The ongoing debacle over the government shutdown in the U.S. could drive some to despair.
But unlike their political representatives not everyone is taking the stoppage sitting down - they've taken to their social media networks to heap scorn on various politicians and parties.
If the U.S. government does not increase its $16.7 trillion borrowing limit, it will not be able to issue debt to pay its bills, leading to a possible default. The Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other but many are also blaming both sides for failing to come to an agreement.
Here's some of our favourite clever memes making the rounds on social media.
Plus a video: