When you receive a request - a user story - you naturally consider several solutions.
Last week I was filling in my expenses and I found a receipt with no English words on it. It had the word kufferter written at the top.
Which didn't help.
I knew it was from either Sweden on Denmark.
Which didn't help because I speak neither of those languages.
I googled "translate kufferter from swedish into english".
Which didn't help much either.
I tried the Danish variation. Did not help.
And then I had a thought. I remembered some obscure suggestion from some blog about a better translation tool.
Here's what I did: I clicked the IMAGES button on the Google search.
It showed me this:
Two seconds later I remembered that I'd paid to store my luggage in the train station.
I hope this expression translates around the world: there are many ways to skin a cat.
That's part of our job.
We're not just request takers. Software Development is a creative activity.