Thought you might enjoy this. This is not an original work but has been
slightly modified for this forum. Who says reuse doesn't work?
> AN Ada DEVELOPER'S CHRISTMAS POEM
> Twas the night before milestone, and all through the house
> not a program was working, not even a browse.
> The programmers were wrung out, too mindless to care,
> chances of QA approval hadn't a prayer.
> The users were nestled all snug in their beds,
> while visions of inquiries danced in their heads.
> When out in the lobby there arose such a clatter
> I sprang from my cube to see what was the matter!
> And what to my wondering eyes should appear
> but an Ada programmer, oblivious to fear.
> More rapid than eagles, his packages they came,
> and he whistled and shouted and called them by name.
> 'On update! On add! On inquiry! On delete!
> On batch jobs! On closing! On functions complete!'.
> His eyes were glazed over, his fingers were lean
> from weekends and nights in front of the screen.
> A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head
> soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
> He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
> turning specs into code, then turned with a jerk,
> and laying his finger on the 'ENTER' key,
> the system came up and worked perfectly!
> The updates updated, the deletes they deleted,
> the inquiries inquired, and the closing completed.
> He tested each whistle, and tested each bell
> with nary an exception, and all had gone well.
> The system was finished, the tests were concluded.
> The client's last changes were even included!!
> And the client exclaimed with a snarl and a taunt,
> 'It's just what I asked for, but it's not what I want!'.