It isn't clear why Reddit experienced a brief outage around 12:23 pm EST on Monday, but what we can tell you is people did not know what to do with themselves while it was happening.
Reddit Outage Map
It's already bad enough if you had to drag yourself back to work on a Monday morning for a minimally satisfying 9-5, but to get hit with such a blow when the need for distractions is high - that just doesn't even seem right. See some of our favorite tweets below in response to the crisis.
Reddit's down? Does that mean we have to have....... human interaction? *Cringes*
#reddit is down. Guess a lot of babies will be conceived today or at least at lot of talking with the wife.... Neither sound very appealing right now.— xR (@XR2Good) June 11, 2018
Arrgh when are you coming back @reddit
You are needed!
You mean we actually have WORK to do??
oh reddit is down? how am I supposed to pretend to work— joel (@10velociraptors) June 11, 2018