“Do you use sea salt?” asked the acquaintance I ran in to at a BBQ where we got around to discussing my culinary studies.
“When it’s appropriate.” I responded.
“Ah, I knew it. That’s what your secret is. That’s how you made that dish taste how it did.”
And I just stood there, in silence and a little smug, not because this acquaintance had figured out my culinary secret but because it was the software development equivalent of figuring out which super-awesome secret C++ compiler I used to create award winning games.