These Are the 29 Best "What Do You Do?" Memes on Twitter

Why don't you tell me what YOU do, instead? 


Twitter has latched onto a new meme, and it’s all about professionalism! Namely, it’s about what dumb questions and comments people get when they tell strangers what they do for a living. The format is simple. “What do you do?” “I’m a…” And the conversation proceeds from there.

The most popular tweets are split into two categories with a few outliers: the media camp, and the academics. Most people simply quote the last “WDYD” tweet they saw and add their own version, so by following the chain, we can trace who actually started this trend. And the golden meme award goes to… a chemist!

The most quoted media camp tweet was actually deleted (RIP), but the original poster confirmed in a different tweet that she wasn’t the meme creator.

But, without further ado, here are best and most popular “What do you do?” tweets! Starting with this one, which is A LOT:

Freud would have a field day with this one.

Go 👏 to 👏 the 👏 library 👏

Y’all need to quit re-watching Ratatouille and go outside.

Sure, Jan.

What’s that sound? Oh, it’s the sound of nobody asking.

That’s… not… okay.

Fun? In this economy?

It’s not up for discussion, Sharon!

RT if u cried!

IMDb is free, people!

Read 👏 a 👏 book 👏

Read 👏 another 👏 book 👏


I just…

I can’t take it anymore…

Beggars! Can’t be! Choosers!


Even our YouTubers aren’t safe. Our YouTubers!

You haven’t seen The Big Sick? Who hasn’t seen The Big Sick?!

Please. I’m begging you. No more.

Then why don’t you?

smiles through gritted teeth

Try-outs are for basketball, Troy.


Leave them alone!!

Jeremy didn’t come here to play games.

Is that the sound of cancer szn??

I mean, at the end of the day, Jill is right.

Here’s to hoping these poor folks are spared in the future.