Dear SSIS,

You and I have had this relationship for a little while now. This arrangement. We see each other only occasionally, usually when one of us needs something. On the surface, it seems to work perfectly, but if we’re honest with ourselves and each other, we’d admit there are some problems we simply can’t continue to ignore.

When this all started, I was young and inexperienced. You, you were intelligent, powerful, and fast. I had needs and you satisfied them. And I really thought we would grow together, you and I.

It didn’t take long for things to change, though. I soon found you weren’t quite as fast as I’d thought. Getting you to talk to me and tell me what was going on was a struggle. And spending time with you just took more energy than I was willing to give.

It’s not you, it’s me. I should have taken the time to really get to know you before I made such a commitment. And I’ll be the first to admit I should have been more interested. Maybe this would have worked out. But I can’t turn back time, what’s done is done, and our relationship has suffered too much damage to salvage. It’s time we parted. I’ll be by to grab my code and you can keep the rest.

I’m sure you’re wondering, and it almost seems cruel to talk about it, but yes, I’ve met someone else. Someone very fast, uncomplicated, and easy to be with. And, I must say, so flexible I’m blushing just thinking about it. It’s Powershell. That’s who I’ll be rebuilding my Inventory program with. It’s probably too soon to say, but I think this might be the real thing. I may have found the one.

Take care of yourself, SSIS. I’m sure I’ll see you around and I hope we can still be friends.


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