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Preaching to the choir

We got into a bad cycle in our standup meeting about one of those sticky production situations with no good, easy solution.  It’s a real problem and I don’t mean to make light of it, but it spawned a great quote.  One of my coworkers was trying hard to convince us to go a certain path, with everyone else saying bah humbug things like “we can’t do that until after the first of the year” or “we don’t understand the impact yet” or “he doesn’t have time to research that right now.” 

My boss ultimately tried to defuse the situation with:

“You’re preaching to the choir.  It’s so bad that I’m like the church secretary that you’re having an affair with”


My favorite quote, though, from a consulting gig was “let’s stop beating the choir.”

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/sahil.malik/ sahilmalik

    LOL Thats funny