Top 20 replies by programmers when their programmes don’t work


20. Thats wierd…..

19. It’s never done that before.

18. It worked yesterday.

17. How is that possible?

16. It must be a hardware problem.

15. What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?

14. There has to be something funky in your data

13. I haven’t touched that module in weeks!

12. You must have the wrong version.

11. It’s just some unlucky coincidence.

10. I can’t test everything!

9. THIS can’t be the source of THAT.

8. It works, but it hasn’t been tested.

7. Somebody must have changed my code.

6. Did you check for a virus on your system?

5. Even though it doesn’t work, how does it feel?

4. You can’t use that version on your system.

3. Why do you want to do it that way?

2. What were you doing when the program stopped working?

1. It works on my machine.


…..I must confess that we say No. 1 in our office all the time when someone phones up still running Windows Xp and IE 6!

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