Training II: LOL Nazis
My response didn't go over so well.
The blonde is killing me, constantly looking over at me and smiling, looking longer than is normal. She's not drop-dead gorgeous but there's something about her I can't get over. I'm sitting uncomfortably through classes with a constant reduced cranial bloodflow that I haven't experienced since puberty. Chances to talk, however, aren't taken and she quickly kills my attempts at conversation. I even ate with her in the shit canteen (and paid the price for it later) in order to give it a go. No dice.
Anyway, when discussing databases in German you don't talk about "parent" and "child" but rather "mother" and "daughter" tables. It's less awkward than trying to translate the English constructs directly since "parent" is rarely used here in the singular and no matter how you combine "child" and "table", the result sounds bad. So Muttertabelle and Tochtertabelle it is.
And Giacomo went on talking about altering tables as I tried to stay awake. Then he got to the "ON DELETE CASCADE" construct which when invoked, he explained, will not only remove1 the 'mother' table but take all the 'daughters' with it as well.
I didn't actually think about it, it just came out: "Ah, the Magda Goebbels method."
The temperature in the room dropped quickly. She's definitely not sleeping with me now.
1 It helps to know that the German word for "remove/delete" wrt to DB tables is extremely close to the one which means "extinguishing life"