20 Times Video Conference Calls Went Hilariously Wrong
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Video conferencing is new to a lot of us, and that means there are bound to be incidents. At least we can all laugh at ourselves!
Now that the entire world is attempting to conduct their business from the comfort of their homes using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or a number of other video conferencing apps, we’re bound to run into some glitches. There are plenty of etiquette rules you can now ignore because of coronavirus. But refraining from using the toilet, for example, during a video call with your boss is a professional behaviour that’s definitely still firmly in place. Now, get ready to have a hearty chuckle at these video conferencing fails.
You snooze, you lose:
I’ve already managed to embarrass my self in class ……. how u ask ? Falling asleep during a zoom class ??? covid can’t stop me #zoomfail
— berto (@robertoE421) April 10, 2020
Around the world, we’re all feeling the struggle:
Behind every successful woman is an unsuccessful man not wearing any pants:pic.twitter.com/GZsKPsXhub
— Joshua Ray-venge of the Fifth (@joshuaray) March 24, 2020
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Conference call mistakes can cross international borders, too:
— Zoom Fails (@ZoomFail) March 25, 2020
YouTube is really cracking down on the local pre-kindergarten crime syndicates:
my wife was doing a webcast for her pre-k class but YouTube shut it down for copyright infringement because I was watching WrestleMania VI in the background
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Sometimes, you can definitely lay the blame on Zoom:
Even when you’ve got everything under control, your quarantine buddies might not:
Pro-tip: if you and your husband are both working from home, check to see if he's on a four-way video call BEFORE running past the office naked to get a towel from the linen closet. #RealStory #COVID19 #WFH https://t.co/axghUWjvs2
— Christina Kerby (@ChristinaKerby) March 13, 2020
Even well planned webinars aren’t safe:
This just happened. Live on a webinar.
Ironically I was just talking about what fear does to the brain.
How it shuts down our ability to think clearly and deliver results and BOOM! Right in the middle of my sentence, the green screen crashes down.
— Anneli Blundell (@AnneliBlundell) April 8, 2020
It wasn’t even a “casual Friday”:
day 1 of WFH and i already burped on a bluejeans meeting thinking i was on mute?
— dula peep stan account (@grtbarrierkief) March 16, 2020
Kids do the darnedest things:
WFH diary, day 1:
? Power went out during recording
? Contruction workers are extra loud today
? Daughter walked in on a meeting singing “I like banaaaaanas” at the top of her lungs
— Howard Pinsky (@Pinsky) March 13, 2020
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It’s not just us employees who are facing hard times on these video chats:
my boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting pic.twitter.com/uHLgJUOsXk
— Rachele with an e but pronounced Rachel (@PettyClegg) March 30, 2020
We’re just glad our ears don’t hear as well as our computer’s microphones:
First class of the day, Professor asks us to unmute our Mic's to make the classroom setting on zoom more "real". Now listening to lecture plus 2 people breathing heavily and 1 munching on chips loudly into the mic #COVID19 #Virtual #ZoomUniversity #zoomfail
— John Kemper (@jtkemper_) March 30, 2020
We may be at home, but that doesn’t mean we should feel right at home:
Has anyone else forgotten they were on a video call for work and just lifted their shirt up over their head? ?#zoomfail
— Sydney (@sydneykempler) March 25, 2020
Please, please don’t do this:
— Zoom Fails (@ZoomFail) March 23, 2020
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Make sure you double, triple, maybe even quadruple check that invitation list… Just in case:
I made my first Zoom FAIL. I accidentally invited one of our founders to my family's cocktail hour last night. LOL we all had a good laugh but oops! #zoomfail ?
— Amanda Mulay (@amandamulay) March 30, 2020
If you learn nothing else today, pay attention to this:
A lot of blood is running cold due to this tweet. https://t.co/dbcN6GZtee
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) March 30, 2020
Take a deep breath, and check out these funny work jokes that will help get you through the week.
We miss you, office… We really, really do:
Day 3 of WFH and my family started screaming while I was in a meeting and my coworker remarked: "Now I understand why you prefer to go into the office everyday."
— rimsha (@rimshutup) March 18, 2020
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At the end of the day, we all know who the real stars of quarantine have been:
The story of my WFH ? pic.twitter.com/WlGNpb2ToF
— டோனி ஸ்டார்க் – Tony Stark (@psam1997) March 18, 2020
Leave it to these hard-working cats to get the job done.
Or maybe our pets are getting (quite literally) sick of us:
The people on this conference call don’t know, but I BARELY muted my micrphone before my dog did something I can only describe as a yell barf.
— Hand Stanitizer Horaczek (@stanhoraczek) March 18, 2020
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Shush, Alexa—we’re trying to have a meeting:
I'm in a WFH meeting and my Google Home just answered a question someone on the video call asked, unprompted.
I nearly jumped out of my skin. pic.twitter.com/Z5Bv4coG3u
— Ashley is Staying In (@missalwayswrite) October 16, 2019
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Choose your backdrop wisely:
The subject of every WFH Zoom meeting is actually "oh so that's where you live."
— R/GA (@RGA) March 11, 2020
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It’s completely OK to laugh. Start with our funny work cartoons, and please, please remember these people before you hop on your next video conference call.