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21st May 2020

PICS: Twitter users share their expectation vs reality for 2020 and they’re relatable AF

Sarah Finnan

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The ‘my plans 2020’ meme is the latest trend to sweep Twitter with users sharing their expectation vs reality for this year.

2020 has shaped up to be one hell of a year – I can’t say it’s panned out quite how I had envisioned it would. Flashback to New Year’s Eve when I was making my resolutions (I use that word loosely) for the year to come and well the words global pandemic, coronavirus, Covid-19 or social distancing never came into play. My bad.

Of course, I wasn’t alone in thinking 2020 would turn out slightly differently to what it has and the Twittersphere has been sharing their expectation vs reality memes for this year – many of which are relatable AF. As the age-old saying goes: if you don’t laugh you’ll cry, so hopefully these bring a smile to your face.

Here are a few of our faves.

The You memes are endless so it was only a matter of time before a 2020 version made it to the surface.

I have yet to come across something as frustrating as being greeted with the following message.

Between getting grief over her supposed world-record 100 meter sprint time and burning down her home gym, poor Sprintney Spears has been having a hard time of it lately. An accurate representation of the year so far though.

In all seriousness though, Zac and Vanessa forever.

Fans of The US Office will relate to his one. That pot of chilli never saw Kevin coming.

Need a refresher on what exactly happened? See below.

Another one for The Office lovers amongst us. Michael’s heart was in the right place but he really didn’t deliver on that one, did he?

Jamie – the epitome of 2020. Normal People supporters are not fans of his.

This one has reminded me of two things – 1) that The Devil Wears Prada is one of the greatest movies to exist and 2) Stanley Tucci is a gem. Damn you Jacqueline Follet.

Uncut Gems predicting the future with this one.

Did Randall Boggs give anyone else nightmares as a child? Another very accurate depiction of 2020.

And to finish, who could forget this iconic mishap when La La Land was mistakenly named the best picture winner. How very, very, extremely awkward that was to watch… can only imagine how much worse it was to experience in person.

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