I’m currently reading a great book on Microsoft SQL Server called Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Querying, by Itzik Ben-Gan. I just came across a particularly funny anecdote in one of the chapters that I thought I’d share.
[This] reminds me of a programmer and an IT manager at a company I worked for years ago. The programmer had to finish writing a component and deploy it, but there was a bug in his code that he couldn’t find. He produced a printout of the code (which was pretty thick) and went to the IT manager, who was in a meeting. The IT manager was extremely good at detecting bugs, which is why the programmer sought him. The IT manager took the thick printout, opened it, and immediately pointed to a certain line of code. “Here’s your bug,” he said. “Now go.” After the meeting was over, the programmer asked the IT manager how he found the bug so fast? The IT manager replied, “I knew that anywhere I pointed there would be a bug.