Oh, right!

Consultant pilot fish is working on extending the logical data model for a big company's data warehouse. That appeared to be a trivial job -- at least until fish actually took a good look at it.

"You name it, every no-no about data modeling had been hit," fish says. "No documentation, hidden relationships, diagram unreadable, and so on.

"I had lunch with the hiring manager. As I knew he was a recent hire and had nothing to do with the way the existing model was put together I decided I could risk a rant.

"'This model is showing signs of extreme organic growth,' I said, which is consultant-speak for 'This model is a heap of @#$%!

"'I know,' he replied calmly. 'Why do you think you're here?'

"At that point, all I could do was grin sheepishly."

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