Doubly Invalid

, | Right | July 29, 2015

(We develop a software that controls the validity of lists of data against European Community databases. A prospective client calls to gather information.)

Client: “Yes, I’ve been told about your program and I’d be interested in buying it. Just a question, though.”

Me: “Sure.”

Client: “We have a very large amount of data to check so I’d really like to make these controls only for the invalid data.”

Me: “Well, the program offers a report with a summary of the controls, and you can also use the built-in filter to extract only the ones that didn’t check out.”

Client: “Okay, but how do I know which one will not check out?”

Me: “…Well, you load the data in the program and it will give you the results.”

Client: “But I have a lot of data! It will take too long! I only want to run the control for the data that will result incorrect!”

Me: “…You want to know the results BEFORE running the program?”

Client: “Yes!”

Me: “So you can take the wrong data and process it again so it can tell you once more that it’s wrong?”

Client: “Yes!”

Me: “…”

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