5 Occasions When It Feels Like Time Stands Still

August 14, 2020

Einstein told us that time is merely an illusion. I’m forced to agree with him because there some times when it seems like time suddenly slows down or stops unprovoked. Read on to see the occasions when time wants to play around with your head.

1. When you’re planking

Black-man-plank-shutterstock_40063723 ...

I can bet that planking was invented by the devil himself. When you’re planking, 2 minutes feels like two hours. 0/10 do not recommend.

2. When you’re waiting for HIV test result

If you’ve ever gotten tested for STD’s you know that 5 minutes you’re supposed to wait for the result is 3 hours. When the lab technician/doctor brings your result and is wasting time, this is you:

Key And Peele Reaction GIF

3. When you’re waiting for pregnancy test result

nervous kiersey clemons GIF by Flatliners

Women know that the three minutes you wait for after peeing on a stick feels like time is crawling on its knees. Next time you will not have premarital sex.

4. Writing an exam you didn’t study for

nervous scared famous GIF by VH1

This one is the worst. When you first see the exam questions and nothing looks familiar. You didn’t study, so there’s nothing but inshallah and vibes in your head. You thought the exam was for two hours but you feel like 6 hours have passed since you started chewing your biro. God help you.

5. When you’re starving and the delivery guy hasn’t brought your food

This one is a matter of life and death. You’re starving and on the verge of death. In fact, your belly button is rubbing your backbone. You sharply order food and they said it’ll be delivered in 30 minutes. That’s long but you don’t have a choice.

season 1 crying GIF by ThePassageFOX

Then you start to count the minutes one by one. 45 minutes has passed but in reality, it’s only been 3 minutes. Kuku kill me.

This is the one you should read next: 6 Ways To Catch The People Owing You Money.

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 30, 2019

With No Nut November FINALLY coming to an end, we’ve decided to mark the torturous month with some more horny content. After quizzes that guessed how many people you’ve slept with, how good you are in bed and who you’ll sleep with next, this one will guess when next you’ll get lucky. Take it to […]

October 10, 2019

2019 is certainly Burna Boy’s year, but, if we are being honest, so was 2018. Since his transcendent mixtape, Outside, the afro-fusion star has refused to get his foot of our necks — dropping a string of fantastic singles and then capping it all off with his career-best album, African Giant.  So, in a bid […]

November 22, 2019

It can be very stressful when you’re trying to find the love of your life, but you only keep meeting people that are exactly like your yeye ex. To help you be more aware of that problem, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know the kind of people you are attracting. Take it to […]

March 24, 2020

While we know that a lot of the best Nigerian artists deservedly have fans across generations, that won’t stop us from attempting to guess how old you are based on your taste in Nigerian music. So, take this quiz to see if we got it right:

More from Inside Life

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

September 13, 2022
Vs The World is a Zikoko original video series that follows best friends Astor and Hassan as they take on the world.
August 23, 2022
Zikoko Ships is a Zikoko Original series where we invite two people who share a relationship to play the Zikoko card games
December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X