Hilarious Photos of “Miserable Men” Waiting for the Shopping Trip to Be Over

For anyone that hates shopping, the hilarious Instagram Miserable Men will be painfully relatable. For years, the account has shared photos of guys begrudgingly accompanying their partners on shopping trips. Their body language clearly communicates that they're having way less fun than the person doing the buying. To ease their pain, these men find refuge in cozy chairs, on wooden benches, and even snuggled under the sheets of bedding on display.

If you've ever been to a mall, then you're probably all too familiar with this sight–you might even be the person who patiently waits for someone to finish their shopping. There are a few common themes throughout each photo, and the men pictured are usually doing one of three things: staring into space, endlessly scrolling through their phone, or taking a nap. They all go about this in their own unique way, but one thing is for sure–these guys can't wait to go home.

Celebrities can be miserable men, too:

Miserable Men: Instagram

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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