would be an apt description for the human ability to do something stupid.As I witnessed today, to do the same stupid stuff over and over again.
After all, one might feel people would understand if someone explains why what they want done is a waste of time and energy.
Even after multiple explanations, we were asked to do the similar changes which deteriorated the quality of the work.
Even after my boss put his foot down, the guy did not relent. Ultimately we let go, just to get it over with - and had to spend an entire workday, plus some more.
And at the end of the day, the guy, now poorer by a considerable sum, asked us to revert to the first cut. The way things were before we started.
His money. Our time and effort. All down the drain. After multiple heartfelt attempts at stopping the mistake.
Perseverance is a good quality. But if it isn't supported by common sense - these kinds of things happen.
On the bright side, I know I can handle shit and not be bothered by it.
It tires me out though.