Why does the average Nigerian think that a programmer is a PC Repair Man?
Most of the police people think we are just yahoo boys.
lolz,,,,,,, abu nha he tire me.. thank god for the reformation of Sars
Because a Nigeria programmer knows how to use google to find browsing cheat.
The Yahoo tag is because of our home videos hardly portray the character of Programmer of Geek. Up till now, my neighbours think I do typing job, and i dont know how to tell them that am a web-designer working from home. I always have this mindset they will first think of Yahoo Yahoo as soon as I mentioned website. My cover-up is my Brother's business centre and how Tomato business
haba, wetin now?
I've lived with the Yahoo Yahoo tag over the years so it means nothing to me anymore. I believe someday they will understand better and change their mindset. Try to always prove to them you're not into anything fraudulent is like adding sore to the injury.
Me, na chief of the yahoo i be then, because day and night omo boy dey for system.
That's their summary of it.
Throughout my HND I had no real friend at my hostel. Just normal hello-hi relationship.. I do, go to school -listen to lecture, code when chanced, come home - stay indoors-code, watch movies.
They see me more on the PC. Magic is, I get to look into any hardware issue of my hostel mates. Funniest one nano sim holder no fitting - I just pulled a spare, insert the nano sim and shut my door.
When I come out for fresh air, I hear, we don't even know what he's doing on the system. Just sit on that chair all day. I stopped explaining and now tell them, we make Facebook, twitter, konga, jumia etc possible.
And they will be like how? I just change the topic coz its like teaching a new born what a phone is - too complicated, he does not even know what to communicate. Some even believe site owners make money through MB used on the site... What I do now, take their items, keep it in custody, do yeye look into. And tell them it's beyond my power, needs to see a real engineer. Lobatan!!! Case closed Still, it is frustrating!!!