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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2 months 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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KittyComics
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2 months ago

LOL

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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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2 months 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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Kim
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2 months ago

My cat thought this was very funny. 😼

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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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2 months 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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80 Van
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2 months ago

He looks like a perfect mix of Larry, Curly, AND Moe.

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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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Hello it Smee
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2 months ago

That is hilarious!

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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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2 months 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
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

Joey wearing a Turkey

Stacey Grant
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2 months ago

Monica wore the turkey

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A
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2 months ago

This happened here too! My husband's wool v-neck sweater accidentally went into the dryer and shrunk badly. We passed along to my 3 year old nephew.

Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

How did he do it?? I tried so many times but my jumper still too big.

varwenea
Community Member
2 months ago

Wool would do that.

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Sel Bonda
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2 months ago

Best mask in town.

d bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

Covid19 facemask

RufffiesWithRidges
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2 months ago

I can't stop laughing 😆 🤣

Bobbie Burgund
Community Member
2 months ago

WASHING IT WASNT THE PROBLEM, DRYING IT IN THE DRYER WAS!

Kate Shivley
Community Member
2 months ago

At first I thought this pic was taken from inside a toilet bowl looking out

Silvia Riemenschneider
Community Member
2 months ago

Put eyes on it! It's a great mask!

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
2 months ago

You can put it on your dog or cat! To keep them warm in the winter!

Bored Birgit
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, a little diet will fix that soon.

lamacorn
Community Member
1 month ago

It must feel horrible

Bettie Jean Sutton
Community Member
2 months ago

Yikes

Juliette Dauterive
Community Member
2 months ago

No, you DRIED your favorite jumper in the DRYER instead of letting it air dry!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

With some eye holes, you have your quarantine mask.

backatya
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2 months ago

lol

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 months ago

Oooo, I washed my GF's cashmere sweater and it came out smaller than that.

Sapphron Grace
Community Member
2 months ago

Now it will fit your poochie! If you don't have one, it's the perfect excuse to adopt one from a rescue :)

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

That's awful, isn't it? Did that once, never again.

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

He could be a bunny now

Bob Connely
Community Member
2 months ago

If a Beagle needed to rob a bank...

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL. My husband has a sweater just like that! Maybe they could hang out together. The big sweaters won't have anything to do with them - afraid they'll catch The Shrink.

Jill Emburey
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2 months ago

Suits you sir!😂

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

Better start jumping!

Mare Freed
Community Member
2 months ago

Always check the label!

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
2 months ago

At least you have a face covering!

Pat Beckett
Community Member
2 months ago

Yup. It is worse when it is your daughter’s favourite.

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

Dried it, too.

Kathy Sansoin
Community Member
2 months ago

Hilarious, you made my day

Rhana Wyble
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a little kids jumper now!

Ki Klein
Community Member
2 months ago

Got to be pure Wool to fit for future son ‘well done 🤞🏼🤩

Edie Hart
Community Member
2 months ago

Um....might I guess....wool?

Christin Harding
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel this belongs in a Mr. Bean skit.............

Briana Walker
Community Member
2 months ago

An aide did this to two cashmere sweaters. Luckily they were not my favorites.

nala simba
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2 months ago

Did you grow overnight? Like in "Bigger?"

Barbara Vandewalle
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2 months ago

It was wool.

Alex Ting
Community Member
2 months ago

what happened to your body?

Roselyn Schweizer
Community Member
2 months ago

Now you can wear it as a face mask!

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL, laundry sucks, huh?!

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
2 months ago

Hot water, huh? Dry clean only? Whoops!

Laana
Community Member
2 months ago

Black sheep 😁

Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

During quarantine?

Destiny Munezero
Community Member
2 months ago

Are you scared to be seen?

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
2 months ago

Wet it again thoroughly and block it back to original size.

Alaina Musgrave
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2 months ago

hahahahahyayahahahahahahahahahahajhahahahahahhah

David Redman
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2 months ago

Droopy eared human

Anna Turner
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2 months ago

"You can hardly notice" except we can't see your head 😄

Chuckie
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope you have a dog

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope you have a bigger dog, it'll fit him perfectly...

Karen O'Halloran
Community Member
2 months ago

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA .... does your daughter have any dolls that would fit LOLOL

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
2 months ago

i've done that to my favorite Ralph Lauren wool turtleneck..

Nadine Groult Norris
Community Member
2 months ago

HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Anne M Sim
Community Member
2 months ago

Have you never washed a jumper before? Or is it always to the dry cleaners.

CherylTunt
Community Member
2 months ago

Sweater ... it’s a sweater !

Alan Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

well now you have a favorite hat, dont you?

Tessa Thompson
Community Member
2 months ago

'twas wool, wasn't it? There's a reason the label says 'Dry Clean Only'

M Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair, it looks like you dried your favorite jumper

Vilis Lacis
Community Member
2 months ago

You can use it as a face mask!

KT Trondsen
Community Member
2 months ago

for your toddler? lol

Hugo Raible
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice face mask.

John Augsburger
Community Member
2 months ago

Small relative?

CodingGirl04
Community Member
2 months ago

Pluto's sweater!!!

AndersM
Community Member
2 months ago

That's funny right there!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 months ago

The classic washed the wool jumper, and then put it in the dryer! Never do this! Wool will shrink wrap itself! Then it stays this way forever!

CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Now your favorite winter cap.

Martine
Community Member
2 months ago

Use it as a mouth mask

fro_st puppy
Community Member
2 months ago

try it on when ur old

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

It reminds me of Monica with the turkey on her head.

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
2 months ago

Been there! There was a time I was famous for shrinking my mom's clothes. Thankfully, I know to use cold water on wool sweaters now.

CherryCola♥
Community Member
2 months ago

😳

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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
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2 months 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
2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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Anita Maes
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2 months ago (edited)

At least it has an appropiate expression?

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#18

A Pipe Broke Upstairs

A Pipe Broke Upstairs

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80 Van
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2 months ago

Did the pipe rise up through the floor when it broke?

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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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Jaymi Leigh
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2 months ago

My cousin also did this exact thing to her cat, lol.

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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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2 months 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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spirit wolf
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2 months ago

Another Class A stress inducer. I commend your bravado, brave citizens of the world.

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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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2 months 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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2 months 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
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2 months ago

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

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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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch.

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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
Community Member
2 months ago

And you will have a better time and wake up feeling great.

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#27

Strawberry And Gratis Snake ?

Strawberry And Gratis Snake ?

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Stuart Miller
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2 months ago

I assume the black blob is to protect the identity of the snake.

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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
2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

how? why?

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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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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago (edited)

That's good too, and you don't even need pants.

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#33

Poor Kid

Poor Kid

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Johnny
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2 months ago (edited)

I saw a video where in one town you could tell the police when your child's birthday is and in the video, about 8 cops drove up with lights and sirens, and then they all sang happy birthday over their PA's -- the kid loved it.

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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
2 months 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
Community Member
2 months 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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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
2 months ago

Your shower is pretty clean. People need to stop posting dirty toilets and scummy bath tubs.

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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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Elise Pimenta
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2 months ago

I can't decide if I should ask "what" or "why" on this one.

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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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2 months 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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Johnny
Community Member
2 months ago

When I called Alaska Airlines to cancel some flights due to Covid, there was a 9 hour wait, but they had a callback feature, I just entered my phone number and a service rep called me back later that day. Well, their computer called me back, I still had to wait a few minutes to talk to the agent but it was much better than listening to hold-music for 9 hours.

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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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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Oh, no! The precious!

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