130 Photos Of People Having A Worse Quarantine Than You (New Pics)


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.

#1 Classic Quarantine Haircut

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

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#3 Spider Cat

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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.

#4 First Day Of Quarantine And My Shower Decided To Fall Apart

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

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#6 Been Home For 3 Weeks. Leave For 10 Minutes And Kids Shoot Two BB’s Through The Window

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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.

#7 Washed My Favorite Jumper

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#8 Hello, The Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Done

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#9 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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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. 

#10 Both Cars Crashed Into Each Other Today In New Belgrade

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#11 Poor Kid

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#12 Set My Remotes On My Heater While Cleaning And Forgot. Then Got Chilly

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#13 Marathon Runner Ran 26.3 Miles To Spell Out “Boston Strog” In Her Fitness App

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#14 My House After I Went To Buy Some Fruits

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#15 The Printer Exploded

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

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#17 This Is Where The Light Hits Our Bed At 8 AM

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#18 A Pipe Broke Upstairs

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

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#20 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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#21 Try Not To Sneeze When Using An Eyelash Curler

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#22 Strawberry And Gratis Snake ?

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#23 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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#24 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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#25 Wanted To Start My Day With A Big Coffee. The Splat Even Has A Face

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

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

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#28 Read A Tip Online That You Could Kill Bacteria By Microwaving Your Toothbrush Head

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#29 Got Two Identical Pieces And The One I Need Is Missing

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#30 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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#31 My Kids Waiting For The Bus Today. Happy April Fools’ Day

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#32 Thanks For Ruining My Breakfast

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#33 My Friend’s 2 Labradors Spent His Stimulus Money While He Was At Work

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#34 $5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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#35 Damn Cats

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#36 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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#37 When You Think You’re Being Discreet Buying Adult Toys Online

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

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#39 You Probably Shouldn’t Be Touching Those Right Now, Either

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#40 I Found A Black Widow Spider In My Shower Puff This Morning

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#41 Just Wanted Some Balsamic Vinegar On My Salad

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#42 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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#43 Was Feeling Lucky About Being Able To Order Flour From Walmart To Be Delivered

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#44 So Damn Close To Being Perfect

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#45 Just Finished Downloading The New Call Of Duty Game (98 Gb, Took About 10 Hours) And Then When I Went To Open It, I Had To Install A 13 Gb Update

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#46 Quarantine Is Going Well In My Neighborhood

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#47 Smashed A Costco-Sized Bottle Of Balsamic Vinegar This Afternoon

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#48 Another Case Of Someone Microwaving Money To “Sanitize It” (Source In Comments)

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#49 I Sent My Sister And Her Family A Case Of Toilet Paper Since They Ran Out. Look What Arrived. Receipt Paper

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#50 Decided To Pass The Time In Lockdown By Getting Back Into Running. Day 1, Sprained My Ankle

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#51 Self Isolation Day 7462

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#52 I Just Wanted Some Eggs

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#53 My Dumbest Injury, I Was Flipping A Steak In A Curved Pan (Like Flat Bottom Wok) And All The Butter Splashed Out

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#54 Waited For A Couple Years For My Parents To Finish This Bottle So I Could Have It. Finally Got It, And Not Even A Full 24 Hours Later, I Knocked It Over

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#55 How My Friend Is Celebrating His Birthday Today

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#56 Now We Know Who The Favourite Child Is

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

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#58 Found Out My Sink Has Been Glued To The Counter This Entire Time. I Hate It Here

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#59 Workers In My House Were Trying To Fix Old Elevator’s Motor, But They Just Dropped It

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#60 Moved Out Last Month With The GF. IKEA Closed And Canceled Our Order For The Second Half Of Our Couch. We Also Both Lost Our Jobs And It Turns Out That, As A Student And A Dependent, I Can’t Get A Stimulus Check

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#61 About Finishing The Book Only To Discover That 10 Pages Are Missing

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#62 Went Out To Buy Groceries And Beer. Got Home, Had A Couple, They Tasted Funny. Looked Closer, Realized They Had Little Mold Cities Floating Around Inside

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#63 Finding A Hundred Dollar Bill In The Parking Lot Only To Learn It’s Movie Prop Money

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#64 Today My Husband Discovered It Is Possible To Recline The Reclining Chair Too Far

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#65 All My Quarantine Work

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#66 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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#67 My GF Bought This Very Attractive Easter Egg For Me, Which I Then Left In The Sun

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#68 Got My Diploma Today

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#69 I Have Been Dieting And Fitting Back In These Pants Was One Of My Goals. Today Is The First Day Since Four Years That I Could Wear Them. One Hot-Water Bottle Later

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#70 Buddy Sent Me This. Cast Iron Pan That Decided It Was Tired Of Their S**t

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#71 Had A Leak Develop In Our Laboratory This Morning. Nobody Was On Campus To Catch It, So There Was 4 Inches Of Standing Water And Countless Ruined Pieces Of Equipment

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#72 My Roommate Made Soup

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#73 So, This Happened Today

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#74 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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#75 Accidentally Ordered A 25-Pound Bag Of Sugar, As Opposed To A 5-Pound Bag. Left It On The Table For A Bit, And Then My Cat Found It

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#76 I’m 20 Years Old

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#77 Thoughts And Prayers Please

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#78 Doggy Had An Accident. Roomba Found It

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#79 I Washed And Dried A Paycheck And Didn’t Realize Until I Put On My Work Jacket

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#80 1 Month Of Self-Isolation And My Ceiling Decided It Was Time To Share The Breakdowns

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#81 Oh, Brenda

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#82 Just Finished My 499 Piece Puzzle

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#83 On Hold With Covered California For Over 11 Hours Because They Canceled Our Health Insurance

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#84 I Was So Excited For My Hair Dye To Get Here

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#85 For God’s Sake

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#86 I Ordered 6 Bananas

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#87 My Nose Is So Big My Mask Split From The Tension

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#88 Ordered A New Right Arrow Key For My Laptop For $8, But They Gave Me A Left Arrow Key. I Can’t Place It In Upside Down Because The Corner Of The Right Arrow Slot Is Slightly Cut Off

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#89 My Landlord Sprayed Painted This Tree Guard And The Wind Blew The Paint Onto This Persons Dodge

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#90 It Was 60 And Sunny Yesterday. Forgot To Put The Top Down

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#91 The Amazon Package I Ordered Came With An Empty Used Cough Drop Paper Inside

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#92 Ordered Butter From Amazon Fresh – They Substituted A Box Of “6” Organic Waffles

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#93 Good Thing I’m Working From Home Today

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#94 My Girlfriend Picked Up The 2mm Instead Of The Number 2

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#95 Was Making Night Peas And Completely Missed The Friggin Cup

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#96 Just Switch My Bedroom Around Yesterday And How I Woke Up This Morning

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#97 I Got Transferred To A New Location At Work. This Is My New Break “Room”

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#98 You Had One Job, Eraser

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#99 My Neighbors Are D***s. This Is The 3rd Time They’ve Thrown Their Mattress In Such A Way That I Can’t Even Open My Gate

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#100 My Day Is Ruined. Cat, I Live With, Ate My Favourite Sock And Threw It Up Onto My Newly Changed Bed Sheets

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#101 After Being Depressed In My Room For The Last 2 Weeks, I Decided To Get Up And Make Alton Brown’s Peanut Butter Cookies

No one told me the oven has been overheating and within 3 minutes, all but 3 of my cookies were completely burned on the bottom. I’m going back to bed.

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#102 Day 7 In Quarantine: Don’t Ask, But I Somehow Vacuum Sealed My Vacuum Sealer

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#103 Ended A 12 Hour Shift Falling Down Some Stairs And Spraining My Ankle And My Family Doesn’t Believe Me Because It’s April 1st

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#104 Everyone Including My Parents Forgot It Was My Birthday Today, So I Improvised

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#105 The Hail That Just Hit My House. There Were Thousands Of Them This Size

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#106 When Your Husband Says He’ll Take Care Of Lunch

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#107 Tried Something New During Quarantine, Turns Out I’m Bad At Spelling

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#108 I Broke My Simpsons Shot Glass

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#109 This Was On My Friend’s Local News. I Laughed So Hard

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#110 Not Just Today, 2020 In A Nutshell

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#111 I Was Cooking Eggs And Then My Salt Shaker Broke

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#112 The Amount Of Waffle Batter My Wife And Kids Left For Me

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#113 I Just Wanted Some Potatoes With Dinner

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#114 Tried Opening Soup With A Knife Cos I Was On The Phone

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#115 In Quarantine Got A Foot Of Wet Heavy Snow. No Power. No Heat. Generator Won’t Start

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#116 I Spent Over 4 Hours Baking A Cake Only To Immediately Drop It

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#117 Took Me 4 Days To Build My Kitchen. When I Was Done, I Saw This

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#118 Woke Up This Morning And Found This On The Stove. I Guess My Wife Wanted A Ginger Ale Last Night, But The Can Didn’t Want To Share

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#119 Did Y’all Know That A Small Percentage Of The Population Is Allergic To Mango? Yeah, Me Neither

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#120 Bringing In The Groceries

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#121 Heard A Loud Bang From The Kitchen

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#122 All Of My Cutting Boards Died This Week

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#123 Everyone Wants A Skylight Above Their Bed Until It’s A Full Moon Night

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#124 Men Only Want One Thing

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#125 Oops

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#126 Some Idiot Got Their Car Stuck. It Was Me

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#127 My Quarantine Birthday Is Going Well

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#128 Tried To Give Myself A Fade Last Night

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#129 We Were Watching TV And Someone From Across The Way Dropped A Box-Frame While Moving Apartments. This Is Our Living Room Now

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#130 My Mom Set The Microwave For 75 Mins. And Not 75 Secs

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