following very nice OR joke on the ThinkOR blog:

At the end of his course on mathematical methods in optimization, the professor sternly looks at his students and says: “There is one final piece of advice I’m going to give you now: Whatever you have learned in my course – never ever try to apply it to your personal lives!”

“Why?” the students ask.

“Well, some years ago, I observed my wife preparing breakfast, and I noticed that she wasted a lot of time walking back and forth in the kitchen. So, I went to work, optimized the whole procedure, and told my wife about it.”

“And what happened?!”

“Before I applied my expert knowledge, my wife needed about half an hour to prepare breakfast for the two of us. And now, it takes me less than fifteen minutes…”

Guido Diepen

Guido Diepen

Senior Data Scientist at T-Mobile NL | Fascinated with new technologies and tools | Trying to automate the boring bits of life | Love to travel

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