I’ll be the first to admit it, IT guys are arrogant. I can’t explain it; they just are. I think it may be the apocryphal notion that computer guys are smart, sometimes even dubbed as “geniuses”. Maybe this has got to our head? I’m lazy. I’m terrible at math. I sometimes spell ‘cake’ with a ‘k’, but I can probally fix your computer. Ergo…
I caught myself being that guy last night…
Sister: How do I do that thing again on the computer? You just did it so fast and left. I couldnï¿½t follow.
me: man, you’re terrible with computers.
Mother: He never teaches me anything. Why canï¿½t you teach me to use Excel?
me: Mom, you canï¿½t ask a programmer to teach you to use computers. They’re too intimately involved with them. Itï¿½s like ï¿½ hmm, how can I explain this without sounding arrogant. Itï¿½s like ï¿½ Alright, suppose your lost in the city and you’re looking for a particular street, you’re not going to go ask the Mayor for directions are you?
Okay! bad example.