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Explaining what’s going wrong out loud is magic.
Illustrations of two stick figures. One has curly hair, and one has short straight hair and is wearing a big t-shirt with a picture of a rubber duck.
person (looking sad): “so, when I do X thing, I’m getting an error, and it doesn’t make any sense because I already checked that A and B are working….”
other person: huh…
person (now smiling, with an exclamation mark above their head): “OH I SEE WHAT I DID WRONG”
other person (also smiling): “happy to help!”
People call this “rubber ducking” because the other person might as well be a rubber duck.