So you think you had a bad day during the coronavirus quarantine. Maybe your internet went down in the middle of your online work presentation. Maybe you tried making IKEA’s Swedish meatballs at home and accidentally made one giant meatball. It’s not the end of the world. Especially when you take a peek at how some people are dealing with bad luck during the quarantine.

Can you imagine how messed up it would be for your hair clippers to sputter and die while you’re in the middle of shaving your head? Or if falling trees crushed your cars?

To brighten up your day and give you a big dose of vitamin L(aughter), Bored Panda has collected the funniest times that people had a very bad day during the quarantine. So scroll down, upvote your faves, and share your own quarantine fails in the comments below. Oh, and you can find our previous post about people having a worse quarantine than you right here. We might not be able to avoid bad luck, but we can take care of our health during the pandemic. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with Dr. Natalie Ashburner, Wellbeing Lead at The Doctors' Association UK, about how to maintain your physical and mental health during the pandemic.

#1

Spider Cat

Spider Cat

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Tina Hugh
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1 year ago

Get a bird

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#2

This Was On My Friend's Local News. I Laughed So Hard

This Was On My Friend's Local News. I Laughed So Hard

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

Sometimes, cats have no shame.

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#3

I Am Mortified!

I Am Mortified!

My husband had a conference call today. It was minimized so I thought it was just a speakerphone call. It wasn't.
He didn't have any idea because he was focused on his work.
I was wandering around in a sleepy stupor to and from the bathroom. They saw.
One of them said, "hey, I just saw your wife's boobs!"
Once I realized what was happening, I grabbed a baby blanket and tried to crawl away, which they apparently could see as well, and I could hear them all laughing. My husband couldn't even breathe he was laughing so hard.
I was pretty embarrassed. More embarrassed when I found out the hospital chaplain was on the call. I can only hope I made someone's day.

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Francis
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1 year ago

you made my day :D thank you! i lol'ed hard :D

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But it’s not just bad luck that we have to worry about when staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. While bad things sometimes do happen to good people, the things that we do (or don’t do) can also have far-reaching consequences.

The two main things that can have a negative impact on your well-being are a lack of physical activity and a lack of social contact. We’re called social animals for a reason: we need other people to thrive.

According to Dr. Ashburner, it’s recommended that everybody does some form of physical activity each and every day.

“For many people who are now working from home or not working at all due to social distancing, it is likely that their physical activity will also be reduced. It is, therefore, more important that they make time for this every day.”

#4

Thanks For Ruining My Breakfast

Thanks For Ruining My Breakfast

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tavovi
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1 year ago

Don't worry give it to the people who allow cats in their kitchen and crockery it is the same.

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#5

Guess Whose Patient Has Been Diagnosed Positive And Now The Night Shift Doesn't Want To Come, So I Have 12 More Hours Ahead

Guess Whose Patient Has Been Diagnosed Positive And Now The Night Shift Doesn't Want To Come, So I Have 12 More Hours Ahead

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Samantha Bing
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1 year ago

Thank you for putting yourself on the line to help others.

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#6

Classic Quarantine Haircut

Classic Quarantine Haircut

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

Perhaps you might start a new trend.

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She continued: “The NHS recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week which is best spread throughout the week. They also recommend doing muscle-strengthening exercise such as yoga or lifting weights twice a week.”

Dr. Ashburner stressed how important it is for your mental health to maintain contact with friends and family. “We recommend that some form of social contact is made every day, even if you don’t particularly feel like it. This is best in the form of telephone calls or video calls but texting, social media, and playing games online are all ways to feel socially connected,” the doctor said.

“Try to get creative. perhaps you could set up a virtual book club, film night, or quiz night,” she added.

#7

When You Think You’re Being Discreet Buying Adult Toys Online

When You Think You’re Being Discreet Buying Adult Toys Online

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Adam C
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1 year ago

could be worse: Dildo XL

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#8

Both Cars Crashed Into Each Other Today In New Belgrade

Both Cars Crashed Into Each Other Today In New Belgrade

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Well, I Tried
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1 year ago

How???

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#9

I Tried To Bake My Daughter A Birthday Cake But I Made A Butthole Instead

I Tried To Bake My Daughter A Birthday Cake But I Made A Butthole Instead

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Hilarious! This is great!

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The doctor said that it’s difficult to predict the effect that the coronavirus pandemic will have on mental health. “There are numerous COVID-19 related factors that could worsen someone’s mental wellbeing, both relating to effects of the virus, for example, trauma, physical disability and bereavement, and the effects of the measures used to prevent the virus, like social isolation, relationship breakdown, loss of occupation and financial difficulties,” she told Bored Panda.

“Unfortunately, many people’s homes are not a safe environment which can also put both their physical and mental wellbeing at risk. Others may have lost their usual coping mechanisms and could turn to more harmful ways of coping such as alcohol or other substances. Healthcare workers are also particularly at risk due to occupational trauma and stress.”

#10

The Printer Exploded

The Printer Exploded

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

I have done that and it is a pain to get off your skin.

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#11

Washed My Favorite Jumper

Washed My Favorite Jumper

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Heather Sheppard
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1 year ago

Joey wearing a Turkey

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#12

My 4 Year Old Nephew About Killed Me Last Night At 2 Am. He Moved His Child Sized Storm Trooper Into The Hall Next To The Bathroom

My 4 Year Old Nephew About Killed Me Last Night At 2 Am. He Moved His Child Sized Storm Trooper Into The Hall Next To The Bathroom

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have pee'd my pants if I saw that half asleep.

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Dr. Ashburner mused that we might see the ripple effects of the coronavirus on mental health for many months (and possibly even years) to come. “However, the most crucial point is that mental health services will remain open throughout this crisis and will continue to provide support and treatment to anyone who needs it, so please do not be afraid to seek help.”

The doctor shared that the NHS provides information about mental health right here.

#13

As If COVID-19 And Losing Our Jobs Weren't Bad Enough, We Just Lost Both Cars To A Tree

As If COVID-19 And Losing Our Jobs Weren't Bad Enough, We Just Lost Both Cars To A Tree

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope the cars were insured!

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#14

My Kids Waiting For The Bus Today. Happy April Fools' Day

My Kids Waiting For The Bus Today. Happy April Fools' Day

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Savage! :-)

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#15

My Only Computer Dies Just When The Country Goes Into Lockdown And Uni Puts Everything Online. Also, The Warranty Just Expired Last Month

My Only Computer Dies Just When The Country Goes Into Lockdown And Uni Puts Everything Online. Also, The Warranty Just Expired Last Month

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

This was literally my nightmare as a student

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A 2015 meta-analysis of over 308k people found that you are 50 percent more likely to die if you have weaker social relationships.

"If we think about loneliness as this adaptive response kind of like hunger and thirst, it's this unpleasant state that motivates us to seek out social connections just like hunger motivates us to seek out food," lead study author Julianne Holt-Lunstad explained to Business Insider how our need for relationships is hardwired into us.

However, she pointed out that during the pandemic, people need to endure the lack of social contact to protect their health. It’s a real dilemma, but you can maintain social connections by phoning, messaging, or video chatting with the people you care about. It’s a crutch, but it’s the best alternative at this time.

#16

Try Not To Sneeze When Using An Eyelash Curler

Try Not To Sneeze When Using An Eyelash Curler

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Adam C
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1 year ago

oh must hurt bad

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#17

Wanted To Start My Day With A Big Coffee. The Splat Even Has A Face

Wanted To Start My Day With A Big Coffee. The Splat Even Has A Face

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Kim
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1 year ago

See. Not even coffee knows what’s going on right now. 😦

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#18

A Pipe Broke Upstairs

A Pipe Broke Upstairs

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Kim
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1 year ago

Noooooo 😲

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Meanwhile, on the flip side, most of us stuck at home are likely moving far less than we normally would. Just 2 weeks of inactivity can start reducing your muscle mass. This also affects your heart which we sometimes forget is also a muscle.

So keep moving and keep contacting your loved ones, dear Pandas—we might not be able to avoid bad luck, but we can be prepared to deal with it when it strikes. 

#19

Damn Cats

Damn Cats

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Mike Everly
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1 year ago

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Charlie will help you get it out.

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#20

Quarantine Is Going Well In My Neighborhood

Quarantine Is Going Well In My Neighborhood

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fro_st puppy
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1 year ago

well could it rlly get worse?

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#21

Doggy Had An Accident. Roomba Found It

Doggy Had An Accident. Roomba Found It

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

The same thing happened to me with my cat last year. Fortunately, only one wheel ran over her 'accident'. I spent over an hour cleaning the wheel well with Q-tips dipped in soapy water.

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#22

Hiked Two Hours To Set Up A Picnic, Returned To This

Hiked Two Hours To Set Up A Picnic, Returned To This

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

He just wanted to join in on the picnic

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#23

I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 In Install Fees

I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 In Install Fees

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80 Van
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1 year ago

I admire the dedication of finishing the install even after shattering the stove.

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#24

For God's Sake

For God's Sake

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Adam C
Community Member
1 year ago

Swedish candy....you need an IKEA manual.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

This made me laugh more than the photo.

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Tiggy Darling
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes it's tricky to get a Plopp out.

Jackie Burnham
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1 year ago

Under rated comment

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Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Somehow I'm not inspired with the name "Plopp"...

Orenda Anyone
Community Member
1 year ago

Swedish, they never make a weak item.

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

A milk chocolate bar called "Plopp". Awesome!

G4dg3tG4l
Community Member
1 year ago

did it make the sound 'plopp' when it hit the surface?

JoodLikesTea
Community Member
1 year ago

Hmm my fave candy - Swedish

Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

I’ve never tried to open a candy bar like this. I always try to spread the glued plastic apart, not tear it. This happens. Scissors are useful here. Packaging is maddening.

Tres D
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually cried I laughed so hard at this. I've been there!

Jia Kia
Community Member
1 year ago

just put two fingers in a hole and rip

K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
1 year ago

For god’s sake indeed.

Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

Jill Emburey
Community Member
1 year ago

You know it's getting you down when you can't even get into a chocolate bar.....😂

Adit Danhorn
Community Member
1 year ago

happens to me with laughy taffys

Gina
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not meant to be

JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

I HATE when this happens! I'm just getting the dang scissors

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Who would name a chocolate bar Plopp? At least it's not shaped like a log.

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha!

Anders Magrioteli
Community Member
1 year ago

The best advice is to not eat it.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd be taking a hammer to it at that point, lol.

Chancey
Community Member
1 year ago

This sums up the story of how my life has been going lately!

khushi
Community Member
1 year ago

it literally went plopp

kkathleen517
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1 year ago

I like how when people down vote others comments they become "hidden". That just makes me want to see if more.

kkathleen517
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't get it...

Catsi Mavar
Community Member
1 year ago

Plopp? Obviously that dreadful name didn’t put you off.

Ace
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel that.

Collin Lyle
Community Member
1 year ago

Did raccoons get their paws on it?

Mama Toure
Community Member
1 week ago

I can reatle

François Carré
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like it didn't plopped so well.

Liz-ard
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG!!! I can totally relate as a Swede myself!

Courtney LeDroit
Community Member
10 months ago

Damn you, Sweden!

Dracos Hufflepuff companion ❤️
Community Member
11 months ago

Plopp 😂

Christine Cameron-Dow
Community Member
11 months ago

Why, oh why, would they name milk chocolate "plopp"?

Mia Lukie
Community Member
1 year ago

I would just give in. Its just not meant to be.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

I have this same problem with kit kat bars (live in the united states) ALL candy bar wrappers suck!

Nul Nemo
Community Member
1 year ago

The new chocolate that automatically measures your glycemic index to spare you a diabetes...

V
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

Olivia Masterson
Community Member
1 year ago

Grab some scissors and cut off one end.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it said, "PLOOP'", Swedish for poop, and no wonder you gave off without unwrapping it.

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
1 year ago

Scissors, always handy to open things like this, or a box knife, whichever works.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

Brown, solid, inedible, and Plopp! Good joke...what? It's real?

Laana
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahaha! I can feel the stress 😂

Cici Qiu
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, those r so annoying! I find myself having trouble peeling Hershey's bars.

Anna Turner
Community Member
1 year ago

Well that's what it said Plopp

XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
1 year ago

This isn't to bad the dude's house which burnt down was bad this not really

CORLEONE
Community Member
1 year ago

Not everything is written in english, there are more languages out there. 🤯

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 year ago

To me, the funniest part is the name -- "Plopp" Really?

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

And it even has a swirl on top! Like a flattened poop emoji. Good Grief!

Helenium
Community Member
1 year ago

thats why i get my hubby to open the biscuits or i just lob em lol

Alan Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

why is it called a plopp? I mean, chocolate already looks like a shit thats been moulded, now youre calling it that too?

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#25

Now We Know Who The Favourite Child Is

Now We Know Who The Favourite Child Is

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn........

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#26

Supposed To Be My Bachelor Party Today. Now It's A Party For 1. It Might Feel Odd Later When I Strip For Myself

Supposed To Be My Bachelor Party Today. Now It's A Party For 1. It Might Feel Odd Later When I Strip For Myself

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Mike Everly
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1 year ago

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#27

Strawberry And Gratis Snake ?

Strawberry And Gratis Snake ?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

My sister will never eat strawberries ever again. She hates snakes.

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#28

Apparently My Extroverted Neighbours Are Not Doing Well On Day 24 Of Quarantine

Apparently My Extroverted Neighbours Are Not Doing Well On Day 24 Of Quarantine

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Ellen
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah that was done likely by a cat, don't tell me I'm wrong. Cats love messing with blinds it's a fact but we love them anyway

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#29

Got Two Identical Pieces And The One I Need Is Missing

Got Two Identical Pieces And The One I Need Is Missing

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CaffeineQueen
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1 year ago

Oh that would make me so MAD

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#30

Spent Months Creating And Printing A Card Game That Requires Bodily Contact, Just In Time For My Shipment To Arrive Mid-Quarantine

Spent Months Creating And Printing A Card Game That Requires Bodily Contact, Just In Time For My Shipment To Arrive Mid-Quarantine

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Samantha Bing
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1 year ago

Sell it when quarantine is lifted! We'll all want human contact after this

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#31

My House After I Went To Buy Some Fruits

My House After I Went To Buy Some Fruits

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Kim
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1 year ago

😳

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#32

So Today's Supposed To Be The Best Day Of My Life. Now I'm Just Going To Have To Settle For The Next Best Option

So Today's Supposed To Be The Best Day Of My Life. Now I'm Just Going To Have To Settle For The Next Best Option

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope you still go ahead with the marriage after all this ^-^ glad the wedding was postponed - some ppl in my country went ahead with one in particular causing a huge covid cluster

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#33

Poor Kid

Poor Kid

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Kim
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1 year ago

Everybody please leave birthday presents by that tree 🥳

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#34

I Burnt My Hand Taking Tomato Soup Out Of The Microwave. The Toast I Was Making Popped Up And It Scared Me

I Burnt My Hand Taking Tomato Soup Out Of The Microwave. The Toast I Was Making Popped Up And It Scared Me

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

That how you know you've had too much alone time when the toaster can sneak up on you.

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#35

When Your April Fools' Prank Is To Replace All The Mugs In The Office, But Everyone Works From Home Now

When Your April Fools' Prank Is To Replace All The Mugs In The Office, But Everyone Works From Home Now

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

Next year? Maybe?

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#36

First Day Of Quarantine And My Shower Decided To Fall Apart

First Day Of Quarantine And My Shower Decided To Fall Apart

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Spikey Bunny
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1 year ago

YIKES! I hope no one was injured

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#37

Hello, The Stupidest Thing I've Ever Done

Hello, The Stupidest Thing I've Ever Done

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Kim
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this. 🤣👏🏼

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#38

A Gallon Jar Of Honey Cracked And Spilled In My Friend’s Car The Other Day

A Gallon Jar Of Honey Cracked And Spilled In My Friend’s Car The Other Day

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spirit wolf
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1 year ago

Class A stress and panic inducer. Just looking at it is enough to cause it.

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#39

Wedding Was Cancelled Due To COVID-19. I've Been On Hold With Capital One Travel For 7 Hours Trying To Cancel Honeymoon Hotel

Wedding Was Cancelled Due To COVID-19. I've Been On Hold With Capital One Travel For 7 Hours Trying To Cancel Honeymoon Hotel

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DKS 001
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1 year ago

yeah, I wouldn't have been on there that long

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#40

Picked Up Dinner From A Local Restaurant. Sauce Leaked, Bag Broke, Dinner Said Hello To The Garage Floor

Picked Up Dinner From A Local Restaurant. Sauce Leaked, Bag Broke, Dinner Said Hello To The Garage Floor

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Samantha Bing
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1 year ago

That looked like it would've tasted good!

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