Aatish dragged his feet to the coffee room. Steam, Milk, Tea, Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte… Latte. Sugar. Two full spoons of it.
He was brimmed with caffeine, but still struggling to keep his eyes open.
“Dude, you look exhausted!” Satish said amusedly.
“Oh… Satish. Didn’t see you there, buddy” he said sheepishly. His caffeine potion was ready. He picked it up and looked at Satish. “Yea, man. I’m so… exhausted. I’ve bee working on the same little bug since yesterday!”
“Go home, dude. You look like you’ll collapse any moment.” Satish faked a concerned tone.
“I can’t, man. It’s a showstopper. I promised Arun I’d solve it in a few hours, and it’s been two days now. I went home at one yesterday night and I was back at eight in the morning. Didn’t even sleep properly.”
“Why did you promise him anything?”
“It looked very straightforward, man. I’ve solved the exact same bug once before. I can’t figure out what’s different this time. I’ve literally been going through every question about Magento on stackoverflow.”
“Oh, Magento?” Satish sipped his Capuccino. “The code I gave you?”
“Oh… I changed a few variables around. Forgot to document it.”
Two plastic cups fell on the ground. One a Cappuccino and the other a Latte. Satish got a new name that day–vakratunda.
Written by Pawan Hegde who loves to write fiction and code. If you want to know more about him, maybe you should visit his website