I’m a motion graphic designer. I was doing some work with the client sitting beside me.
Client: I wish I had the patience to learn After Effects so I could do these graphics myself.
I paused for a bit, staring into the void, and then, trying to be as polite as possible
Me: Well, it’s not really like that, you know. What if I said “I wish I had the patience to learn Excel an Outlook so I could be a marketing manager”?
Client: This is not the same thing, because in order to become a marketing manager you have to have special training and management skills and you have to work intellectually. These apps only help me implement the work I do with my brain.
Client: Why are you laughing?