backstory fact 1: the scrum teams at this place all gave themselves names.
backstory fact 2: product guy is now a snowboarder.
backstory fact 3: excitable dev is still learning to swim.
product guy, wearing dorky hat and clutching swaddled snowboard: well, you guys, i'm off . . . going to go try be faster than *dev 1*
us: don't crash
me: i can't help it. i'm suddenly picturing you in a body cast, web-exing from your nice traction bed
dev 2: that's what the snowboard bag's for. if something goes wrong they just bag you up.
dev 1: yeahno. or, if bits break off in the collisions, you collect them inside the bag
me: guys, this is callous.
dev 2: i dunno. if we can mock <excitable dev> with stories of sharks . . .
me, to product guy: that's what you need. a shark.
me: then, if something goes wrong, the shark can take care of it all.
pg: shark on a frozen mountainside . . . h'm.
dev 1: could happen.
dev 2: happened in sharknado
all of us: wha?
dev 2: sharknado. it's a movie. google it.
me: *googles* oh fer crud's sake.
dev 2: *giggles*
dev 1: *explains to the excitable dev*
excitable dev: nooooooo. . . .
me: *reads* well, i like this. the main character's name is apparently fin.
excitable dev: is a real movie?
devs 1 and 2: yup.
me: our team should rebrand itself. sharknado.
dev 2: *eyes light up*