The 10 worst memes of 2012
4) What people think I do/What I actually do
To me, this meme is the most offensive and annoying of the lot.
This locust of an Internet sensation is a series of panels—usually six of them—that shows different interpretations of a specific job.
According to Know Your Meme, this Internet trend gained popularity after Garnet Hertz first posted one depicting what people think contemporary artists do. The post was shared more than 5,000 times on the social network.
“What people think I do” was a clever one, prompting every nurse and social worker to make one for their given profession. But, naturally, the meme got stale faster than "Gangnam Style" parodies, bludgeoned to death by everyone with an Internet connection.
It became apparent that the meme had jumped the shark when my own mom sent me a link to an image about stay-at-home mothers.