Dear 2016: It's over between us
Updated 4:49 PM ET, Tue December 27, 2016
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Pack your bags; we're done. It was one disappointment after another with you.
Just how bad were you? Let us count the ways.
You just took and took and took, 2016
John Glenn lived enough life for three people as a history-making astronaut, presidential candidate and US senator. You took him, too.
They're all gone, too, because of you.
2016, you unleashed hell
The numbers are just mind-boggling:
More than 80 in the Nice truck attack.
44 dead in the Istanbul airport blast.
32 in the Brussels bombings.
49 in Orlando, in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
You dished out a lot of misery
It's impossible to candy-coat it, 2016. When it came to misery, you went full-throttle.
You forced thousands from their homes with historic flooding in Europe, in North Korea and in Louisiana, the worst in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.
You brought trouble to the skies, too.
In November, a jet carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia, killing 71.
As if all that isn't enough, you broke the record for the hottest months ever.
You tore us apart, 2016
We're glad the elections are over, but the wounds you inflicted will take a long time to heal.
But hey 2016, we'll give you this
More big stories from 2016 ...
... including the year's best pictures, in-depth reporting and a look at the year ahead, go to CNN.com/2016.
Oh, and during your watch, the US unemployment rate sank to 4.6%, the lowest in 10 years.
So yeah, you were better than, say, the year the bubonic plague took hold in Europe, eventually killing a third of the population. But that was 1348.
The best part of you, 2016, is December 31 — the day you slink out of town.
Let's hope 2017 is as good as you were bad.