Please forgive my lame, fastest gun in the west analogy. I am easily amused.
Part of the fire hose, sequence of domestic responsibilities that is my Sunday night, I occasionally employ some extreme contorsionism to hit F5 on the kitchen table laptop.
I see a question that so cries out for an answer that I am compelled to temporarily put aside whatever it is that is currently demanding my attention and reach for my six shooter (so to speak).
The query in this case is so obviously trivial that I know there will certainly be other denizens of Stack Overflow who have similarly upset dinner plates, knocked spouses to the ground and trampled small children to reach their keyboards. I can almost hear the theme music to a Fistful of dollars.
Despite having implemented this particular wheel more times than I care to remember, I don't share my namesake's alacrity and sure enough as I am putting the finishing touches on my answer I see that orange alert window of doom descend, crushing my hopes of claiming this particular low hanging fruit.
So, to my question. In this particular scenario, when you know the first, second, third ... answer will almost certainly be a perfectly correct, do you:
- Pretend not to see your opponent draw and fire, and push submit regardless.
- Bow out with your dignity intact.
or in my case, hit submit, rejoin the domestic fray and then (elbowing F5 five minutes later) discover that you made an obvious logic error in your answer and go and hide in a nearby watering trough.
Would love to hear your thoughts and hoping that I am not alone in this particularly humiliating result.