By Quinn Eaton
Though this is under the news section, this surely isn't breaking news to anyone. There actually wasn't even a vote, but if Time Magazine did decide to award "Worst Year Ever," 2020 has an unbelievable resume. I think we can all relate to this picture from The Simpsons with Homer wistfully muttering "Oh will this horrible year never end?" That, quite possibly, is the worst part: we still have a ways to go. It's like we are a little over halfway through the workday and we spilled coffee on our shirt that we had already spilled coffee on that morning and spaghetti sauce on at lunch. The shirt is a disaster, but hey, might as well power through for the rest of the day. The following phrase either really works with that metaphor or cancels it out: 2020 is a wash.
The world has taken gut punches and uppercuts ALL YEAR LONG. If 2020 was a boxing match, they would have called it a long time ago. Instead, our figurative trainer is patching up our wounds with Elmer's Glue, tying our hands behind our back, and telling us to get back out there. As we hopefully dodge the inevitable jabs and body shots, the times we are living in have truly tested two sayings that often brought me comfort:
"It can't get any worse."
"We can only go up from here."
Have you ever loathed a year more than this one? Have you ever longed to run into someone at Walmart? I hate going to Walmart and I hate running into people. I'm not a huge stop and talk guy. Thanks to 2020 turning the world upside down, I'd love to go to Walmart and see someone, and that concession is a testament to how crazy this year has been.
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