After a fairly successful career revolving around destroying bowlers' careers, particularly that of Michael Kasprowicz (remember this?), Sachin Tendulkar (an iconic Indian cricket player, for the benefit of the Norwegian audience this blog has, according to Google Analytics) decided to take up a less homicidal vocation - computer programming (yes, somewhere, deep down within every Indian...).
And who would assist him in this new career path, but someone who was prematurely evicted from his post-cricket vocation - the walking dictionary-cum-book of idioms-cum-book of insults-cum-Darwin theorist, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The similarities between the two are uncanny. Tendulkar murdered attacks, Sidhu just... Well, murdered and attacked. Tendulkar spurted business like never before for Nimbus and many brands, Sidhu was single-handedly (or mouthedly, you can argue) responsible for the creation of rust-free microphone grills.
Anyway, this is what happened when the master and the mutter (hehe) got together one day for a session of intense coding on Visual C++, on a UPS-less computer.
Sidhu: So what are you doing, my cherubic young friend?
SRT: Well, I'm writing a program. Right now, I've created a form, and am defining a class structure within it.
Sidhu: I see, and how do you...
*Light goes off *
Sidhu: Oye what the...
SRT: Careful yaar, this company will throw you out if you abuse, just like ESPN did.
Sidhu: Bah, it's okay. Dean Jones runs this place. Anyway...
* lights come on, SRT reboots his system *
SRT: Hey, whaddya know! The class definition I created is still there, but the form I made has dissapeared.
Sidhu: Hmm, funny. So what're you going to do now?
SRT: Continue coding... And... HEY!
* power goes off again *
Sidhu: This electricity is as unstable as a homeless horse. Hehe, get it?
SRT: Bad joke. Stick to things like #tweetlikeSidhu, which those awesome bunch of chaps from Twitter created that day.
Sidhu: Okay, how's this? The way this electricity comes and goes, you could call it alternating current.
SRT: *groan* Much better. Oh and hey, here's the electricity again... And what do you know... Same problem! The class definition is still there but the form for some reason refuses to get saved!
Sidhu: Well, you know what they say, Sachin.
SRT: What? * adjusts crotch for dramatic effect *
Sidhu: Form is temporary, class is permanent.