User: - The application throws an errror message.

Me: - The error message is caused by a minor bug that doesn't affect functionality, though. This is an old solution that is in the pipe to be redesigned from scratch. As this function is rarely used, perhaps you can live with this cosmetic bug for a couple more months?

User (one week later): - I haven't got any answer from you. How is this issue proceeding?

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    Just tell them they're big brained and it's the most important difficult bug ever found. Then give them the timeline for the redesign.
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    @lungdart That's a very good suggestion! It's just that I have this condition that makes it almost impossible for me to lie.
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    You’re not lying if you’re describing the necessary work. Just before you implement it, get the (hopefully declined) permission from the top dogs.
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