If you woke up with a serious case of the Mondays today, it might be time to put things in perspective.
Here are some individuals who had a much rougher weekend than you did, and probably need a pretty stiff drink right about now — so stop your whining and just be thankful, mmkay?
1. Mike Pence
On Friday night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence decided to treat himself to a night of theatre, and went to go see the musical Hamilton on Broadway (because I guess he somehow missed the part about the multicultural cast and progressive views?). Following the show, the cast addressed the VP-elect after taking their bows, by saying:
We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold ourAmerican values and work on behalf of all of us.
Pence was apparently already leaving the theatre as the cast addressed him. However, Donald Trump was quick to call the incident “harassment,” and demanded an apology from the cast. The move prompted outrage from other conservatives, who felt the need to instigate a boycott against Hamilton (a brave and noble move, considering the show is sold out until 2018).
Mike Pence, ever the politician, claimed that he “wasn’t offended” by the cast’s address, and “really enjoyed the show,” despite the fact that his presence in the auditorium elicited boos from many audience members.
While, I don’t feel terribly sorry for Pence, this level of discomfort is well-above that of any hangover I may have experienced this weekend.
2. Kanye West
Kanye experienced a string of erratic concert performances this weekend, which angered his audiences and illicited criticism from social media.
In addition to declaring his support for Donald Trump last week, Kanye used his concert in Sacarmento, California this past weekend to publicly bash both Jay-Z and Beyoncé. As if this alone weren’t enough to piss people off, Kanye apparently also came onstage an hour late, only performed three songs, then ranted for 40 minutes before dropping his mic and walking offstage.
Following the incident, Twitter roasted the rapper with a #KanyeIsOverParty, declaring that Kanye’s popularity was officially dead.
Not surprisingly, Kanye cancelled his next concert following the bizarre Sacramento performance.
So, if you think your weekend was bad, just remember: at least you didn’t put your foot in your mouth to such epic levels that Twitter was forced to declare your existence “over.”
3. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan, clearly looking for an opportunity to stay relevant, dished out a very Mean Girl comment on Ariana Grande’s Instagram this weekend — which was a rookie move, considering the ferocity of Ariana’s fans.
It all started when Grande posted a selfie with model and actress Dove Cameron. Lohan apparently decided that the best move was to simply comment, “too much makeup.”
As it turns out, Lohan issued the same comment on multiple Ariana Grande photos, deeming them all to have “too much makeup.”
Some people took umbrage to Lohan’s rather flippant remarks, and decided to troll LiLo’s Instagram in retaliation.
Instead of writing “too much makeup,” however, Ariana supporters wrote “too much drugs” on Lindsay’s photos. Because that is the mature response, obviously.
While this whole story is preposterously trivial, and picking on Lindsay Lohan is essentially like kicking a B-list kitten, this incident certainly puts Lohan in the running for “worst weekend.”
There’s only so much effort I can put into recapping all of the Starbucks drama as of late, so here’s the extremely succinct version:
Some racist Trump supporter went off on a Starbucks employee for taking too long with his coffee, calling her “trash” and accusing her of “white discrimination.” Before he left the premises, he declared loudly that he “voted for Trump.” After video of the incident went viral, Trump supporters subsequently decided to “boycott” Starbucks by telling baristas that their name was “Trump” — a move which was meant to needle the liberal company. Supporters of the Starbucks “boycott” shared photos of their cups on Twitter with the hashtag #TrumpCup.
Obviously, Trump supporters failed to realize that giving Starbucks money is still giving Starbucks money, regardless of whether or not you’re an assh*le about it.
However, my sympathy lies with the numerous Starbucks employees who had to put up with this bullsh*t. They had a worse weekend than all of us, hands down.
5. This Capybara
A new episode of BBC’s Planet Earth II aired on Sunday night, and featured a jaguar fighting and killing a caiman. The violence was probably somewhat scarring to many viewers — but NO ONE was more shocked that this lone capybara, who was watching the incident nearby.
Look at his face. That is the face of pure shock and horror.
You may have had a rough weekend, but this capybara has seen some serious sh*t.
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