I have really broad experience in IT compared to most IT folks, and wider knowledge than most because of that and due to the certs I’ve pursued over the years.
Sometimes funny things happen related to that.
The other day at work someone was explaining to me how to configure a virtual networking device that allows for client-access VPNs (if you don’t know what that is, don’t worry about it).
They assumed since I was not on the networking team and have never been associated with that team that I had no idea about any of this.
But here’s the funny part.
“Yeah, I know, I wrote the installation guide for this appliance,” I say.
Because I did write the installation guide. A couple of years ago no one else knew enough about the very disparate things that need to be done to make this appliance work, so it fell to me to put it all in one place.
The person speaking to me meant no harm and just wasn’t aware, but I do think it’s amusing when someone explains to you how to do something you literally wrote the company-wide guide on how to make it work.