I am not responsible for every software glitch, hardware failure, and technical failure

My mom calls saying she can’t connect to the Internet and then waits. Because of course I know exactly what is wrong and can fix it instantly over the phone.

My wife tells me she can’t print and then asks me why printing under Windows fails half the time. And I need to fix this instantly.

My daughter’s iPhone is too slow and it’s now my fault that the latest bloated version of iOS has degraded her experience.

And in all these cases, and all too many more, apparently saying that I had nothing to do with that software is not an excuse. Somehow because I write code for a living I am responsible for the quality of every program written and have the knowledge to instantly fix any issue anyone hits.

When the truth is I have a hard enough time just getting the code I write to run well and without problems.