Since the coronavirus outbreak, more and more people started studying and working from home. Some of them, however, are as tech-savvy as my 89-year-old grandma and are running into some problems.

It's a good thing if your issues revolve around things like setting up your workspace and trying to find out where to plug the wires in. You spend some time googling it and take care of it. But if you can't handle a conference call, I have some bad news for you. Not only will your colleagues make sure you remember it, but they will also probably tell the Internet all about your video call fiasco as well.

From a not-so-secret bathroom trip to a rogue potato boss, here are some of the funny fails people have recorded during their Zoom video chats.

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Lazy Farmer
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11 months ago

BAHAHAHA! I bet this experience was worth years of team building events! 😂😂😂

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However, don't let these funny Zoom fails to discourage you from video-calling your colleagues. "Most creativity is done in face-to-face environments," Nicholas Bloom, an economics professor at Stanford University, told Vox. "It encourages you to be ambitious and motivated. Full-time at home can be pretty miserable. Most people don’t enjoy it, you know, week in week out." 

The expert predicts that, in general, productivity will be down dramatically. "I think even if this all returns to normal, there’s going to be a long-run cost. 2020 is going to be the year of lost innovation. If you look 10 years from now, there’s going to be a hole in new patents and new products and new ideas and great inventions that just didn’t happen in 2020, 2021. Think of scientists or engineers. How can they work properly at home? They’re being sent home, but I suspect they’re really not being very constructive."

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

I wouldn’t have been able to concentrate on the meeting with my boss looking like that. I would be laughing too much.

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According to Bloom, the main thing we all can do to counter this is to recreate social contact, ideally using video conferencing, two ways. "For example, the whole group can meet for a 30-minute video chat at 11:00 every day to catch-up on their personal situation, chat about the news or life in general — no work talk." For individual interactions, Bloom said that managers should aim to spend 10 minutes video-talking individually to each of their employees every morning and every afternoon. "This is time-consuming but critical for keeping employees happy and productive through the next few months."

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savannah burrows
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11 months ago

now try it with two cats two ferrets and three cats!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

Bahaha, that’s epic. The ending made it so much better.

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Calypso poet
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11 months ago

Is your kid Gene Belcher?

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So, I have a parrot and online classes. We are not required to have video in the online class, so we just connect our microphones. Today, my bed, was extremely comfortable. As I got up at 10 am to join the online meeting in Zoom, my bed started calling me. I felt it. I joined, and didn't mute myself. Normally I'd mute myself because I have a parrot. My parrot is an Indian Ringneck, and those bastards are loud af. I decided to fall asleep through the whole class as my bed felt so good. Only after I woke up an hour after the class I realised I was still in the meeting with an unmuted microphone. I texted one of my classmates and they told me they couldn't have a normal class, and the teacher didn't know how to kick me out. They also said they tried talking with the parrot, they told me he said "Hello" and "What you doing" and then proceeded to repeat "ok" for the duration of the class.

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Elsker
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11 months ago

so much for Zooming from bed...

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Jace
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11 months ago

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Its not the fucking apocalypse. Chill out. Things could be worse than this. They will be, if idiots keep panicking.

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Chloe Drury
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11 months ago

HAHA

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

Well that is certainly some interesting art.

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Grace Marraffa
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11 months ago

I’m one of 7 children

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CodingGirl04
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11 months ago

That's a large meeting

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Ninja Kitty
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11 months ago

To be honest,I would probably do the exact same thing!

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Josie
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11 months ago

If my kid ever does that im not going to be mad im going to laugh

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This girl went to the bathroom during zoom meeting

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

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Clavelle
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11 months ago

Hilarious

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NeverGoWoke
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11 months ago

🙄

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NeverGoWoke
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11 months ago

Good! 😂

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Ximenna Jimenez
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11 months ago

Oof xd

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Jace
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11 months ago

Well that was stupid of the instructor.

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savannah burrows
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11 months ago

oh no who found this out the hard way?!?!

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Tabitha L
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11 months ago

Isn't it buck naked??

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Ines
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11 months ago

<3

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savannah burrows
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11 months ago

when your coworkers see what your place looks like on a day to day basis haha

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Bob Beltcher
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11 months ago

I haven't shaved in over a week and No longer wear undies. Still make sure to put pants on though.

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European other
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11 months ago

Yeah, who decides who is going to speak next ?!

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European other
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11 months ago

That's not a great approach to encourage children to enjoy maths !

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Jace
Community Member
11 months ago

Has it not yet been made clear to everyone that such devices are NOT the way of the future? They’re not AI. They’re artificial stupidity, and constantly data-mining their customers.

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Vero Morales
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11 months ago

Lol!

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Clavelle
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11 months ago

Lol.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

Pretend a temporary connection loss and solve the problem.

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European other
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11 months ago (edited)

It could have been better than the correct class !

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REDNEKNATION
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11 months ago

might get a promotion now if they liked the cocktails

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Shawn
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11 months ago

That'd be me, except everyone would be like what's that weird bubbling sound we keep hearing

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Shawn
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11 months ago

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Sounds like a possible nice show for the coworkers, how nice of ya in these trying times.

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boredkoala
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11 months ago

I want him as a teacher!

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