Remember COVID-19? The tiny virus that has wreaked havoc across the world, has killed 6.68 million people worldwide so far, with 658 million cases registered? Yes, it started 3 years ago this month.
Thankfully, it’s (more or less) under control thanks to regular vaccinations, maintaining good hygiene standards, and plain old physical distancing in public. But it’s still realistic to think about all the lockdowns, working from home, living in the unknown and the like in just a few years.
It hits even harder for those who lost loved ones, or at least made some regrettable decisions before or during the pandemic. People are sharing their regrets online after someone asked on Reddit. In hindsight, what a decision people made [butt] During a pandemic?
And people responded. and then KristenBellTattoos.com Now we have compiled this beautiful list of the best answers from the viral thread. And then you scroll down to check it out, upvote, comment, all that jazz and then you leave your own sad judgments in the comment section below.
And then we all read them and expressed our support.
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Forcing “essential workers” to continue to show up every single day and do the entire job they signed up for with little or no risk pay. Worse yet, it leaves people with no consideration for the apparent spike in homelessness.
Adopting a pet subject to a stay-at-home order. Many people did this because of the loneliness and being at home 24/7. Then people go back to work, the pets are suddenly alone for 8-12* hours a day and then the shelters are filled to capacity and now these adorable babies are down to relieve the overcrowding problem. is being kept which many shelters were facing.
The number of children who were forced to live inside with their abusers. For some reason, many people don’t consider this aspect of things.
I heard a scary statistic that reports of domestic abuse have decreased during covid… this is scary because the victims were isolated from their friends/family and stuck with their abuser, so on their behalf There was no one to report.
Closing outdoor spaces along with schools. I’m sorry, the park is closed? Are hiking trails closed? National parks are closed? Why?!
Buying a pet they couldn’t afford to keep after the pandemic was over. Many animals are in shelters or euthanized because of it.
All those idiots who bought pallets of hand sanitizer and toilet paper to sell at a markup and then ended up not selling and still have those pallets in their garage.
My friend found an above ground pool on clearance for $199 right at Lowe’s when the pandemic was starting. He texted me about it and said there were too many babies and I should take one quickly. I was too cheap to buy one. I regretted that decision every day for the next year.
Paying $300 more a month in rent to be close to my job and not have to set foot in an office.
bought a dog He grew up with us almost 24/7 after never leaving the house. Now he is neurotic and cannot be left alone. #brittanyspaniel
Just a pack of toilet paper, a pack of antibacterial wipes, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and a can of Lysol. To make sure everyone else doesn’t have anything.
A day ago all hell broke loose.
Retirement incentives for older employees, especially airline pilots
A major reason for the many problems with travel in 2022 is that during the height of the pandemic, a large proportion of pilots were pushed into retirement.
Now travel is back to pre-pandemic heights and airlines are like “F**k… who’s going to fly a plane?” Like looking around.
Drinking too much Well, drinking too much and joining an online casino. Does nothing for your savings, I can confirm.
A group of people in my area decided to buy a house in the countryside under the assumption that they would work from home forever. Many workplaces are now hybrid or have reverted to being entirely personal and all are stuck with long commutes and less affluent people in rural areas are being priced out.
Not getting household expenses under control Second, I was out of a job but on the hook for an expensive lease. All those new hobbies were fun, but now I want to save rather than have a basic knowledge of gardening.
oh man Number of people who filed for unemployment who were not eligible and are now receiving overpayment notices with a 30% penalty fee.
I am talking about 20-36k due to overpayments.
The worst claimed 750 per week for 52 weeks plus a 30% penalty
While giving up trying to make new friends, it’s been much more difficult for me to make friends since the pandemic and I’m not entirely sure of the source.
Not quitting your dead-end job and playing video games for a year like so many others. Instead continued working for complete douchebags who only trashed me when “my services were no longer needed”…
Golf courses put a pool noodle in the hole and you can’t get it out. If you hit the noodle, it counts as making a hole.
For some reason it was unsafe to hit the ball into the hole, but it was perfectly fine to hit the noodle into the hole.
I would say that people largely avoid all communication, even virtual communication. It’s hard to keep in touch with friends when they say “I don’t do teams”.
Oh and that bit at the very beginning where public health officials were telling regular people not to wear heavy duty masks and those masks weren’t necessary so that health care workers would be good enough… 🤦
I understand the effort, but we should have funded mass production on a larger scale and encouraged people to reuse one mask per person, disinfecting between uses.
It was a huge L, probably the biggest mistake of the whole thing if I had to guess.
(Not counting those who lied for profit as wrong because they did so knowingly and fully knowing the consequences)
Telling people that masks work and then banning people from getting them because health workers need them first.
It created a lot of mistrust of the CDC and caused a lot of damage because people who had access to it kept it hidden.
Not understanding the bailout system well enough to make my family a ton of money through fraud. #PPPloan sorry
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