The sight of thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters raiding the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was shocking, to say the very least.
It was hard not to respond to the chaos with utter disbelief, especially when unsettling images of rioters stealing lecterns, putting their feet up on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and triumphantly posing in Congress while wearing a Viking costume began to flood social media. Many questioned how these people were able to break into one of the most secure buildings in the world with more ease than most of us have popping the childproof cap off a bottle of aspirin. Or poaching an egg. Or even calculating a tip.
We mean, even Area 51 had better security than the White House on Wednesday.
And this is the exact thread of thought that many Twitter users ran with Wednesday and Thursday when they began to share the humdrum everyday places and things that seemed more difficult to access than the Capitol.
To read the most relatable — or hey, infuriating — ones, just scroll down.
It’s harder to get in a Trader Joe’s during a pandemic than it is the capitol
— brown suga (@BR0WNSGA) January 6, 2021
it’s literally harder to sign into gmail from a new device than it is to breach the capitol walls
— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) January 7, 2021
— Billie (@_BillieBelieves) January 6, 2021
It's harder to get this PS5 then it is to get into the US capitol
— Afronaut🧃 (@bubba_sauls) January 7, 2021
— Canesh✨ (@Cee_Div6) January 6, 2021
it was harder for olivia jade to get into usc than it was to get into the capitol
— jarvis johnson (@jarvis) January 7, 2021
It’s easier to get into a capital building than it is to get into Costco without a membership.
— 𝔾𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕠 ☄️ (@GER4RDOSTX) January 6, 2021
I seen better security at Disneyland's Grad Night than the US Capital.
— Soul Blazer (@Classicpumas) January 6, 2021
Formula at MF Walmart pic.twitter.com/jKJPt9a1pP
— Jen Stever, M.F.A. ❄ (@JenStever) January 6, 2021
it’s harder to put on jeans after a shower than it is to get into the capitol
— samantha (@manthhaaaa) January 6, 2021
Nah cuz it was harder to get into Popeyes when they debuted their chicken sandwich than the Capitol
— Top🇬🇾Shotta (@WellBehavedMelo) January 6, 2021
it’s harder to get a plan B from walgreens than it is to enter the literal united states capitol building
— cherry🍒 (@cherryemojigirl) January 7, 2021
If you know…you know. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/tqavkkf5V9
— ~ Survivor of the Kettle War ~ (@cheeseybites16) January 6, 2021
It’s harder to get a #COVID19 vaccine than it is to get into the Capitol.
— Shematologist, MD (@acweyand) January 7, 2021
my lego capitol had better security pic.twitter.com/FbL7gPcvPb
— Seamus McKiernan (@chezseamus) January 7, 2021
Wherever this guy works. pic.twitter.com/TO0i05sOJR
— Sorry to this man (@Jillove1) January 6, 2021
The Capitol had more security on my DC field trip than it did yesterday during a planned raid/attack.
— Emily Diehl 🔮 (@iamemilydiehl) January 7, 2021 Get the inside scoop on HuffPost Register for free to get the Insider newsletter, events and more Join HuffPost Today!No thanks. Important conversations are happening now. Add your voice! Join HuffPost Today! Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost