'Greatest Hits' tweets hilariously expose our preconceived ideas about jobs.

When we hear someone has a certain job, we make a series of assumptions about what life is like in that profession. However, more often than not, their jobs are less romantic than we think.

Here's a list of tweets that skewer the silly assumptions we make about people and the work they do.

1. Yes, I’m actually your doctor

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2. Have you started passing gas?

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3. It’s on the syllabus

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4. What made you think that was an emergency?


5. YouTube does not make it true

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6. Seriously, not an emergency

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7. What does your company actually do?

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8. I’ve clearly failed as a mother

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9. How did this ever work?

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10. Dating is wild

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11. I don’t care what Dr. Oz said

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12. Exposure doesn’t pay the bills

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This article was originally published by our partners at Humans of Tumblr and was written by Melinda Sineriz.

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