It goes with out saying that the coronavirus pandemic has utterly modified all of our lives and what our day after day appears like. It’s secure to imagine that we’re greater than able to kick the overwhelming majority of those New Normals to the curb and return to doing issues like, I dunno, standing nearer to somebody than six toes and even indulging within the occasional high-five, and a really, very slim share of those pandemic modifications can be missed. Having the luxurious of working from residence AKA not placing on actual pants day by day has been good.
There may be one factor that has grow to be normalized through the pandemic, nonetheless, that we as a collective society want to drag the plug on instantly. And that factor is puzzles.
It may be exhausting to attempt to discover new methods to fill the time by means of month after month of lockdowns, I get it, I do. However that’s no motive to resort to willfully doing a puzzle, as if it’s enjoyable, as if doing a puzzle is one way or the other an gratifying exercise. Puzzles suck. They suck ass and everyone knows it. Why have we been pretending in any other case? Why have we been mendacity to ourselves? To our kids? No. No extra. This has gone on lengthy sufficient.
Puzzles, from begin to end, are a rip-off.
The first step, you purchase a puzzle along with your hard-earned cash. Step two, you stare on the items dumped in your espresso desk going, “Uhhhhhh the place’s the blue piece? No that’s the mistaken blue piece. That’s the mistaken blue piece. That’s the mistaken b—” etcetera for hours, even days. Step three, ultimately you end the puzzle and uncover that, shock shock, it’s precisely the image it advised you it was going to be. Now what? Now you do it another time?
Are you aware how insane that’s?!
I’d slightly mow a golf course by reducing every blade of grass with nail scissors. That isn’t an exercise, that could be a type of torment that belongs within the dungeons of Tartarus. The one factor extra psychotic than subjecting your self to finishing a puzzle time and again is finishing it as soon as after which preserving it. Does it do something cool like after you end constructing a mannequin airplane? No, you simply stare at it, as a result of it’s a puzzle. Okay. Cool. So you may have the image on the entrance of the field framed and on show, besides it doesn’t even appear to be the image on the field, it appears like shit as a result of it’s a fucking puzzle.
Go purchase a desk from IKEA and spend your free time placing it collectively and taking it aside, since we’re doing issues that don’t make any sense. No less than everytime you resolve you’re lastly completed you’d have a goddamn desk.
Look, all I’m saying is that you simply deserve higher. Selecting to spend your time doing puzzles is like if the Donner Celebration nonetheless had rations however some man was like, “Alright who’re we consuming first?” NO. STOP. There are OPTIONS. Moving into claymation or puppetry could be a much less miserable and higher use of quarantine downtime. Say no to puzzles.