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Narrator:

I am one of your typical first world citizens. I got my hobbies, but nothing too special.

I hate cleaning. I find it boring, and a chore. And I hate it even more, when I have to do any amount of cleaning right in the middle of my hobby!

It was a long time ago, and I was in a bar with friends. I got drunk rather quickly. I remember one of my friends saying a bizarre story about people jumping from their balconies. But when someone that was already falling grabbed another that was ready to jump, then they became the same person.

....Anyway. The good part is, that due to this thing, which I remember rather unclearly, I am now able to do my hobby without interruptions for cleaning!

What is the true story behind the narrators' fuzzy thoughts?

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Could the friends have been

using a metaphor for marriage?

And the narrator

ignored the implications of the 'jumping off a balcony' part and got married anyway, and his spouse handles cleaning during his hobby?

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, it's not that. $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Oct 17 '18 at 15:37
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This is a stretch, but are you talking about

Memory management in computer programming?

I hate cleaning.

This is a common sentiment among developers who have had to do manual memory management. A necessary activity when doing the "fun" hobby of developing. And if you don't do it, you have problems

I remember one of my friends saying a bizarre story about people jumping from their balconies.

"People" could be unused resources in program that are dumped by some other application (a "garbage collector")

But when someone that was already falling grabbed another that was ready to jump, then they became the same person.

The free'd resources become re-usable and can be re-purposed, "becoming" a new resource

The good part is, that due to this thing, which I remember rather unclearly, I am now able to do my hobby without interruptions for cleaning!

With "garbage collection", the developer is free to develop without having to worry about cleaning up unused resources.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not the intended answer, but very creative! $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Oct 17 '18 at 15:37
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Your hobby might be

Dancing

And your solution is

To attach mops and dusters to your limbs so that you clean while you do your hobby.

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    $\begingroup$ What about the story? $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Oct 18 '18 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ Thought it was just a metaphor for having two things going at once $\endgroup$ – Jay Oct 18 '18 at 11:47
  • $\begingroup$ Ohh. I see. Still, not the answer. $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Oct 18 '18 at 11:47

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