This happens far too often.

Walk into office.
Complain to co-workers about a technical problem that makes no sense
In the course of explaining it, realize what's happening and how to proceed.
Apologize to co-workers about using them as rubber ducks.

Clearly I need to optimize by first explaining to an actual rubber duck.

(For those who aren't software engineers, rubber duck debugging is a system where you tell your problems to an inanimate object, and realize you knew the solution already: )

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