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Customer: A pessimism consultant - what's that?
Me: I tell you the uncomfortable truths you need to hear in order to help you improve
Customer: That doesn't sound useful
Me: You are not ready to improve
According to democrats, that's okay (and it's called "full term abortions" now.).
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Many years ago my team was working with an inherited system based on FoxPro. The original designer had used abbreviated table names like ASS instead of Assignment. A normally straight laced co-worker bust out laughing one day when he had to write a SQL statement "INSERT INTO ASS ..."
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
Many years ago, we had a small network of Sun machines. The machine names followed the names of the planets in our solar system. The QA guy (who was a 1st-order asshat) was incensed when he was given the machine named... wait for it... you know it's coming...
Years ago I implemented a message dispatch function name WhoCares(). It stuck around that way until a coworker added a popup dialog box to it that displayed a tracing message usually written to a log file.
At some point that popup appeared and the customer service folks had kittens over it. Apparently they read it as "we don't care about this", when in reality the WhoCares() function was deciding which routine to pass the message on to, you know "who cares about processing this, I'll pass it on to them". Anyway, the customer service folks didn't have a sense of humor about it and I was forced to change it's name to the innocuous "EventProcessor".
To this day I still refer to it as "WhoCares".