I Am Normal and Can Be Trusted With X meme example depicting cursed squidward.

I Am Normal and Can Be Trusted With X

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About

I'm Normal and Can Be Trusted With X is a phrasal template in which a user states that they are mentally stable and can be trusted with dangerous tools and substances, with the awkwardly menacing phrasing of the request contradicting their claim. The phrase is usually combined in image macros with imagery of unstable characters and individuals, such as Suicide Squidward or Psycho Wojak, for additional effect.

Origin

On September 6th, 2021, Facebook[1] user Jimmy Senju posted an image macro of Suicide Squidward captioned, "Please recruit me into the military, I'm normal and can be trusted with weapons," writing that they've been banned from the official Air Force Facebook page after they replied with the macro to all of their posts. The post gained over 1,100 reactions and 2,100 shares in one year (image shown below, left; post shown below, right).


PLEASE RECRUIT ME INTO THE MILITARY I'M NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH WEAPONS Jimmy Senju 5h 000 I can't believe the official air force facebook page blocked me when all I did was comment this on every single recruitment post PLEASE RECRUIT ME INTO THE MILITARY I'M NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH WEAPONS

Spread

In the following weeks, both the image and the screenshot of Jimmy Senju's post were circulated online on Instagram,[2][3] Facebook,[4] Reddit[5] and other platforms. In mid-September 2021, the macro achieved virality as a reply to social media posts by the U.S. army and personal messages from the U.S. Army recruiters (examples shown below).


LA X ES ARMY U.S. Army @USArmy - Sep 16, 2021 "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight-it's the size of the fight in the dog."- President Dwight D. Eisenhower ➑Spc. Rachel Christensen #ArmyTeam | #BestoftheBest 63 large funny @mentalyunwell Replying to @USArmy 213 O 966 4:09 PM - Sep 16, 2021 - Twitter Web App ↑ PLEASE RECRUIT ME INTO THE MILITAR I'M NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH WEAPONS LA U.S.ARMY U.S. Army @USArmy Sep 22, 2021 A joint research project between the #USArmy and @TAMU led to a development that could accelerate the discovery of unique materials for bioelectronics and other applications. Check it out! #Modernization | #ArmyFutures ezra 26 go.usa.gov/xMTBa @ezra64318119 1 57 Replying to @USArmy and @TAMU =+/+-3 3 154 11:30 AM - Sep 22, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone ↑ PLEASE RECRUIT ME INTO THE MILITARY I'M NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH WEAPONS M Hi, I'm SSC with the US Army recruiting. Is this Gabriel? PLEASE RECRUIT ME INTO THE MILITA I'M NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH WEAPONS

On October 10th, 2021, Redditor Oreo28_ posted the earliest found derivative meme based on the format, with the post gaining over 13,700 upvotes in /r/okbuddyretard[6] in 10 months (shown below, left). On October 17th, an unknown Redditor[7] posted a version that gained over 1,400 upvotes in the subreddit prior to deletion. On October 26th, 2021, Instagram[8] page psycho.meme.dealer made a post that gained over 3,700 likes in 10 years (shown below, center). On November 9th, Redditor YoungThug798 posted an American Psycho version that received over 6,000 upvotes in /r/okbuddyretard[9] (shown below, right).


Please accept my request to become a bus driver u/Oreo28 I am completely normal and can be trusted with the lives of 50 or So passengers whilst moving at speeds of over 120 km/h over a bridge with short railing built above a large expanse of water Please allow me to work at the BIC factory. I am normal and can be trusted to work with large quantities of lighter fluid. pleasejallow me to work at a pharmacy. i am normal and can be trusted around controlled substances

Prior to March 17th, 2022, an unknown user posted a Wojak version of the meme captioned, "Please let me into the planetarium, I am normal and can be trusted with knowledge of the stars" (shown below). On March 17th and 19th, Instagram[10] page toby_kief and Facebook[11] page Regurgitated, Unoriginal Memes That Only The Page Owner Thinks Are Funny made the earliest found reposts of the image which gained over 4,700 likes and 200 reactions and 320 shares, respectively.

Following the viral spread of the Wojak version, it gained prevalence in recaptions. For example, on April 27th, iFunny[12] user OG_blacktemplar posted a recaptioned version that gained over 350 smiles in four months (shown below, center). On July 7th, 2022, Twitter[13] user @Spinachbrah posted a CERN Portal to Another Dimension meme that received over 1,200 retweets and 11,100 likes in one month (shown below, right). On August 21st, entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk reposted[14] the CERN version, with the post gaining over 12,000 retweets and 141,800 likes in one day.


Please let me into the planetarium I am normal and can be trusted with knowledge of the stars Please let me into the FARM I am normal and can be trusted with knowledge of the CORN Please let me use the CERN large hadron collider I am normal and can be trusted with a demonic technology unlike anything the world has ever seen

In August 2022, the American Psycho macro gained prominence in recaptions in the /r/okbuddyretard subreddit.[15][16]

Various Examples


Please let me into the perennial section of home depot I am normal and can be trusted with MORNING GLORY SEED PLEASE LET ME INTO THE AQUARIUM I AM NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH THE FISH PLEASE LET ME INTO your graduate school MSc or PhD program I'M NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH forbidden knowledge about the cosmos
LET ME WORK AS A BARTENDER I AM COMPLETELY NORMAL AND CAN BE TRUSTED WITH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES please allow me to work as a discord admin i am normal and can be trusted around small children ( please allow me to work at a mcdonalds i am normal and can be trusted around hamburger

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External References

[1] Facebook – Jimmy Senju

[2] Instagram – greamsworth

[3] Instagram – grandmas.butt

[4] Facebook – Savage memes for savage teens

[5] Reddit – Only slightly concerning

[6] Reddit – Looking for a job

[7] Reddit – Plz

[8] Instagram – psycho.meme.dealer

[9] Reddit – Hnmmm opioids 😩

[10] Instagram – toby_kief

[11] Facebook – Regurgitated, Unoriginal Memes That Only The Page Owner Thinks Are Funny

[12] iFunny – OG_blacktemplar

[13] Twitter – @Spinachbrah

[14] Twitter – @elonmusk

[15] Reddit – Heres my resume

[16] Reddit – mac donal

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