Couples working from home together don’t have anyone but each other to blame when something goes wrong. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Molly Tolsky, the founder and editor at Alma and also a writer, suggests that couples create imaginary coworkers who they can shift the blame on. Molly’s imaginary colleague is Cheryl and she’s messy—she keeps leaving dirty water cups everywhere. Get it together, Cheryl!

Molly’s playful Twitter thread was immensely popular, getting more than 682k likes and 80.5k retweets. Some Twitter users played along and came up with scenarios with their own imaginary friends. While others posted photos of their pets and jokingly referred to them as their coworkers.

These tweets made us chuckle and we hope they’ll brighten up your day, too, dear Pandas. Let us know in the comments how working with your partner from home is going for you and if you’ve got a sloppy airhead imaginary coworker as well.

More info: MollyTolsky.com | Twitter | Instagram | HeyAlma.com

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5 months ago

This sounds totally plausible and makes total sense to me

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Wottermehlon Doge
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5 months ago

I think some downsizing needs to take place

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The Emerald Triangle
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5 months ago

Is Angel the car or the doll? They both look very unreliable to me.

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Originally from Chicago, Molly currently works and lives in Brooklyn. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and a master’s in the same area from Sarah Lawrence College. So it’s no wonder that she has such an active imagination.

Her website Alma is geared toward Jewish millennial women, focuses on cultural interest topics, and isn’t afraid to tackle difficult issues in its articles. “It’s important for people to have a place where who they are is being recognized and their level of being Jewish is OK,” Molly told the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. “You don’t have to go to shul, or light candles or keep kosher to be Jewish.”

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5 months ago

bu-but isnt it break!?!

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Well, you obviously did something!

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Karens true enemy

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Though imaginary coworkers are awesome, there are some other things that you can do to make you and your partner happier and more at ease while working from home. For instance, having separate workspaces that are as far away from each other as possible will give you enough room and freedom to avoid annoying each other.

Also, there’s no excuse not to have a wholesome lunch date together anymore! (Not that you really have a choice. Imagine how awkward it would be if you told your partner you had other plans for lockdown lunch.)

Something else that can help out a lot is getting dressed for work to get you into a professional mindset. And don’t forget to buy a pair of noise-canceling headphones for when you need to really focus on that project of yours. If all else fails—blame Cheryl. Get it together, Cheryl!

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Vic
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5 months ago

Have you considered that they are going to get promoted over you?

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Wottermehlon Doge
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I hate when coworkers do that e.e

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5 months ago

Norman has sent an email to HR about you

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The Emerald Triangle
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5 months ago

At least your Tim didn't shred the TP like our "Tim".

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TheReader19
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5 months ago

Because of you Miles has to go to councelling

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The Emerald Triangle
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5 months ago

I guess it just "depends".

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5 months ago (edited)

And his brothers Idontknow and Nobody.

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Wow he has really pretty eyes!

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SirPatTheCat
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5 months ago

I'm guessing he didn't label his sandwich with his name before leaving it out. Smh if you didnt label it then the cats probably mistook it for their own sandwich. It's not that hard 🙄

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5 months ago

I would not care if he did 0% of his assignments. I would cover for him and boop the snoot all freaking day.

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Take away Gary's soap powder, that will soon stop him

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Jette Wang Wahnon
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5 months ago

Yeees,we are not amused ! get your act together or I`ll have to let you go..

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5 months ago

Hewo, I require snacs

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Cho Chang
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So pretty!

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Gorgeous girl

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The Emerald Triangle
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5 months ago

You should have posted a picture of goat. "You're escape goat!"

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Kathy Baylis
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Or now to not shed in the first place...

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I have 6 cats... the only problem is 1 of them usually did it!

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