I never thought I’d be a software programmer. Here’s how it all went down back in the day (the condensed version):
Them: We need some web programming done. Gary does the website. He can do it!
Me: Yeah, I do the website, but I’m not a programmer. HTML is not a programming language; it’s a simple markup syntax, really.
Me: (deferring) Maybe that kid (codename: Coconut) can do the web programming. He knows some programming, and the web part ain’t that hard.
Coconut: Here’s my web programming!
Us: Wow, that fucking sucks.
Me: I will learn.