Movies and TV shows, most times exaggerates performances of their character and professions. It is usually funny as a programmer when you see a character coding, and it takes just about ten minutes when it takes hours in real life.
However, these excesses don’t just apply to coders as other professions also experience it. Let's take a look at these professions Hollywood has exaggerated, and how Reddit users are debunking the myth that surrounds them.
EMTs - Greys Anatomy
According to Reddit user Slushter, doctors never run to the Emergency room. Usually, they walk in slowly with the patient.
Bar Musician - La La Land
A Redditor revealed that musicians that work in bars are not always depressed searching for a hotshot producer to notice them. Some of them actually enjoy the work.
Lawyers - Law And Order
User wynnduffyisking explained that Lawyers do not intimidate witnesses. If they ever did, like what we see in the movies, they would be disbarred quickly.
Bartenders - New Girl
Unlike what we see in movies, bartenders do not have time to wipe the bars and listen to people's problems daily. When they eventually do, it’s usually between rushes.
Software Engineer - Mr. Robot
Coding takes a bit of time. Most organizational software is developed by a team, and not an individual, explained Redditor KahBhume
Ringing Phones - The Call
At call centers, phones do not ring at all times. Most times, a message comes signifying that there's a call in the queue.
Life Guards - The To Do List
Lifeguards don't jump in the water daily. Actually, they do more yelling and treat bloody noses. Plus, you can't do CPR by practicing what is in the movies. It's a flop!
Archaeologist - Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Archaeologists do not crash through jungles. Most times, they stare at old bones, metals and 18th-century papers. If you get it right, archeology is putting old things together, according to Redditor Tibiapartner.
User wittyinsidejokes wrote:
Journalism is a lot fewer meetings in dark parking garages and a lot more calling people at your desk then waiting several hours for them to call you back so you can confirm this one freaking thing and finally hit publish.
Mental Health Professionals - Sex Education
Psychologist and psychiatrists do not have an intense relationship with their patients as that translates to a lot of crossed boundaries. Oh, how the screens have deceived us!
Politicians - All The King's Men
Compared to what we usually see on screen, political campaigns do not just include dirty works and tricks. They mostly involve dull paper works.
Air Force - Air Force One
Not everyone in the air force is a pilot. Most people have professional jobs, they just wear camo while doing it.
Kitchens - Burnt
Kitchens are not the shiny looking places that TV portrays. It's majorly just a nightmare in there. No meaningful conversation is carried out also. It's all jokes and insults.
Art Gallery Employees - Girls
Art gallery employees do not wear heels and talk about arts all the time. They are mostly looking for grants that would help them cover their bills. Shame on movies for deceiving us!
Chemistry Labs - Splice
Chemistry labs do not necessarily have bubbly colored liquids. Most of the chemicals are colorless or white often resembling sugar. Also, antidotes take a while to create, and they are tested before use.
Doctors - House MD
Doctors don't scrub for patients. Also, they don't shock a flatline according to Redditor Kaatiekay
Librarians - Foul Play
Librarians do not spend their day shushing people. They usually research, teach people, manage licenses and weed out materials that are not circulating.
Professors - Dead Poets Society
University professors don't give life-changing speeches. They are underpaid and spend time looking for job security. How sad!
Writers - The Ghost Writer
Writers are not always drunk and disorganized people who are antisocial and successful. They put in a lot of hard work to put food on their table.
Social Workers - Shameless
Social workers are not evil baby snatchers. They help reunite families and take children away from bad hostile environments that are not beneficial to them.