There are three distinct types of people who go to Institution of Civil Engineers evening lectures.
1. Mr. “I don’t know anyone here so i’ll just stand at the edge of the room brandishing a ham sandwich trying to look inconspicuous while I wait for the engineering lecture to start”.
2. (Which I fall into) Mr. “I have no interest in engaging in pointless tittle-tattle with Mr. X, Y or Z about your job and am just here for the free lecture. Excuse me whilst I go and find the best seat in the hall.”
3. Mr. “Hello, you’ve never met me before and I don’t know you but let me tell you just how important I am and how much my latest construction project is worth”.
It’s amazing just how many Mr. Number 3′s always turn up… which is why i’ve become a Mr. Number 2.