Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has stood down as Ukip leader after declaring that he "couldn't possibly achieve more" after the historic referendum vote to leave the EU.
But people on social media got serious deja vu from that other time he said he was standing down (after the general election) - only to stand back up again a few days later.
Farage must know that annual leave exists and that he doesn't have to resign every summer right? #NigelFarage
-- Tristan French (@TitanFrench) July 4, 2016
May I be the first to congratulate Nigel Farage on his reinstatement as UKIP leader 48 hours from now.
-- Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) July 4, 2016
Farage is now hiding behind a pillar counting to a thousand before he comes out and says he'd like to be leader again.
-- Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) July 4, 2016
People began to use the words 'rats' and 'sinking ship' together a lot.
So @Nigel_Farage is the latest Rat to ditch the responsibilities of the sinking ship. What happened to captains going down with the ship??
-- Stefan Hoggan (@stefanhoggan) July 4, 2016
-- Peter Hancock (@Peterjh67) July 4, 2016
@OscarBettison At least rats don't sink the ships themselves.
-- Wouter Steenbeek (@musiqolog) July 4, 2016
They also thought it was pretty freaking cheeky that he was staying on as a Member of European Parliament and all that entails.
Decent of Nigel Farage to stay on as an MEP to keep an eye on things ..... And the salary
I notice @Nigel_Farage didn't resign his MEP BIG TAXPAYER FUNDED SALARY.
-- Mick Muldoon (@mickmuldoon) July 4, 2016
@NigelFaRAGE_MEP how can you justify your position as an MEP now? Resign and stop being a hypocrite.
-- Al Birmingham (@AlBirmingham) July 4, 2016
No-one seemed to take his "wanting to get my life back" point too sympathetically.
nigel farage: "I want my life back" pic.twitter.com/3aFV8jHD1y
-- sophie (@_brandneweyes) July 4, 2016
"I got my country back, now I want my life back" - Nigel Farage pic.twitter.com/ZqZzB8qF1j
-- Ryan (@ryfash) July 4, 2016
As the virtual cries of 'what about what WE want?' did the rounds.
Nigel Farage: I want my life back
The rest of the planet: pic.twitter.com/gMgtBdL55D
-- Sophie (@Sophie_A_Fox) July 4, 2016
Farage resigns? He wants his life back? I WANT MY EU BACK, does that work for you @Nigel_Farage
-- Stacey Duguid (@StaceyDuguid) July 4, 2016
Nigel Farage resigns because he wants his life back.
Well I want the UKs stable economy back so ¯\_(?)_/¯
-- Dory Jane V (@RudeyOnABike) July 4, 2016
But possibly the strangest bit of all that really got people shaken up was his promise that "the real me will now come out" because he won't be constrained when he answers questions.
Nigel Farage: "In future, I won't be constrained when I answer questions. The real me will now come out" pic.twitter.com/Ssb0mVafG7
-- David Ames (@semadivad) July 4, 2016
"The real me will come out" - Nigel Farage. pic.twitter.com/ZWdDhXP0mb
-- Matt Stroud (@Matt_Stroud92) July 4, 2016
Farage 'The real me will come out.' This is it, we're finally at the stage when the lizard people unveil themselves.
-- Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) July 4, 2016