When I started at my last job, my biggest fear was truncating a production table. Why? Well, I had done it at the job prior to that. It’s not why I left, but it scarred me.

My fear here is that I’ll get my boss’s dog run over. I took her for a walk. I needed a break and she looked like she could use some fresh air too. As we were waiting to cross the street and a bus zoomed by it occurred to me that this could be the end of my career. Dog killing database architect is not a title I need.