Me: "I need an omlette for breakfast tomorrow morning"
Developer: "Tomorrow is too soon. That's not enough time to raise a chicken."
Me: "I don't want you to raise the chicken and make the eggs yourself. Just go to the store and buy eggs."
Developer: "I can't do that. That's not the proper way to get eggs. We have to do it the complicated way, so that I can feel like I'm an elite programmer."