This Instagram account of men hating life on shopping trips is just what we need right now

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Non-essential shops may be closing this week as we enter the second national lockdown of the year, but we have just the thing to help you through during their time out of action.

Someone has created an Instagram account of boyfriends and husbands absolutely dying of boredom on shopping trips – and the hilarious snaps are just what we need right now.

The account, aptly named @miserable_men, showcases a whole host of individuals who are hating life during a trip to the shops.

While the account been around for a while, it’s particularly relevant at the moment as it reminds us of the crowded shopping centre trips which used to be the norm – therefore is a lovely little dose of nostalgia. So, in a way, we are vicariously shopping through this brilliant account.

We can assume most of them are waiting for their partner to finish shopping, as many are slumped over on chairs or sofas – some have even fallen asleep from their persistent boredom.

Others can be seen holding items for their wives as they stare vacantly into the distance. 

The idea of the account is that people can submit their own ‘miserable men’ after they spot them in shopping centres or shops. The more demoralised they look, the better.

It makes sense that the account has attracted quite the following, with more than 352,000 followers. But the replies are sometimes just as good as the photos.

One person commented on a picture of a snoozing fella: ‘Beer bellies are a great support for sleeping while sitting.’

While another said: ‘Be patient, warrior.’

Commenting on someone staring into space, another follower joked: ‘He used to look forward to the weekend.’

For anyone looking for more amusement this upcoming lockdown, there’s another Instagram account that should be on your radar.

Someone else has set up an account which asks people to guess whether two people are lovers or siblings.

Followers of the @siblingsordating account can find the all-important answers by swiping right on the pictures.

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