I heard an amusing infrastructure story recently which I thought was on a par with “We’re 80% done - it almost links now”. Here goes:
A long and difficult project is nearing go-live, and everyone is extremely busy. The smallest mis-step could be disasterous. Different teams own different parts of the “infrastructure” management. IT pro from team B walks over to infrastructure consultant from team A and says. “We’ve run out of backup tapes - would it be OK if we stopped the backups for a few days until we get some more?”
Hilarious. I don’t know if it is a true story, but it certainly feels true enough.