Anyone remember that Friends episode, “The One with the Embryos?” I have always loved the dialogue in that particular show, especially the part culminating with an explanation of Chandler’s job:
Ross: What is Chandler Bing’s job?
Rachel: Oh! Oh gosh, it has something to do with numbers.
Monica: And processing!
Rachel: Oh, well… and he carries a briefcase!
Ross: Ten seconds. You need this or you lose the game.
Monica: It’s, um, it has something to do with transponding.
Rachel: Oh, oh, oh, he’s a transpons… transponster!
Monica: That’s not even a word!
While I have always appreciated the humor of this exchange, I now really understand it, because I’m married to a transponster. At least that’s the way it feels!
Ryan started working full-time for Automattic two months ago (as a Happiness Engineer), and even though I have tried really hard, I’m still not entirely sure what he does, so to me, he’s a transponster. I know he works from home (which is awesome!), that he helps people with their WordPress blogs (very cool), and that he loves his job (the best part of the whole deal). Other than that, I’m still kind of unclear as to what he actually does.
Damn, one of these days I’m really gonna have to start listening when he talks about his job!