In a time of trouble and anxiety, humor and laughter can go a long way to help us feel better and make the situation a little more bearable.

Yes, the coronavirus is still ravaging the world. Yes, the number of cases has surpassed 4 million globally. But some people continue to fight the pandemic with jokes and the new ones are just as good as the ones they shared at the beginning of the outbreak.

From ridiculous conspiracy theories to canceled vacations, continue scrolling to see what everyone has come up with this week, and check out our previous compilations: part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5part 6part 7part 8, and part 9.

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Hans
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4 months ago

Genius!

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Ferne Pearlstein, the director of The Last Laugh, a documentary about the role of humor among Jews during, and after, the Holocaust, told The New York Times that while doing research for it she and her team “found that humor was not uncommon — and was used as a coping mechanism in a situation of almost unimaginable horror, as a means of self-defense, a counterattack for people who had few, if any, other ways of fighting back, and even as just simple diversion.”

One Auschwitz survivor, Renee Firestone, said in the film that she could not help but see the bleak irony after the infamous Nazi physician Josef Mengele told her during an examination: “if you survive this war, you better have your tonsils removed.”

“The instinct to laugh shows that we were still human beings while in the camps,” Ms. Firestone explained. “This inner sense of humor is what kept me alive.”

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Tami Bridges
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4 months ago

Perfect. Summary.

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And it isn't anything new. If we were to go back even further and take a look at, for example, the bubonic plague of the 14th century (also known as the Black Death), we would discover that humor was important then as well. While the disease killed large parts of the population of Europe, it also spawned the pointed satire of the Church and other authorities in “Decameron,” by Boccaccio. The classic concerns a group of young people who flee pestilence-ridden Florence for a series of villas in the countryside.

So don't worry about releasing a chuckle when scrolling through these pics. It’s natural to be amused by some of them.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Walmart certainly seem to attract a lot of ummm interesting characters.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Oh Tomi, Tomi, Tomi your ignorance is showing.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Good on Thompson Knight, you did the right thing.

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Khloe Ness
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4 months ago

oh yeah. i want to tell that to netflix's face

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Such a difficult choice, who do we trust?

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MsM
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4 months ago

Covidiots in a nutshell

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Hans
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4 months ago

We can relate. Come get some hugs, suitcase.

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Hans
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4 months ago

Fighting stupid conspiracy theories with even dumber ones? Excellent plan!

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This wasn't a response from an official Costco social media manager but from an impersonator, yet the main complaint is real

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Bahaha, love the comeback.

Emily Barnes
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4 months ago

I do too

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Ronel du Plessis
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4 months ago

I live in South africa Where I work every person entering the shop MUST wear a mask covering your nose and mouth. About a week ago a person removed his mask and I asked him to put it back on. He started yelling at me that I will not undermine him and he is from Viljoenskroon. I still don't understand why he felt it neccesary to tell me that?? Any way It is a small little town in the Free state province. Google maps it. Any way I asked him to leave the shop and get some manners too before he return. I am sure he was high on a home brew beer or some thing else.

K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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4 months ago

I'm glad that you're safe and genuinely sorry that you had to deal with him.

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R L
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4 months ago

I don't understand the mentality of these people.

Carol Emory
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4 months ago

Even if it did come from an official Costco social media manager, this response would make me want to shop there more anyway...

Dilly Millandry
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4 months ago

We don't have Costco in my country but it still made me wish I could shop there! I was disappointed that it wasn't a genuine staff member.

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Eagle Girl
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4 months ago (edited)

It's people like this that make me embarrassed to be a Costco member. Do you really think $60@ year gives you permission to act like a spoiled toddler?

Samantha C
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4 months ago

this is awesome on costcos part! its SO weird to me that people cant follow simple instructions lmfao. thats like people not following rules of your home like if you want people to take their shoes off.

COL(R) Mike T Panda
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4 months ago

You do realize it was a fake account, right? Now, I wish it was real, sadly it wasn't.

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MsM
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4 months ago

Stuff like this makes me smile :)

Ayli Nickerson
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4 months ago

I cant stop laghing

Little Wonder
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4 months ago

These gag accounts responding to people are on one hand hilarious, but as a moderator - nightmare to tidy up after!

Christopher Columbus
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4 months ago

Didn't even realize it was a gag account. I was applauding Costco.

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Id row
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4 months ago

This actually should be a legit response to idiots like that.

David Buchanan
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4 months ago

Snarky corporate social media posts are the best. I love Wendy's!

Di Campbell
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4 months ago

How selfish that people won't wear face masks to protect others.

T. Hester
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4 months ago

Sharon - Karen yeah sounds the same.

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Wearing a mask, shopping anywhere, it protects the clerks !!!

Diana Dodd
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4 months ago

Thanks Costco

Kk C-Mcgee
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4 months ago

Lol #I'mwithCostco

KJena
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4 months ago

Sharon.. is she Karen's friend?

Maple Chan
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4 months ago

hahaha

xvslnx
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4 months ago

Oh...I remember there was post about that impersonator and his brilliant answers to any idiotic demands

Peggy Plummer-Menapace
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4 months ago

Stay out of my Costco if you are not willing to wear a mask. Costco is taking the time to disinfect the shelves, carts, door handle etc. and you want to go in without a mask! How dare you!

Lindy Mac
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4 months ago

Glad to know Sharon and Jack will not be returning to one of my favorite stores. We don't need rebels endangering everyone in there. Costco is doing a LOT to keep customers safe.....

Bindi Adams
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4 months ago

Bye-bye!

ZoeIsHahaha
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4 months ago

Whoever manages Costco’s social media account is amazing.

Kimberley Thomas
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4 months ago

Then you can starve Sharon. I love karma even if it's from an impersonator.

Tina Harbour
Community Member
4 months ago

clapback for the win!!!

JJM
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4 months ago

Okay, I've been warned.

Lara Bird
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4 months ago

That was beautiful!!! Bwahahahahaa!!

Evripidou Maria
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4 months ago

i read somewhere that that wasnt the actually costco account but cool anyway

Carolee Kolmer
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4 months ago

Sharon ( Karen's mouthy sister , no doubt) sure did spruce up the background on that threat. Maybe next time try poop emojis, Sharon.

Susan Parrish
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4 months ago

Sooo funny

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
4 months ago

AWESOME!!

backatya
Community Member
4 months ago

JACK No it's not a choice except your choice not to shop there. What you do in their store is their responsibility. It's private property and they don't need to appease you. Some stores even post a sign.

Studio5301
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4 months ago

Tyson employees, white house staff, prisoners, etc. are getting the virus from NOT wearing masks. I applaud Costco's wear a mask rule.

Amanda Hunter
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4 months ago

It's not like mask wearing will end any time soon.

Mishiking
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4 months ago

wow just wow

AzKhaleesi
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4 months ago

hahahahaha

Katinka Min
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4 months ago

Brilliant!

Cindy Simone
Community Member
4 months ago

I loved Costco’s responses...lol

RollDdice
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4 months ago

I wish it was the real Costco. Whoever did this supersized their replies!

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

pfftt

nala simba
Community Member
4 months ago

Good!

Shauna Hicken
Community Member
4 months ago

Are we sure Sharon isn't really Karen?

Nefeli Christogoula
Community Member
4 months ago

She had a be Sharon. Or a Karen.

Corey Beth Greaves
Community Member
4 months ago

Lmao what is wrong with people

Jo Chrisco
Community Member
4 months ago

It's going to be odd telling people you have a non-existent disease. Because the maskless will learn.

Sue Bentley
Community Member
4 months ago

OK Karen!

Rissie
Community Member
4 months ago

"Thanks for not shopping Costco! Hope to not see you again anytime soon!"

Nandy Nam
Community Member
4 months ago

F***ing LOVE IT !!!!

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
4 months ago

not all heroes wear capes

Rossana Pozzati
Community Member
4 months ago

I wish it was the original Costco

Beth Palmer
Community Member
4 months ago

It's my choice to wear one or not. If it's mandated I'm happy to. If not - then I may or may not wear one. Where I live in Tn there are very few cases and we are extremely lucky for that. Unfortunately - my husband had to Lay off 110/140 employees due to this crisis. Although his business is open - demand has tanked. We have no income now to help pay the bills. None. And Tell those people how stupid they are for wanting to work and feed their family and have insurance - one woman with breast cancer and another who has lung disease and no job to pay for treatments. How dare they complain about "enjoying this time off' . And yes- some have received unemployment - around 37 to date. Around 70 have tried but haven't been approved. haven'treceived How dare they complain. Shame on you all For Paaaing judgement of those who need and want to work. Shame on you.

Lola
Community Member
4 months ago

Costco should’ve applied the mandatory mask rule from day one.

Chris Watson
Community Member
4 months ago

We've gone for months without wearing mask. And I'm not going to start! Herd immunity gets my vote. And people need to stop insulting others that do not wear a mask. It's a personal choice.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
4 months ago

Please make sure to inform Dr's that you don't want to be treated in case you get sick with covid due to personal choice to don't care about you and others by doing something so simple as wearing a mask, in a world deadly virus without not much information about it. Thanks.

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4 months ago

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Okay boomer

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

Being introverted has its advantages.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

So very true.

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Bill
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4 months ago

sweat in peace so you don't bleed in war

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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4 months ago

If you’re in a position to, stay home and spread the word. My grandfather just came back from the hospital, everyone is rushing to his side while wearing face masks. I’ve been his caretaker and translator even as a teen, but I’m sitting this one out for myself and for him. This is literally the only time that your selflessness is be home and learning a new skill or just chilling.

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Peachikeen
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4 months ago

Lol brilliant!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

I know right, like what is all the fuss about? 🙄

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

Ok, she’s got the message wrong, but she looks great.

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John Montgomery
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4 months ago

Bras never should've been required in the first place.

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Bill
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4 months ago

And pay 100$ a month for the privilege

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Hans
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4 months ago

Now some YouTube recordings of the orchestra... You just saved a lot of money!

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Ray Stroud
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4 months ago

UK ditto.

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Hans
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4 months ago

And the kids by now prefer the most annoying teacher.

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

Smelly

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MsM
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4 months ago

*unfriends Burger King*

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

Exactly. Instead of appreciation days and clapping (which are nice) we campaign for better working conditions and better pay.

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Peachikeen
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4 months ago

😂😂😂

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Lavender Brown
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4 months ago

Dang I never thought of that 😂 lol

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Selfish assholes. I want to say serve themselves right but it doesn't just effect them.

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kitcats
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4 months ago

at that point I would just turn the device off

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Henry Tuttle
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4 months ago

I'm not a hypochondriac, but I always thought that was gross. I had my kids blow out the candles on their own cupcake.

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Khloe Ness
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4 months ago

nothing is more true than that

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MsM
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4 months ago

Well, that got dark, didn't it.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Sunny with a big fat Fuck you.

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Rex the Rat
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4 months ago

lil cough😂

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4 months ago

I've lost 12 pounds!

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Pittsburgh rare
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4 months ago

2020, I want to speak to your manager

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TheHerplover
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4 months ago

I thought it was spelled pyjamas

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TheHerplover
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4 months ago

"The parachute has slowed our rate of descent. We can take it off now"

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Eunice Probert
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4 months ago

Tomato, it's tomato.

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Bill
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4 months ago

And they are screwing the US and Canada out of tax dollars

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Hans
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4 months ago

Concentrate? Probably on tweeting, surely not on crisis management.

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Jean Hendrickson
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4 months ago

Me! I 've mentioned it several times. It was also a full moon. Seriously.

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

COVID-19 made me realize that I made the right choice by being child-free.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

How have you managed to save? We are spending more in isolation than before, especially on bloody groceries.

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

Video calling is the worst.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Those were the days.

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Rissie
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4 months ago

Exactly!

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

How deep is that freezer!

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Nawalio
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4 months ago

I see people are spending their quarantine time wisely

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