1. As The Need For Bras Went Down, The Need For Toilet Paper Skyrocketed
In January, everything seemed okay. Besides the Australian wildfires, things didn't look so bleak until mid-February when the world turned upside down. As soon as people started to believe coronavirus was an actual threat, they ran straight to the toilet paper aisles to stock up.
While we still can't explain why the need for toilet paper was so high, we know that the use of bras went out the window. Who needs to wear one when all we do is sit at home? The importance of masks is confusing because of the conflicting theories, and coffee has been our only constant throughout this time.
2. 2020 Is One Step Ahead Of Everyone
Throughout this year, we have all been trying to get ahead of the impending doom that is 2020. However, at every turn, it seems the disaster is always one step ahead of us all. No matter how much you try to prepare, this year will come up with new ways to get worse.
Even if you tried wearing a suit of armor, 2020 will come at you and find even the smallest weak spot. Between the Giant Asian Murder Hornets and the confusion of coronavirus, you never know what will come next or hope to prep yourself for it.
3. This Year Is Going By Incredibly Fast And Slow At The Same Time
Even though February was an extra day longer this year, it felt like the month went by in a minute. Then March hit, and it felt like time was standing still as we all locked ourselves inside to hide from all the bad things going on in the world.
Maybe we are only noticing how time feels this year because of all the other issues going on, or this is just the worst year ever. Whatever the case is, we have two months left, and they might last a lifetime if we aren't lucky - and luck is definitely not on our side.
4. That Is Not A Drink We Would Willingly Take
Please try to think of something worse than prepping for one of the most awkward, invasive, and uncomfortable procedures of your life. The colonoscopy prep drink not only tastes disgusting but the after-effects, well, those are horribly unpleasant also - just like this year.
No one willingly drinks that stuff unless they absolutely have to, and no one chose the outcome of this year, but we all have to live through it. We will be feeling the effects of this year for a very long time, just like those who have to drink this stuff.
5. There Are Too Many Disasters To Choose From
If a time traveler came to warn you about all the things taking place this year, would you believe them? We would probably think they were crazy not just because they claim to time travel, but also because of the things they said would happen.
Who would have believed that the entire world would be wearing face masks, staying six feet apart, and everyone would lock themselves inside their homes for upwards of six months? If you said this last year, people would have laughed in your face and told you it was impossible, yet here we all are.
6. When Horror Movie Characters Aren't Scary Anymore
How is it that the girl from The Ring isn't even the most bizarre part of this photo? She actually looks like she is supposed to be there because anything is possible in these weird times. She and the Pope actually look like they came from the same photo while everything else looks photoshopped.
What makes this photo even stranger is that everyone is there for what appears to be a funeral, yet the president is smiling for this photo op. Maybe he was confused about the tone of the day or why people seemed so somber, but he will never not smile for a picture.
7. This Year Gets 1 Out Of 5 Stars Because 0 Stars Isn't An Option
If you have ever written or read a Yelp review, you know how brutal people can be. There isn't an option to mark something with zero stars, so one star is the lowest rating. Now imagine what those harsh critics would say about 2020 if they could review it. You know all the Karens would ask to speak to a manager.
A Yelp review for 2020 would probably sound something like this: "If you have to live through 2020, we highly recommend avoiding it. Between the copious amounts of banana bread and toilet paper, it was not worth the long wait. The service is horrible, and no one ever knows what is going on. Plus, the other customers were rude and started rioting. It was a mess. 10/10 would not return."
8. What Happened To The Banana Bread Phase?
Remember when everyone was calmy, letting their bananas over-ripen so they could make a loaf of banana bread? That seems like it was years ago with all the rioting and madness that transcended a few weeks after the bread boom.
After everyone consumed their copious amounts of bread, they moved on to the next phase of 2020, which was abolishing the police, rioting, and looting. While some of it might have been over the top, others would disagree. We just don't know how it quickly went from one to the other.
9. This Year Requires Its Own Textbook
When people look back on 2020, they will wonder how so much happened in just 365 days. This year will go down in history, and when students learn about it in the future, they will be cramming to study all this information for their final exam. This year could be an entire history course on its own.
While people our age only had to remember the World Wars and the Civil War, children in the future will have to learn so many things that will never make sense to them. The chapters about 2020 will be dreaded and complained about, but at least they didn't have to live through it.
10. Choose Your 2020 Outfit Of The Month
January began with people wondering if there would be a WW III, and then we forgot about that and moved onto the fires burning in Australia. This was followed by everyone questioning the virus, and then people realized it was much more serious than we could have imagined.
We strapped on our beekeeper suits in May because concerns grew about murder hornets for a few moments, but that died down rather quickly when the riots began. Luckily, there is an outfit to match every one of the situations that have ensued, and they come in a wide range of sizes for all body types.
11. Let's Blame Everything On The Aliens
In September 2019, a group of Redditors decided to storm the mysterious Area 51. Coincidentally, things started to go wrong right after this happened. That seems rather suspicious, doesn't it? Is it possible that they made the aliens angry, therefore causing this series of unfortunate events?
Did those people unleash something more powerful than they could have imagined, and now they are hiding to protect the real secret from being revealed? This is all speculation, but it would be much more interesting than the reality we are facing at the moment.
12. What Was The Reason Behind This Series Of Events?
Everyone believes in different things, and we are the type of people that think things will happen because they are meant to be. However, we are still searching for the reason why all of these terrible things have happened this year. What did the world do to deserve this collective karma?
Maybe in the future, we will all figure out that this horrible year happened to open our eyes so that we can make real changes. Or we will learn nothing, and the universe will be disappointed that it caused all this damage for us to return to our old ways of thinking.
13. What's Next? Volcano Eruptions Or Tsunamis?
So far, we had terrible wildfires, a widespread plague-like virus, killer insects, and next on the list is awful hurricanes. Have you completed your apocalypse Bingo yet? There will probably be hail storms or extreme snow in the last two months of the year, so that is something to look forward to.
Don't put away your Bingo board just yet because you never know what final tricks 2020 has up its sleeve. For all we know, things could take an even worse turn during the final weeks just to start the new year off even worse.
14. Who Is Going To Get Us Next?
Whether it's an asteroid or an alien invasion, everyone is expecting more horrible things to happen anyway. It's like there are things lined up waiting their turn to push the people to their limits. "Oh, you haven't invaded their planet yet? I'll wait to cause the next mass extinction after you are done with that."
If we were the asteroid or the aliens, we would go for another planet because this one has too many problems right now. They would be scared if they came here at a time like this. Instead of making this year harder, come back at another time.
15. Can This Wait A Few Years? We Are Dealing With A Lot Right Now
This is just what we need at a time like this, an underwater ghost village rising from the sea. Of all the things you can think of, this is not what you want to add to the list for 2020. Why can't we discover that unicorns are real or that dogs can live forever? We need something positive to happen.
The ghost village was apparently frozen in time, but when it thaws, those ghosts are going to wish they had stayed frozen. Even the ones doing the haunting wouldn't want to experience 2020. They said, "Boo this," and escorted themselves back into the frozen waters.
16. From The Writers Of Game Of Thrones, We Present: 2020
As the writer and director of Game of Thrones, George RR Martin knows how to make a scary and epic medieval atmosphere. He jokingly said that he directed 2020, and it wouldn't be the strangest thing that we've heard this year. It would actually make sense if he orchestrated this chaos.
Between everything that has been going on like the rioting, looting, and police violence, it does seem as if it came from a GOT episode. We have gone back in time to rampant disease and civil unrest; therefore, not much has changed since medieval times.
17. The 2020 Mug, So You Can't See What's Coming Next
This mug is so helpful because it pokes out your eyes when you try to drink something, and then you can't see what is coming next. You can forget about all the things that could happen during the next few months because you will be too focused on the pain this mug caused you.
We aren't sure why someone actually made this cup, but we know they weren't thinking about the usefulness of the design. Who could comfortably drink out of this without actually poking their eyes out? It's a mystery that will never be solved.
18. "Prepare Yourself For The Triggering Content You Are About To See"
When people watch documentaries about this year, they will wonder how anyone survived. As they see how people dealt with the virus and refused to stay home, they will think everyone was crazy. It will be difficult for people to comprehend why this year turned out so horribly.
When documentaries are made about 2020, people will wonder if it is a horror movie or real life. Living this year was a nightmare, so we can only imagine how it will appear on camera when it is all played back for us to watch. They need trigger warnings for those films.
19. The Closet Thing To Traveling Is A Trip To The Fridge
When the clock struck midnight on New Year's Day 2020, everyone made resolutions to travel more and make this the best year ever, but those plans quickly came crashing down when travel bans were announced. The most exciting trip people took this year was to and from the refrigerator.
They might not get to see the Sydney Opera House this year, but they could make their dish rack look like it. Instead of watching tropical sunsets, people changed their screen saver to slideshows of previous vacations so they could reminisce on the good old days when traveling was allowed.
20. Let's Bring Back Joe Exotic And Carole Baskin
"Carole Baskin killed her husband; she whacked him. Can't convince me that it didn't happen." Earlier this year, Netflix released Tiger King, and it seemed like the most bizarre thing we would ever witness. However, looking back on it, that seems fairly normal compared to other events.
Would you believe that a man who owns a tiger zoo, who had two husbands, and tried to run for president would be the most normal part of 2020 because we didn't? Also, Carole Baskin probably got away with murder, and we all just brushed over that like it was nothing because there were so many other crazy things happening.
21. Minesweeper: Corona Edition
At the beginning of the pandemic, people were still traveling, but countries quickly started to close their borders. As people tried to plan trips, they realized their options were more and more limited. At one point, it was like a game of Minesweeper because people didn't know where an outbreak would pop up.
Maybe you can go to Turkey or Ukraine. You can try your luck in Portugal, but you never know where the mines will show up. Once you hit one, it's game over, and you have to start all over again. However, in real life, starting over means going to quarantine and waiting for test results.
22. What You Ordered Vs What You Got In The Mail
When people made New Year's resolutions for 2020, many of them had to do with health and fitness. However, when everyone was in quarantine making loaves of banana bread, those goals went out the window. Instead of losing the holiday weight, people put on the quarantine fifteen.
Some people thrived with their health and fitness goals, but most people lacked the motivation to do anything but watch Netflix and snack all day. While people wanted to look like Aquaman by the end of the year, they might have to settle for the knock off version and try again in 2021.
23. One Month Of This Year Feels Like An Entire Century
The calendar shows that March only had 31 days, but it felt like 1,000. It was like time was standing still while we all waited for the lockdowns to end, but now we know that those wouldn't end for months. After March, the rest of the year flew by in the blink of an eye.
It is like March lasted for five years, so the rest of the year was sped up to make up for the time wasted in one month. We know it sounds strange, but think about it; that is really how this year has felt for most people.
24. Introverts Are Thriving This Year
If you are an introvert, you know that this has been the best year for you because you were never forced to go to social gatherings that made you uncomfortable. Also, you were already prepared to stay at home all the time, unlike your extrovert friends.
Introverts had to teach extroverts what it was like to stay home and be alone. It was a hard lesson, but they finally figured out that being alone sometimes is okay, and you don't always have to be surrounded by people to have fun.
25. "Please Turn Your Cameras On For Class"
Teachers everywhere are frustrated because students can easily ignore class when they turn their cameras and microphones off. It is like they are teaching to an empty room because people are playing video games or online shopping instead of focusing on classwork, but can you blame them?
There is no accountability for online learning, and when you are in a college course with over 50 students, teachers can't see everyone. It is so easy to log on and walk away from the computer without the professor knowing. You just have to show you are online to get the attendance credit.
26. The Worst Flavor Possible For One Of The Worst Years
There is nothing more disgusting-tasting in this world than drinking a glass of orange juice right after brushing your teeth. It is the worst combination in history, and if it were made into a bag of chips, that would be the equivalent of the year 2020.
No one wants this flavor, no one needs this flavor, and that is everyone's exact thoughts about this entire year. We didn't want it, and we didn't need it. Everything about this year is just as gross and offputting as drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth.
27. "How Did These People Survive?" - Every Student Reading About 2020 In The Future
"What do you mean March 2020 spans over four units? How are we going to learn about anything else this year?" Those students will question how the world became such a mess within months as they learn about all the horrible events in 2020.
We wish all future students good luck when they have to memorize all these facts for their history final. We can barely get through living this year in real-time, let alone reading about every detail, and having to remember it for a test.
28. "Only Highlight The Important Information"
People should start buying stocks in highlighter companies because they will be the most used school supply when they learn about this year in their history classes. Every single fact will need highlighting because each event connects and causes the next horrible event to happen.
The pandemic caused so many problems, and we would rather use a black sharpie to cross everything out so we could forget about this year altogether. We might as well just shred the whole book before it gets published because no one wants to think about 2020 after it ends.
29. Somewhere In A Bunker, A Conspiracy Theorist Is Going Mad
Somewhere out there, a conspiracy theorist is locked in his home with one of those crime scene detective bulletin boards that have a bunch of news articles so they can figure out the truth behind these so-called theories. Someone needs to check on those people and make sure they get a breath of fresh air.
This has been the busiest year for them because there are so many unknown things, and we can only speculate. While most people won't buy into these theories, some people truly believe them.
30. Two Months Left, Yet Is Feels Never Ending
When we say six months, we really mean two months, but time feels never-ending at the moment. We might as well just give up now because the real apocalypse could happen any day now with our luck.
Maybe if we all survive this year, we will be rewarded with immortality because nothing can hurt you once you have lived through 2020. Who knows, maybe this is the year the world will end as the Mayans predicted, and we just read the calendar wrong in 2012.
31. Can You Give Us A Better Hint?
This villain has to narrow it down a bit. Is he March, April, May, June, July, or November? We need better clues to figure out who he is trying to be. His superpower is time-travel, so he skipped 2020 and didn't understand that each month of the year was the worst one.
This villain is probably December because that will be the big grand finally of the worst year ever, so the universe has to think of ways to top the other events. Maybe the Grinch will really steal Christmas this year, but his heart won't grow so nothing will be returned.
32. Never Ask "How Can Things Get Worse?"
People are laughing now, but we think everyone has realized that the more jokes we make, the worse the year gets. What if we all stopped joking and took things seriously? Would things start to improve because everyone would be following the rules finally?
Those who are still making jokes are probably regretting that right about now. With America on the verge of civil war and a second wave of the virus in most places, no one should be laughing anymore. The jokes are self-fulfilling prophecies, so stop saying them.
33. Is There An Option To Skip This Episode?
If The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and The Purge were mashed together to create a movie, it would be exactly like 2020. Between politics, the virus, and the unruliness of everything, we are living in these three shows as they overlap.
When people start rising from the dead, we are on the next space shuttle off this planet because we don't know how much more we can handle. You are welcome to join us on that spaceship because everyone needs a break right about now.
34. News Anchors Have Been Very Busy This Year
We bet most news anchors can't wait till they can travel again so that they can get a vacation. It seems like they have been working around the clock to update people about the pandemic and the upcoming elections. There were no slow news days this year.
Besides their never-ending work, they barely had any good news to share because each day, things continued to get worse even when people thought that was impossible. Yet here we are, and things are continuing to go downhill.
35. Oops Wrong Computer
Why couldn't the Area 51 guard play something like Sims or Animal Crossing? Why did he have to turn the world into a live stream of GTA? With the guns, violence in the streets, and lack of concern for human life, we are pretty much living a Grand Theft Auto scenario.
First, he started playing Plague, and millions of people died. Maybe he will play Doom next, and the world will end. Who knows what will be next, but we should all prepare for something big considering the year is nearly over, and there hasn't been a grand finale.
36. Another Karen Strikes Again
This year has been filled with hate, especially from women who fit the Karen aesthetic. Those who are racist, ask to speak to the manager, and have no regard for anyone else in the world. This woman called the police because someone had a different skin color than her, and she got fired from her job.
People cheer when racist people get what they deserve. It's the 21st century; why can't we accept everyone no matter what they look like or where they come from? Let's all go into the new year with a positive and accepting attitude to make the world a better place.
37. Anytime Someone Says, "2020" In The Future, We Will All Be Triggered
"Hey dad, what happened in March 2020?" "Too much, son. Too much." When your future children ask you about this year when they grow up, what will you tell them? Where will you start? It is too much to summarize in a few short sentences.
The future children will have to take a whole course just to understand everything that caused this disastrous year. So much can happen in 365 days, apparently. We aren't even finished with the year, and there are so many things that could still go wrong.
38. They Changed The Virus Name To Better Fit The Year
Technically, the virus started in 2019 in China, so it is called COVID-19; however, this news station changed it to fit the year better. In 2020, the virus really took a toll on the world, and this might be what they are calling the second wave.
As we enter the last few months of the year, we are in the endgame to leave this all behind us and start fresh in 2021. While that might not actually happen, we can all do our best to stay safe and make sure this goes away as quickly as possible.
39. You Have A Lot To Catch Up On
Imagine someone in a coma woke up in the middle of the year and had no idea what was going on in the world. That is like those people who were locked in the Big Brother house and had no idea there was a global pandemic. They were cut off from the outside world until the show made an announcement.
How do you explain to someone that there is a virus killing people worldwide, and no one really understands how it spreads or how to contain it? If we woke up from a coma in 2020, we would wish to go back into one until the year was over.
40. Sugar, Spice, And Everything Horrible From History
When an almighty force was thinking about 2020, they added a dash of the Spanish flu, a sprinkle of the civil rights movement, and a pinch of the great depression—all of these ingredients combined to make this nightmare.
Where can we find this mad scientist to blame him for everything that has gone wrong? When we ask for positive news, are we asking for too much? In our lifetimes, we can't remember anything similar to this, but at some point, it will end, and the world will regain some normalcy again.