Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How do software engineers tell if they are hungry?

Did you ever wonder how software engineers tell if they are hungry?

They simply look at their watch. If its the usual time they go to eat(my buddies eat at 12:30), then they would say "I am hungry", but if its only a few minutes earlier, they would say "nah, its too early, i am not hungry yet"

BTW, in Germany they say Mahlzeit instead of hello if its somehow related to eating, so if you meet someone and she is on her way to eat something she would greet you with "Mahlzeit".

Even if the context is not meal-related, and the time is between 09:30 to 10:30(breakfast) or 11:30 to 13:00(lunch), people will usually greet you with Mahlzeit.

A common translation could be "Enjoy your meal".

1 comment:

Amit said...

Ever since I was a kid I used to "eat by the clock". With me it's related to how I was brought up - meals at specific times. So maybe I should have known back then I was destined to be a programmer :)