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We have this fella in our dev shitposting group chat called Pechay (Chinese white cabbage 🥬), who's a total junior in coding--he posts his code in the group chat whenever he encounters a problem, and we ask him pointedly if he even Googles his bugs. He earns more than most of us and still he asks really basic coding and debugging questions. Though we tease him for being a noob developer, we let him. All of us were guilty of being basic at one point, you know.
He gets teased over the slightest innocent dev question he poses us, and sometimes I wonder if he legitimately liked being the group chat's punching bag. I asked him personally if he was ever offended by our banter and luckily he said he didn't.
But there's this one time where he kind of rubbed off to me as somewhat cocky.
"Why are you [seniors] acting all high and mighty here? Did you guys ever win any programming competitions?"
I got offended and I told 🥬 that I have won almost all the programming competitions in college and that I've won four hackathons during my career. Then I told him that he does not know what he is talking about, thus telling him implicitly that he needs to know his place among us.
In hindsight, I knew he legitimately did not know who I am. Why did I get angry? Why am I expecting devs to know who I am? I don't tell anyone of my achievements. Why should I double down on this guy?
And this is why I logged out of Messenger too. Social media getting really too much for me.10