A few years back, we had a limerick contest at work for St Patrick’s Day. I happened to win the contest with the following gem. Note: this limerick is completely true.
For help, we turned to Stan,
the SQL optimization man.
But the improvements he chose
returned zero rows
so we went with our own game plan.
If you don’t know the details of this story, ask me sometime–perhaps you can get the same amount of joy out of it that I did.