Watch these penguins' complete bewilderment as they fail at a basic life skill.

If you’ve ever found yourself completely bewildered by a very simple situation, take comfort: you’re not alone.

In this viral video, a group of Emperor penguins demonstrate their total inability to take a waddle by the ocean — a pretty basic life skill for penguins, it would seem.

The feathered critters are NOT HAPPY when they find a rope tied across their path, and try a series of manoeuvres to navigate the baffling object.

The results are as humiliating as they are hilarious. Take a look:

Go home penguins, you’re drunk.