After many years of being with each other, we realise we have a big misunderstanding pertaining his work: he thought that I was not interested in it and I thought he doesn’t like to talk bout it when he’s with me. So he didn’t bother explaining and I refrained from asking.
When we realise our mistake, I took the opportunity to ask 101 questions about the geekiest things and he got excited that someone is eager to listen to what most people perceived as boring. I ask how many kinds of database that are available, what kind of softwares he use, etc. Then I asked this question….
“How to be a great coder?”
“Don’t get a girlfriend”
I can almost understand why jocks are more likely to get a girlfriend than geeks…except I always find honesty much sexier than flattery.