I often have difficulty speaking to other humans.
After hours buried in code, when I’m forced to communicate with other humans I have difficulty in switching to the rather arbitrary syntax and structure of Conversation.
Many people believe this is why I don’t have much of a social life, but that isn’t the real reason. Like most full-stack programmers I only need a few minutes to get comfortable with the current language/platform.
Here’s what happens to many of us when we’re planning on going out…
As we’re leaving we realize we left something important, like our phone, keys etc near our computer.
When we approach the computer, we think about something we’re working on, or we remember that we wanted to try something, or had an idea to fix a problem…
So we think:
I’ll just take a minute and try that…
What follows are thoughts like
Well, that didn’t work! Maybe if I….
now where was that chunk of code I used before??
Wait, why am I hungry?
OMG, Why is it so dark out??!!!
Then when you look out and see that its not an alien invasion with ships so big they blot out the sun, but rather that its late at night and life has once again passed you by.