30 Weird And Funny Things People Started Doing During The Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our daily lives and routines quite a bit. Many of us said goodbye to the morning commute and uncomfortable work clothes, and said hello to sweatpants and loads of takeaway pizza. However, as great as these things may sound, being stuck home for over a year can mess with your head a little bit – and you might even find yourself adopting weird habits you never thought you would.
Recently, TikTok user @Moneyintheblank revealed her weird pandemic habit of eating a pickle at sunset, and soon enough more people joined in with their own unique and funny habits that they formed during the lockdown. From collecting beach glass to composting things for no reason, check out some of the funniest responses in the gallery below!
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Every night at sunset I eat a pickle, and it’s my sunset pickle.
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The whole family is in on it like a communal descent into madness. We have a plastic duck. Her name is Martha. We move her around the house and then act like she got there on her own.
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This took me year and a half.
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So for the past six months, every night I go down to the Mississippi River and I stare at the huge container ships that go by. And then just like any date, I have to google them. So I log on to marinetraffic.com to see where they’re coming from or going to. And they’re all coming from really exotic places like Hamburg, the Cape of Good Hope, or Trenton, New Jersey – just, like, really cool places that we can’t go to right now. I’m in so deep that now I’ve read three nonfiction books about container ships.
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I bought my cat and I matching red silk robes and I put them on us on Sundays to watch true crime shows.
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I found this thing online about this person who kept feeding the neighborhood crows and eventually they would start to bring her gifts like little bottle caps or shiny things. And I’ve been walking around the neighborhood a lot so I figured, why not? So I just kept buying huge bags of peanuts to bring with me on my walks. And then, anytime I’d see a crow, I’d throw out handfuls of peanuts through the neighborhood. Literally just in the hopes they’ll start bringing me garbage gifts.
I don’t know where the drop location is supposed to be. I don’t know if they’re supposed to figure out where my house is. Although, I have also started leaving peanuts around my house so they can maybe connect the dots. Because of this, I’ve become crazy tuned into the sound of crow calls. So yeah, it’s been a pretty special time for me and the neighborhood creatures.
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I learned what all the birds mean according to native mythology and now I use them to predict the weather.
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I got cowgirl boots to wear while watching a horse show on Netflix.
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There’s a group of squirrels that bury their nuts in my little backyard. I gave them all names, back stories and a clan rivalry.
It’s been pretty cold and I haven’t seen them for a couple months and I really miss them…except Jason. That little fucker used to come around at 4 p.m. everyday and dig up the other squirrels nuts. But I caught on real quick. I’m watching you, Jason
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I tell my dog everything about my life. And when I feel like she has done her fair share of emotional labor for me, I go to my rabbit and I tell him stuff as well.
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I put my Christmas tree up and I haven’t taken it down. It’s almost been up for a year and I’ve changed the ornaments every few weeks.
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I live near an airport and at the beginning of the pandemic I downloaded this app that lets you check local airplane radar. Now, every time that I hear a plane go by overhead, I check the app to see where they were coming from and I imagine what it would be like if I were in that place right now.
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I put my stuffed animals in chairs and give them mugs so it feels like I’m working in a coffee shop, when I’m actually desperately alone.
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Everytime I go to the beach to walk my dog, I collect either rocks, sticks or beach glass. Here’s my collection.
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I’m an essential worker and where I work they don’t mandate our customers to wear masks so I deal with a lot of stress. So now on my Sunday I draw a hot bubble bath with epsom salt and light some candles. I put my laptop out, turn on a good show, and I make some good dinner – like something I love. And I eat my dinner in the bathtub.
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I don’t sleep through the night so at 3 a.m. I get up and eat the croissant on my nightstand. So instead of witching hour, it’s the croissant hour.
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I’ve been obsessed with the turkeys that live outside my bedroom window and every day at sundown I watch them. It’s become a ritual. I call this ‘Turkey Time.’ And it’s gotten to the point where if for some reason, due to bad weather or something, the turkeys aren’t here, I feel like my world is crumbling. They are comfort turkeys.
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I rent a place by the lake, but I can’t afford a boat. I can’t go boating and I can’t go fishing because I’m vegan. So everyday during my quarantine summer I would come out on my porch and wait for boats to go by. As the boats went by I would pay attention to what songs they were playing and I would count that as fishing for songs. I put them all on a little playlist.
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That would be the rubber band ball made from each broccoli that we’ve eaten during the pandemic.
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I got, like super into freakin composting. This is my stinky compost bucket full of stinky compost. Smells like sh*t. I have absolutely no purpose for it. I am just collecting stinky sh*t juice. Also, that system is called Bokashi Bucket. If you go to Banning’s and ask for Cocchi, it’s not going to go down well.
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Before I moved, I would go for a sunset walk every night behind my house and write the names of the people I hate in the sand.
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Practicing my goat face. Would you like to see?
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I started taking shots of maple syrup whenever I get stressed.
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Whenever I’m alone for too long and watching TV by myself [and] I have a thought about what I’m watching I will pause the TV. Pause it, look to my left as if someone is sitting there, and I will argue with myself about my opinions on the show. There’s no one there. I only play the show when I’m done saying my thought.
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These are my sticks.
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I abandoned all my previously held beliefs about religion, politics, gender identity, and sexual orientation…oh, and I started painting wine bottles!
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Cutting fabric into pieces and then sewing them back together.
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Sweeping my floor while waiting for my morning coffee is a new ritual. Every single morning, like blindly in the dark.