in reply to "Chuck Norris"-ing code
Change is bad...
They are not Willing To Change. This sounds like an AntiPattern.
related to If It Is Working Dont Change, but without the conditional. ;-)
They could be afraid of change in general, or it could be that
they don't trust you because you're not One of Them — you're outside
their Community of Trust — and thus anything you
do is Not Invented Here and a scary mystery.
Perhaps they are gambling on being able to use you as a ScapeGoat, but to do
so requires that you not actually fix the problem, so they make sure you don't.
... he saves the world through force of will and by just showing up.
Reminiscent of heavy wizardry... but with deeper magic.
Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.