When a hashtag starts to trend on Twitter, it’s usually for one of several reasons: Someone is in the news, something major is happening politically, or a bunch of people are sharing jokes with a fun trending hashtag. When the originator of the #SignsYoureARealAdult hashtag posted the first tweet, we’re guessing they were expecting a lot of cute, relatable tweets like, “Lol, pizza for dinner” or “Adopt ten cats YOLO!” In actuality, the hashtag inspired a bunch of depressing AF tweets about the harsh reality of being an adult. Call it the 2017 effect, but these tweets are rough!
Here are a few tweets with the #SignsYoureARealAdult hashtag that made us say, “DAMN.”
“When December don’t excite you anymore.”
“You can go anywhere, do anything, and stay up as late as you want, but you’re just too damn tired.”
“When you understand what your parents meant when they said, ‘You’ll understand when you’re older.’”
“Staying awake past 9:30 requires proper planning.”
Okay, but they weren’t all bad. Some made us chuckle “Lol, same.”
“Looking at teenagers just makes you feel annoyed.”
“Watching a man hold a baby turns you on.”
“You’re annoyed that this hashtag doesn’t have the apostrophe in ‘You’re.'”
In this day and age, we can’t even have a fun trending hashtag without it getting a little too real.
There are currently 40,000 tweets using this hashtag, and that number is growing. The silver lining is that we’re all feeling the fatigue together. Being an adult is hard, y’all.