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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 months 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
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 months ago

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

Rissie
Community Member
2 months ago

I would start with the why.

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Molly Block
Community Member
2 months ago

Was he trying to mix the oil into the pb of a natural pb? You know how it has that 1/2 inch layer of oil at the top that you must mix in before you use it?

Aimee hester
Community Member
2 months ago

That's why I assumed. Does everyone eat Jif "peanut" butter???

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Hopefully you have a dog or 2 coz they usually love peanut butter so will lick the floor for you.

d bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

had crunchy, wanted smooth

Aimee hester
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey man, it's a bitch mixing in the oil with a spoon. I give you an A for ingenuity.

CR Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

Got a dog?

Bleu Andersen
Community Member
2 months ago

I also like natural nut butter which means I spend a LOT of time stirring the oil into the bottle. I am so glad I did not try using a mixer....the thought did cross my mind. For future reference, empty the bottle into a bowl and use a frosting paddle. It is still laborious but comes out correctly.

Linette Gonzalez
Community Member
2 months ago

I would’ve paid money to see this.

Dawn Ours
Community Member
2 months ago

lol Chandler: "...is that peanut butter in your hair ?" Joey: ...hand pats the back of his head ..licks peanut butter off fingers..."lol yeah (picks up top knob of blender lid) turns out that is pretty important " chuckle.. Hi New Joey !

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
2 months ago

Ahhh, you still have time to top this -- you're still not dead.

Valereee
Community Member
2 months ago

You have too much time on your hands !! Exactly what were you thinking ???

Mama Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok this one really made me LOL!!!!!

Marjolein Thompson
Community Member
2 months ago

Have fun cleaning that mess up.

Karol Partridge
Community Member
2 months ago

aAhhhhh what we do for peanut butter........

Pavlina G
Community Member
2 months ago

Natural peanut butter. Am I right?

Mary Ciulla
Community Member
2 months ago

Stirring natural peanut butter is time-consuming. It wasn't a bad idea except for the mess.

Aaron Salas
Community Member
2 months ago

why the hell would u do this

Rhiannon C
Community Member
2 months ago

Why exactly are you... mixing... peanut butter?

Jim Kang
Community Member
2 months ago

If that's the worst thing you've ever done, you're not trying hard enough. That wouldn't be the worst thing I've done at 3:17 on a Friday.

valérie B-971
Community Member
2 months ago

You know just an advice... everytime you think it could be done quicker in that way.. change your mind!! 😂😂😂

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

You just have to mix that oil into the peanut butter.

Thomas Biorogue
Community Member
2 months ago

Just turn the jar upside down and the oil will eventually work it's way back through the PB. Is what I read AFTER I already tried mixing it back in and now the PB is soupy.

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80 Van
Community Member
2 months ago

Everyone has to try it once before learning.

Kim
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this. 🤣👏🏼

Lemon Garnished Potato
Community Member
1 month ago

I exploded a school electric whisk once and so terrified for the outcome, I take the broken beater to the teacher and explain that I'm not sure how it happened but the whisk just exploded and she just looks at me, a calm look on her face, and says, "It's alright, this isn't the first time this happened."

Patty Stier
Community Member
1 month ago

"Whipped" peanut butter fiasco!

Bettie Jean Sutton
Community Member
2 months ago

LMAO

Heather A
Community Member
2 months ago

I believe this is a man....

Laura Crawley
Community Member
2 months ago

Adult supervision.....or just anyone in there to bounce those awesome(?) ideas off of

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
2 months ago

That's hilarious ! ! !

Mary Tonningsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I did that once trying to get the oil mixed in. Thought it would be so easy!! NOT!

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

Next time put the PB upside down so the oil will mix when you get some PB

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

looks like baby poop

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 months ago

peanut butter?

Logan Warner
Community Member
2 months ago

um I would say "What on earth where you thinking!!"

Nul Nemo
Community Member
2 months ago

Yup!

Gabrielle Albert
Community Member
2 months ago

Ngl I'd do the same¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Duncan
Community Member
2 months ago

The after effects are funny but just imagining it happening is hilarious

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

This mans on level 1 thousand were on level 100

marlene chicoine
Community Member
2 months ago

Jackson Pollock?

Sent From The Slytherin House
Community Member
2 months ago

What is the need???

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 months ago

Making Thai peanut sauce? Peanut butter cookies? Just an experiment, using an electric mixer in a peanut butter jar? Lesson: guys with mixers and peanut butter jars must be closely watched at all times.

Teri Campisi
Community Member
2 months ago

WTF? Did you decide you wanted Creamy instead of Chunky PB? Duh!

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
2 months ago

Why!!!!!!

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
2 months ago

the good news you will never do it again ! : D

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

I see a mixer in a jar of peanut butter and want to say YDI.

Mary Hurst
Community Member
2 months ago

This is one of those life lessons.

John Swaffar
Community Member
2 months ago

Call the dog(s)!

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
2 months ago

It doesn't seem that you were trying to get the last spoonful!

Sarah Melville
Community Member
2 months ago

Definitely need to know what!

Pat Beckett
Community Member
2 months ago

I did that too! Big oily mess!

RufffiesWithRidges
Community Member
2 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Collin Lyle
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, you have to keep an extra top with a hole drilled in the middle for the beater to stick through. Start the mixer on LOW and for the love of squirrels hold that jar with a death grip as you increase the speed. Everything will work out fine.

Rhana Wyble
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Was it not creamy enough?

Ronnie Saunders
Community Member
2 months ago

Only because you can Lol

J
Community Member
2 months ago

At least you admit it.

IZama
Community Member
2 months ago

Yep

c Fuller
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahahahahahahah!

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
2 months ago

You will smell that for years, even after it's all cleaned up. It's a rule when peanut butter spills.

Aileen Cann
Community Member
2 months ago

Next time just by smooth and leave the crunchy on the shelf.😂😂😂

Ed Gempka
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, at least you have lots of time to clean it up!

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
2 months ago

Ugh

Colleen Stadnick
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

💩 ?

Ryan Pinnick
Community Member
2 months ago

Well then....that's a sticky situation isn't it?

Heather Menard
Community Member
2 months ago

where is the dog when you need it

David Redman
Community Member
2 months ago

If you've done that, you've probably done stupider things.

Anna roberts
Community Member
2 months ago

If this is the stupidest, I have a feeling there is more to laugh at

ning ding
Community Member
2 months ago

yes it is

Anna Turner
Community Member
2 months ago

Ta Da!!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh jesus!!!! Clean up on aisle 5????

Walter Hinterberger
Community Member
2 months ago

Well - you probably have a few more years ahead of you.

MidnightFury
Community Member
2 months ago

Why?? What happened???

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

My thought exactly...

KT Trondsen
Community Member
2 months ago

wtf why on earth are you blending peanut butter?

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

don't you just hate it when you nut all over the place >:0

CincyReds
Community Member
2 months ago

Were you blending peanut butter in the Jar?

CincyReds
Community Member
2 months ago

What the hell were you doing?

Enamelcamel
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not sure the answer to EITHER of those questions would help ....

Karen Johnston
Community Member
2 months ago

Why?

K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
2 months ago

I don’t know what they’re going for, but using a paper plate to cover may help. Side note: is whipped cookie butter a good idea?

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

It's peanut butter, you gotta stir it up. Side note: peanut butter IS already whipped

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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2 months ago (edited)

idiot

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, no! The precious!

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