You know you’re becoming a spectacular weasel when you try to make a joke and end up closing a sale in the process. True conversation with a large Australian firm:
Vlad: <list of unlikely technical possibilities to get the job done>…. or we could always just ____.
Customer: You could?
Vlad: < ??? > What would it be worth to you?
I liked the answer. I am not going to let you in on the details of what the customer said but the conversation ended with me saying “we’ll have a beta ready for you by the morning”;
I wonder if Duke Nukem: Forever needs another program manager… Vaporware, who is yo daddy?