6 Times When We Should Have Ended 2020

August 5, 2020

The year 2020 has been a violent danfo ride with no options of letting people alight unless by pushing them into oncoming traffic. From one disaster to another, I don’t think we’ve been allowed a moment of rest since the year started. Here are 6 times the year 2020 should have ended but didn’t and now we have to suffer for it.

1. When Kobe and Gigi Bryant died

As kids, we grew up yelling “Kobe” every time we made a random shot that entered. Kobe just seemed very untouchable until 2020 took him and his daughter away from us. This should have been the sign we needed to end 2020 and start 2021 pro max.

2. World War III

After a US airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport killed the Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani, in response to thousands of Iranians taking to the street to protest, Iran Promised “harsh retaliation” against the USA and that was how the world war 3 bants began. However, we were all too distracted by the hilarious twitter jokes to see the signs 2020 was giving us.

 3. Australian Bushfire

When the Australian bushfire happened, the world was stuck thinking “what-in-the-God-of-Elisha-send-down-fire” is going on here? Australia that is popular for having some of the most dangerous creatures and rarest species lost about 3 billion animals that day. This would have been a good time to quit the year 2020.

4. Locust Swam in East Africa

What does this even mean? The timing couldn’t have been worse. 2020 was steadily giving us Egyptian plague vibes and we ignored it. We should have stood as a race and fight this common enemy but no, we gave it more chances to screw us over. 

5. Coronavirus Pandemic

It is unfair that the world has to suffer for the folly of one person. Coronavirus has taken so much from us as a race that people started speculating that it was a sign of the antichrist. From the lockdown to the letdown, it’s safe to say that this pandemic has taken something from everyone in one way or another.  This was 2020 giving us the ultimate “F*ck You” finger and yet we still haven’t quit this year.

6. Beirut Explosion

This happened on the 4th of August. Just when we thought we were finally getting a break, a fireworks factory in Beirut, Lebanon had a massive explosion and the videos circulating are blood-chilling. You can see the second wave of the explosion happen, the shockwaves, the buildings crumbling. Simply devastating.

The worst part of all this is waking up as a Nigerian in Nigeria. Your hustle gets frustrated, the naira keeps crashing, your government is claiming that COVID-19 relief funds got to everyone yet you didn’t get alert. Time to write and sign a petition for an upgrade from the year 2020.

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