Engineering — where everything is made up and mistakes cost millions — Pub Stories

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This story is set in April 2016, this was a time where food aggregator/delivery apps like Zomato or Swiggy weren’t popular, and India’s super reliable and easy UPI payments system didn’t exist and we had to use payment wallets.

Alright, let’s get started!

Me and my friends decided on an evening in April 2016 to have some McDonalds, because, why not?

Here’s a very long receipt in case you didn’t believe me.


In our highly engineered world of today, everything is made up and with scale- implies, a simple mistake can cost millions. Imagine if this were the case for a civil engineer, they build bridges, and when it fails, it could hurt people or cause significant damages.



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Samridh Tuladhar

Samridh Tuladhar


A computer engineer, with a passion for cheap, affordable & environmentally friendly automation and utter disdain for paperwork and waiting.