Our lives are changing and we’re finding out that adapting to the “new normal” is harder than it looks on paper. While most of us occasionally slip up, there are some people who have completely left rational thought by the roadside the moment the quarantine came into effect.

Internet users can’t help but poke fun at how some people are clueless about how viruses work, so Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest photos of people doing dumb things during the pandemic. Scroll down, enjoy the coronavirus stupidity, and upvote your fave pics, dear Pandas. And let us know in the comments if you’ve encountered any Covidiots so far.

Avoiding products that have the name “Corona” in them is one thing, but microwaving money to “disinfect” it (pro-tip: don’t ever do this) and disregarding safe facemask and glove use is a whole ‘nother ball game entirely.

#1

Stupid Mask

Stupid Mask

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blugeagua
Community Member
2 months ago

What dumbasses. And other people who wear it have compromised immune systems who HAVE to protect ourselves somehow. My aunt and uncle who are doctors even said that wearing masks is a smart thing to do.

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#2

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

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Vero Morales
Community Member
2 months ago

suddenly the virus its a pawn

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#3

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

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Colin L
Community Member
2 months ago

I honestly haven't heard of these before...

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Fear makes us do stupid, dumb, irrational things. No matter how cool a cucumber you might be in fair weather conditions, once the coronacrap hits the metaphorical fan, your true character comes out. And the fear of the virus has created public panic in some places.

For instance, in China, there have been reported cases of people hunting down pet cats and dogs due to misinformation about how the virus works. Meanwhile in Malaysia, some citizens were busy spreading rumors that coronavirus patients turned into zombies.

#4

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

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Colin L
Community Member
2 months ago

4 cases of beer, and chewing on his gloves. Excellent work sir.

Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

What have you got against the beer?

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David Langstaff
Community Member
2 months ago

Covidiot of the Day prize goes to:

Bill Taylor
Community Member
2 months ago

The NASA shirt is telling me this guy's a geenyus...

Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Noooooo. Why oh why oh why?

TUBLOVER3
Community Member
2 months ago

Another candidate for the Darwin Award!

Collin Lyle
Community Member
2 months ago

Wild guess. He doesn't actually work at NASA?

Lazy Farmer
Community Member
2 months ago

I have no words...

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Well that certainly defeated the purpose.

Taryn Franco Perez
Community Member
2 months ago

So very sanitary

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

If he was wearing the correct type of gloves (not work gloves), he’d be able to use his his touch phone. Dumbass.

Jo Choto
Community Member
2 months ago

It's even funnier because it looks as though he's wearing a NASA t-shirt!

Koalamonster
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel like more people should have mentioned this!!!

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AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
Community Member
2 months ago

NO LESS CORONA BEER

Mark
Community Member
2 months ago

Checks shopping list,Coke check, beer check, food will get that next time.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 months ago

just...wow

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
2 months ago

Clever dude

Harold Houfek
Community Member
2 months ago

Can't fix stupid can you ?

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
2 months ago

Chewing on his glove.....gross. can't fix stupid.

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
2 months ago

EWWWWW!

Scott Norman
Community Member
2 months ago

Meet Mr. Dumas

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

Jerky gloves? Go wash your face!

Naomi Cline
Community Member
2 months ago

🤦🏻‍♀️

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
2 months ago

This is why I can't shop at WalMart! Watching people distracts me from my list!!

Colleen Parslow
Community Member
2 months ago

Why don't adults understand the reason for wearing gloves? This one literally turned my stomach.

Harold Summer
Community Member
2 months ago

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Alfoz Littlezzz
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Tori Duffek Flores
Community Member
2 months ago

Ew

Lou Herout
Community Member
2 months ago

Is he actually wearing a NASA shirt?! Now I'm much more concerned about our well being...

Nick Nickson
Community Member
2 months ago

IDIOT OF THE YEAR? I would vote on him.

Nick Nickson
Community Member
2 months ago

Idiot of the year?

Wendy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

gotta put hour hands on the dirtiest thing you own, the phone!

Kennedy Longworth
Community Member
2 months ago

Dude.

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Now that I’m at the checkout, I don’t need these stupid gloves to provide protection from COVID-19, so I’ll just take them off with my teeth! Stupid is as stupid does...and no mask, either! Must be a rocket scientist looking @his shirt.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
2 months ago

Bread, beer, beverages and buffoonery. Not funny.

Nancy Prior
Community Member
2 months ago

Omg! Are they not conscious ¿¿¿¿ lol

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
2 months ago

when doing that he would be better of not wearing gloves

sage johnston
Community Member
2 months ago

Am I not the only one to notice the "NASA" T shirt he's wearing... Not a rocket scientist for sure!

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
2 months ago

He'll be "three sheets to the wind" when he gets home, AFTER he GETS home!!!

Aitchilm
Community Member
2 months ago

He’s protecting his teeth from the virus.

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
2 months ago

shaking my head

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

And Diet Coke......maybe that's to clean the toilet!!!!???

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
2 months ago

em... most phones don't pick up gloves' so you must take those off if you want to use your phone AND your phone is one of THOSE things that most likely will be touched only by yourself so there is no harm AND it doesn't mean he touched anything else besides the phone with his bare hands... but considering the amount of covid cases in the USA (I assume it's in the USA) everyone should wear a mask in public

Nul Nemo
Community Member
2 months ago

Yep. Surely he unlocked the shopping cart and pushed it all the way there AND picked up all that beer with his...elbows maybe? So his gloves are crispy clean and he can chew on them to take them off with absolutely no worries in the world. Right. You just missed the point. It wasn't about him touching his phone bare-handed. Duh.

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Christine Ladyman
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, that went well! 😨

Caroline Driver
Community Member
2 months ago

Cross contamination? Huh?

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 months ago

Wonder how many little Corona virus bodies were on that finger in his mouth. I hope enough to get through his thick skull.

June Dominguez
Community Member
2 months ago

Thi is probably THE MOST STUPIDEST GUY ON THE PLANET! What a dork!

Curious Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

drinking #@#@# beer as well.

Christine Myers
Community Member
2 months ago

Sometimes we do assanine things automatically, Lol

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

And the hits keep coming 🤦

Edie Hart
Community Member
2 months ago

You just can't fix stupid.

Beth McFadden
Community Member
2 months ago

And wearing a NASA t-shirt. Yeah--you're a rocket scientist for sure, pal.

kurisutofu
Community Member
2 months ago

So he's aware it's better to wear gloves... So he's careful but then put it in his mouth... At least he does not need a IQ test to know it's low.

LouEllen Trevino
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow... just wow...

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
2 months ago

With a NASA shirt on to

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

Frightening to eve n see.

Living_Shadow
Community Member
2 months ago

Okay off topic but those plushies in the back? They look so soft, I think they're squishmallows I WANT

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

Nothing but beer and soda. Not surprised at the incompetence here. Most people I observe don’t seem to comprehend cross-contamination... including many hospital staff members...

Sandra Porras
Community Member
2 months ago

gross, ignorant people in this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Marie Bishop
Community Member
2 months ago

In this case, it's more the sucking on your dirty glove that just touched every surface in the store, that questions this man brain functionality, not the beer.

Alex Boyd
Community Member
2 months ago

Suddenly, I feel less bad about the fact that I had to gingerly readjust my improvised facemask five or six times during my last grocery run. (This was my first attempt at creating a mask; I'm hoping Version 2.0 will stay in place better.)

Max L.
Community Member
2 months ago

Licking a walmart cart handle was dangerous already before covid19

AndersM
Community Member
2 months ago

Straight to the pickup truck and straight to the dirtfarm to prep.

Steve
Community Member
2 months ago

If he were a typical walmart shopper, he'd have less teeth

J-Yogi-Temp-Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

How are people really this dumb!?

Jackie Day
Community Member
2 months ago

How can u ask that comment?

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K.Kobayashi
Community Member
2 months ago

But in truth, you generally don't contract a respiratory virus by licking or ingesting it. The stomach acid kills most of it.

Jackie Day
Community Member
2 months ago

This can be an aerosolized virus. I'll wear my Er gloves and u can come chew on them!

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Don Flynn
Community Member
2 months ago

keep the important stuff first his wife was saying

Theherplover
Community Member
2 months ago

"Well these gloves are to protect me from the germs of the store... the germs taste niiiiiice"

Molly Block
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm pretty sure that isn't walmart. The signage is all wrong. As well as the price displays on the shelves... I do not think that is walmart. But it IS how walmart shoppers would act, sadly.

MAnahP
Community Member
2 months ago

The guy behind him isn't wearing a mask either. I'm not going to that Walmart.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 months ago

I was at the supermarket Saturday and so many customers weren't wearing masks. I feel like, it's not my business if you don't care about your own health, but what about mine?

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm actually laughing at this one. You can tell this guy is a real genius...NOT!

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 months ago

That's why they are so screwed right now.

Elsker
Community Member
2 months ago

how often do we think he sanitizes that phone??...

Tara Brooks
Community Member
2 months ago

I’ll just put this here...it’s completely safe...right?

Kanga9ine
Community Member
2 months ago

Can't wait to see him as he sticks his tongue on the conveyer belt and blows a kiss at the greeter on his way out.

Branden Hart
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like he works for "NASA" :)

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought that too. But there isn't a N. Looks like a G or S.

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Spikey Bunny
Community Member
2 months ago

Let's hope the gloves are for arthritis support... like CopperFit?

Vero Morales
Community Member
2 months ago

brilliant, so protected...

Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago

Stupid is as stupid does.

I love Hermione
Community Member
2 months ago

could I please buy all of those squishmallows? i love them theyre so cool and squishy

Himanshu Raj
Community Member
2 months ago

And I guess he's wearing a NASA tshirt.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought that too. But there is no N. Looks like a G or S.

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#5

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

They just want to join in.

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#6

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Let's start calling it the toilet paper virus so people won't hoard all the T.P.

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McDonald’s in China apologized after one of the restaurant’s branches in Guangzhou stopped black people from going inside. The company temporarily closed down the restaurant when it found out about the notice. Online rumors about the coronavirus circulating in Guangzhou led to hundreds of Africans being evicted from apartments and hotels just last week.

#7

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
2 months ago

I know a couple of people who would do this for a laugh

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#8

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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rai mei
Community Member
2 months ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
2 months ago

I can only hope they were graffitied.. but honestly WTF?

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We can judge all we want, but elementary human psychology tells us that fear changes the way that we see the world and react to things. In times of panic, we’re far more likely to conform and turn to herd-mentality so that we can feel safe.

If your friends, family, and neighbors are doing something, the odds are, we’ll be doing it as well. The best thing we can do is try to calm down and bring a bit of logic and common sense back into our lives.

#10

Well

Well

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rai mei
Community Member
2 months ago

protecting the chin is more important that the nose.. priorities

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#11

To Make This Safe

To Make This Safe

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Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not THAT bad an idea. The buttons might be a bit more difficult to clean if you wanted to sanitize them - but in this case you'd just change the complete cover. If you really do that regularly, it might help a bit.

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#12

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

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Gin
Community Member
2 months ago

If you can't smell it, you already have it.

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#13

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

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K.
Community Member
2 months ago

What hell? Send an email and give everyone a mandatory quiz on its contents.

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#14

To Shield The Face

To Shield The Face

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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

First they go -"We don't have protection". Then they go - "The gear is not comfortable".

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#15

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago

Are you sure she doesn't just dress that weird on a regular day

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#16

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

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rai mei
Community Member
2 months ago

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.... or not.. there are so many covidiots in the world

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#17

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

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EA
Community Member
2 months ago

Ewww! What the actual. Are people really this ignorant and missing the ENTIRE point of wearing gloves? At first I was amazed at the number of adverts and posters telling people how to wash their hands properly. As if people don’t already know but it wasn’t long before realising the horrible truth that people obviously don’t know!

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#18

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

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Theherplover
Community Member
2 months ago

And he hasn't payed for dose chips yet

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#19

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago

It Covid-19, not Birdbox, lol

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#20

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

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Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago

Comforting!

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#21

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

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rai mei
Community Member
2 months ago

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

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#22

To Protect Against COVID-19

To Protect Against COVID-19

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago

That is awesome

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#23

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

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K.
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is more humorous than idiotic. Doesn’t belong here.

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#24

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is it so hard to understand how to use masks?

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#25

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Yeah, cos I’m sure the kid being paid a shitty wage, being forced to go to work at the same time global news is urging people to stay at home as much as they can, probably working 12 hour + shift and the only protection they get from their managers is a pair of cheap gloves thrown at them at the start of the shift really cares by that point. And newsflash: if the gloves aren’t replaced after each transaction, there is no point in wearing them as they don’t offer any protection to the wearer or the people they are exchanging items/money with.

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#26

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

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Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
2 months ago

Well at least they didn't melt into 1 big blob like the plastic Canadian bills, but still who the hell put money in the microwave???

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#27

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
2 months ago

This is nothing. In some regions here in India people are even beating up the medical staff and stone pelting them for coming to their locality for testing.

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#28

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

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Full Name
Community Member
2 months ago

Plus the idiot opened the Doritos from the bottom. Now they're all gonna fall out!

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#29

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

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Colin L
Community Member
2 months ago

So go out. Take walks, with some social distance... but stop being douche-canoes and putting people at risk! As much as I don't care about these people getting sick, I do care about the exponential spread of the disease and trying not to overwhelm our hospitals.

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#30

I Don't Think That's How It Works

I Don't Think That's How It Works

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Taylor Karp
Community Member
2 months ago

And they call Americans idiots...at least now we know Covidiots, which are the worst kind of idiots, exist in all countries

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#31

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

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Bill
Community Member
2 months ago

It doesn't seal and fogs her glasses up.

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#32

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

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Martine
Community Member
2 months ago

What a waste of a perfectly good mask.

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#33

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm guessing they don't open both registers at the same time. But all are marked off for when they are used. Are they supposed to remove the tape after every shift? Who is the real covidiot here?

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#34

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
2 months ago

Call Security!

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#35

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

Masks are scarce and hard to come by and therefore not available to everyone so you put the guy down because he’s trying to protect himself?

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