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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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

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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

Borealbabe
Community Member
3 months ago

Our money is made of a plastic polymer.. it's very melty

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Full Name
Community Member
3 months ago

In this case the money should've literally been laundered. It's plastic. Dumbasses.

Rick
Community Member
3 months ago

Well I’m sorry but you deserve to lose money if you’re that stupid. I mean sure, I once put food on a gold-plated plate in the microwave and was horrified when I started seeing electricity sparks and ran out of the kitchen to get my parents, but I had the excuse of being seven years old.

Theherplover
Community Member
3 months ago

I had the excuse of realizing it a day before and going to a bomb rang (tank of nitrogen was next to it) I'm sorry if I seem stupid, I happen to like science

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Adam C
Community Member
3 months ago

It look like tiny towels.

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
3 months ago

LMAO!! Yes, a pile of plastic, with a "heart shape" just above the #50. Divine intervention, or... stupidity?Sorry for your... ."loss"........

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Martine
Community Member
3 months ago

Canadian money is plastic, so you can wash it with water and soap

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
3 months ago

US money is mostly cloth. You can run it through the laundry. I've done it a LOT. Never on purpose.

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%einfallsreicher Text% &🌈
Community Member
3 months ago

Fascinating 🤔 Are they able to trade it at the bank? 5000$ worth of plastic-chunk vs 5000$ worth of plastic-sheets

Mireia Dos
Community Member
3 months ago

"A fool and his money are soon parted. "

Tory Knotts
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't know about Canada, but here is the US you can send in your damaged money and get it replaced. I think you need to send in 80 or 90% of the bills in order to get it replaced.

jamie1707
Community Member
3 months ago

in the US, both serial numbers must be present to get replacements. I'm pretty sure it's the same upstairs.

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Magda Kočičková
Community Member
3 months ago

Idiocy comes costly

Id row
Community Member
3 months ago

How do these people not Darwin themselves before they become adults?

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
3 months ago

If y'all are worried about cash, you can just wash it with soap and water. The ink doesn't run and the "paper" is actually cotton fiber.

Isabel
Community Member
3 months ago

Or iron it. Heat above 59 Celsius will kill the virus. Same goes for snail mail.

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Phantom Captain
Community Member
3 months ago

I have no words...

Natacha René
Community Member
3 months ago

Ya burnt.

Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like a wash rag now.

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
3 months ago

$5000. CAD before being Microwaved (NO I am not the idiot that microwaved my Money) IMG_201710...8c67cf.jpg IMG_20171007_101728-5e9a7958c67cf.jpg

Queen Jackson.
Community Member
3 months ago

I get they were stupid, but I still feel so bad for them like...

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Andrea Anthony
Community Member
3 months ago

this makes me cry

Cat_Goddess
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess they had money to burn! aye

Steve Cruz
Community Member
3 months ago

What is Canadian money made of, Shrinky Dinks?

Kala Subramaniam
Community Member
3 months ago

Isn't the Canadian money plastic?

Maja Radulovic
Community Member
3 months ago

Barely recognised, lol, really dumbass😂

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
3 months ago

Can't they still get fresh money from the bank - like you can in the US?

LOttawa
Community Member
3 months ago

We can if it's damaged but that's melted together... Unless they can separate each bill to prove its $5k (and real) it may be hard.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
3 months ago

dumbasses

Bindi Adams
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

That's gold!!!😂😂😂

fainasKeturatis
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

what? that's not how microwaves affect the paper, fabric particles or metal in banknotes, nonetheless, the whole banknotes. You must have done something more than simply putting it into a microwave oven... unless it's plastic-based banknotes, is it?

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, their money is made of plastic.

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Mikuel Sampaguita
Community Member
3 months ago

If the bank can identify it they can usually exchange for new ones but damn that stack looks like Shrinky Dinks

Donna Leske
Community Member
3 months ago

Use your clothes iron people - and not TOO hot.

AndersM
Community Member
3 months ago

My mom once tried to dry my socks in the microwave. It reminds me of that. Except my socks caught fire.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
3 months ago

My boss left a pair of damp socks in the back of his truck (landscaper) - they sprouted grass.

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh. No. No. No.

Wendy Wee
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol! Winner

Alexandra Ghobrial
Community Member
3 months ago

;-;

guy greej
Community Member
3 months ago

yoor moonie aint so indestroctuble after all ey?

Bored Silly
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG R They stupid. Our money is made of a type pf plastic. Ha ha ha. Just touching our bills and you know it has plastic fibers in it.

Lou Herout
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe start with just 1 bill? Preferably a small one...

Eddie
Community Member
3 months ago

Age old question: Plastic or paper?

Orenda Anyone
Community Member
3 months ago

At least they should start with 1 $ note. No experiment before.

Axel Baer
Community Member
3 months ago

I just had to check the exchange rate to GBP and they just lost over £2857.32! 😂

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
3 months ago

I feel bad for whoever that is

sneakcollector
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Wendy Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, just take it into the bank (which ever one is open), and they may just replace it.

Susan Riley
Community Member
3 months ago

As the old saying goes . . . Fools and their money are soon parted.

Sarah Nunns
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh! I know it was a stupid thing to do but I kinda feel sorry for them.

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s the problem with plastic money, you just can’t zap it clean!

Theresa Tzitzira
Community Member
3 months ago

now it's disinfected enough to be eaten....

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, it's made from plastic, isn't it? lol...

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
3 months ago

The sad thing is the government will replace that money for that idiot!!!

Ann O'Riley
Community Member
3 months ago

Likely it is disinfected...

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
3 months ago

O.O no!

Toni Palmer
Community Member
3 months ago

NO FIXING STUPID!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
3 months ago

Dumb ass

Geordie Insomniac
Community Member
3 months ago

😮😮

JJM
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG! Is sit salvageable? Hot iron, flat iron. Whoever did that needs professional care.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

CHUA YEE HWEE
Community Member
3 months ago

HE JUST WASTED GOOD MONEY!!!

Karina Buschow
Community Member
3 months ago

I still don't understand how it ended up on child's arm. Please help me understand (I'm Russian and I might be clueless...)

Melissa Gordon
Community Member
3 months ago

Put it in between two massive books. Still good! Lol

elfin
Community Member
3 months ago

It does look thoroughly disinfected. Nothing could survive on that.

Curious Cat
Community Member
3 months ago

i would pay money to laugh at the person.

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
3 months ago

Yikes

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

American money is made of cotton. It can be washed, baked, left in the sun, crinkled, ironed, everything but burned, and it will stay good. Also, by July it will be worth more than the Euro.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
3 months ago

welp... the unenlightened are everywhere. I know that there is a warning sign out there somewhere because of me too. XD

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
3 months ago

OH, MAN!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
3 months ago

Edumacation can be expensive sometimes... At least something was learned!

Tori Bishop
Community Member
3 months ago

🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

Naomi Cline
Community Member
3 months ago

Laundering money?

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
3 months ago

It doesn't look like it burned... only shrunk.

Colleen Parslow
Community Member
3 months ago

Does Canadian money have plastic in it?

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
3 months ago

WTF? Try UV radiation from a Black Light fluorescent or incandescent bulb, Knob....

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
3 months ago

Bravo, dumbass!!!!

Dave “DodgyMerchant” Thompson
Community Member
3 months ago

HAHAHAHA

AlexG
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

CR Harvey
Community Member
3 months ago

Small unmarked bills, hee hee.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
3 months ago

ha ha

Brent Hollett
Community Member
3 months ago

Idiots! You disinfect CAD in the dishwasher...

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
3 months ago

Oops! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Daniel Mason
Community Member
3 months ago

Money to burn

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
3 months ago

Sucked in!

Josie Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

I thought it was nachos

Emalee Jarrett
Community Member
3 months ago

but why?!?

Beamer Alert
Community Member
3 months ago

AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T TRY DISINFECTING THE COINS

panda to nobody
Community Member
3 months ago

LMAO!!! You deserve it. Stupid tax.

Jim Kang
Community Member
3 months ago

I know in the States they will replace damaged money.

Don Flynn
Community Member
3 months ago

dee dee dee

MARY ANN Hannah
Community Member
3 months ago

hahaha

BlackRabbit
Community Member
3 months ago

looks tasty ngl.

kathryn stretton
Community Member
3 months ago

Oops.

Kimberly Morrison
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3 months ago

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Canada doesn't print 5000 notes. So what country is it really?

Anita Drieseberg
Community Member
3 months ago

Pretty sure that's a wad of $50s.

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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