We have this mail server where I work. I happen to run most of it. My friend Nate, who left for a real job a while ago, set it up to do this fancy authentication thing, tying all our passwords together.
Sort of a tricky configuration, though. Takes a while to get your head around it. Don't quite have mine yet all the way there.
So there's all the kids on the team, who want to make this change to see if it fixes something. I haven't been paying attention to much, hindered with real work. I ask one of them to explain the situation to me.
He makes a little attempt. I start looking at the system while he's explaining it, and he gets anxious. Walks off. Unsubscribes from the list because he wanted more attention.
Sigh. I'm not long for this job. I see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's not faint anymore. It'll be nice to work with adults again.