One line of code

You’re always there. You’re that line of code. You are the one that isn’t doing what you’re supposed to. You sneak up and bite me when I least expect it. You make me spend hours and hours tracking you down. Sometimes you’re nested so deep within the system that you can only be triggered when 100 things fall into place. But when the stars align… you are the most important thing in the whole system. Sometimes, you are commented out, or missing all together. Somebody forgot to add you, or forgot to check for side effects when removing you. But even though you are stupid, insignificant, barely-worth-mentioning, only-one-tiny-line-of-code; you are the most critical part of what I am working on at this very moment.

I have only one thing to say to you… You cannot run, you cannot hide. You will be found!