Yesterday, an ominous message appeared in my inbox from one of our key engineers, via our bug tracking system:
Didn’t get my visa. Moving back to Calgary.
CLOSED / WONTFIX
Okay, I realized that it was April 1st and all. And having to pack up and move back to Canada all of a sudden? That sounds fishy too. On the other hand, closing all your bugs WONTFIX, that seems awfully serious. That couldn’t be a joke… could it?
My friend Jay says I shouldn’t have been fooled for a second. “Dude, engineers never voluntarily update their bug states. That was your red flag right there.”
Ten years working in the Valley, and still so naive. Sigh. Live and learn.