This is one of those cases where I had a joke that needed art, and after trying in vain to make it work with a clip of two kids talking about what they wanted to be when they grew up, I remembered this oddball piece that I’d all but given up on a while ago. Still not sure this is the BEST way to tell this story, but I think it works.
Of course, the version with the kids let me work in another joke about how you’d be better off with a job in marine biology if you get locked in your office during a zombie apocalypse, because many of your specimens would be edible, and code is not. But you can see how wordy that is.
I’m not sure whether the guy with the degree is earnestly ignorant or pulling his friends’ respective legs. Whichever’s funnier, I guess.