One evening in the winter I was having a dinner. People enjoyed their meal and there was a lot of talk.
Then the youngest child shrieked of panic. All talk stopped.
The first steps would be like: go to the bedroom and put on the light.
Everyone at the dinner table looked at the kid a few meters away. The kid was in the same room.
The mother said that the kid had seen something. She went to the little child and tried to talk about it. This was difficult, because the kid knew only a few words.
The mother looked in the direction of the fearful eyes and saw nothing strange.
Back at the dinner table she told a story about curtains with triangles which looked like eyes to another little kid.
The second shriek was handled in the same way. The mother went to comfort the child. While looking for the source of fear.
The 3rd time an adult was with the frightened child within a second. The person lowered the head to the same height of the kid and looked carefully.
A machine showed some scrolling text. It was like the pupil of an eye looking for …
One of my kids asked: “Can I draw out the power cord?”
My answer was: “Yes.”
This was immediately followed by a familiar sound.
The display went blank.
Earlier that evening there was a power outage. The machine was switched on and had no current time. So it politely asked to set the proper time and scared a little child.
Some readers might remark, that this blog is about IT and testing.
My answer is: “Yes”.
My New Year’s resolution is to Find The Monster In The Room.
Now I gave it a name.