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No one goes into a career in civil engineering because they think it will be a laugh a minute. Varied and challenging, yes; stimulating and rewarding, maybe; the most hilarious thing you have ever done - probably not. And most of us are fairly happy to keep work and fun in separate boxes. Work is what you do to earn money.