Re: There should be a few rules for SO
> Sooner or later, someone *else* will have to maintain (or worse, *use*) this person's code.
The question still deserves an answer, although it makes sense to ad the warning that there's better ways.
The boss will often see the quickest fix as the best fix even if it has greater long-term costs. That's just how it goes sometimes and so a seemingly dumb question gets asked on Stack Overflow.