It worked out this time
I tell my son that sooner or later, the computer bubble will burst.
But everybody needs a plumber. Always. And there are keen benefits of plumbing over programming. A comparison:
When the programmer arrives, he's met with "What took you so long?"
When the plumber arrives, he hears, "We're so glad you could come so quickly."
When the programmer estimates the cost, they say, "Are you out of your mind?"
When the plumber tallies up the cost, they say, "Whatever it takes."
When the programmer finishes and hands over the invoice, the client says, "Send it in to accounts payable and expect payment in 60 days."
When the plumber finishes and writes up the charge, the customer says, "Do you take cash?"
And probably best of all, when the plumber goes home after a hard day at work, he can shower off the unpleasantness of the day.