As brought to my attention by a nice guy called Rolf,
googling indicates that "Too bad about that bread-truck" (often extended with "pal")
is an idiom/set phrase used by only two
people on the planet, namely sundialsvc4:
and well-respected Stack Overflow Java expert
Mike Robinson - as in, for example,
the last (not downvoted) response to this SO thread:
If you need to special-case return a different data type, you should define a custom method to do so.
This will also(!) be important for the various Programmers Who Will Follow You.
(“Too bad about that bread-truck ...” etc.)
As for the meaning of this curious set phrase, that has never been explained AFAIK - though it may be
contending that computer programmers are often unluckily and fatally struck from behind by a runaway bread-truck
while strolling down the pavement.