“Can you reproduce?”. When I heard the question, I was puzzled. When I realized it was a woman’s voice, my jaws dropped and embarrassment quickly sunk in. I was about to defend my abilities by saying, “I could! My daughter is a living proof!”. But I muffled the rebounding remark when I realized the question was directed at someone else.
My colleagues were talking loudly in the adjacent cubicle. Why would a girl question a boy on the subject of procreation? I refer to these individuals as a girl and a boy because they are very young – in the early twenties! I was curious! So, in order to quench my intense desire to know more, I sat up and listened to the conversation in progress.
Girl: Can you reproduce?
Girl: *in a louder tone* Hey! Can you reproduce?
Boy: Yes, I can. Do you want me to show it to you?
As this was getting out of control, I intervened before things got worse.
Me: Wow, wow, wow! Hold it! What is happening?
Boy: I have noticed a bug in the software! She wants me to reproduce the same error in another system and show it to her. She is ready to fix the error if I reproduce it!
I let out a sigh of relief. Indeed, everything is under control!
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