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Splitting the Difference

Every now and then I get reminded of why you can’t beat working amongst fellow geeks/developers: everyday problems tend to get simplified and dealt with rationally or with humour.

For example, a few weeks back I lent then-colleague Morcs three quid for lunch, but by the following week neither of us could remember whether or not he’d paid it back. Rather than rack our brains and let the doubt drag on, or risk one person feeling they might be out of pocket for the full amount, we agreed to treat it as an even probability either way. He handed over £1.50 and we both happily left it at that.

My girlfriend gives me funny looks when she hears about these things.


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