I am a transcription typist.
People who’ve never encountered my profession don’t understand it, and lots of people who have think that it’s done by AI (which is not up to the task yet). These people say things on tape like, “We’re going to send this off and have the computers type it up,” which we human typists then have to type for them to read. This is the hilarity of typing.
The other thing that people don’t realise is the amount of research required. I know a surprising amount for a non-medical person (at a pitifully shallow level) about asthma and cancer medications, and also about loads of business and finance stuff. I also have occasionally typed up horse racing tips for Paddy Power (a gig arranged through a third party) which is hilarious because I am extremely anti-gambling. Hilarious.