Since the coronavirus outbreak, more and more people are starting to work and study from the comfort of their own 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, they will probably tell the Internet all about your fiasco as well.

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

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Umami
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After 'viewing' Bored Panda all these years, i created a login just to upvote this!

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However, don't let these funny examples 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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European other
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2 months ago

That's hilarious ! It would have been hard to do the meeting !

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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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2 months ago

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

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

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Calypso poet
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2 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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RJ
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2 months ago

I always have to mute myself. When my son had a class meeting I threw a blanket over em.

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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2 months ago (edited)

That sounds like the coolest teacher ever!! Wish my teachers were that easy going!! They are not worng though IT IS THE FUCKING APOCALYPSE!!!!

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Chloe Drury
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2 months ago

HAHA

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European other
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2 months ago

So are you a vet ?!

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0foxgiven
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2 months ago

I hope your boss wasn't mad XD

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CodingGirl04
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2 months ago

That's a large meeting

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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2 months ago (edited)

yikes that sounds familiar

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Gert
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2 months ago

Don't feel bad, in many of the meetings I've been in, "I like banaaaaanas" would by far be the most sensible thing said.

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This girl went to the bathroom during zoom meeting

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Shawn
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2 months ago

Wow she carried it in there , was looking at it and couldn't figure out oh my video is still going... jeez

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Clavelle
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2 months ago

Hilarious

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NeverGoWoke
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2 months ago

🙄

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NeverGoWoke
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2 months ago

Good! 😂

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JazzyWorld
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2 months ago

Bad timing. Happens to the best(ish) of us

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0foxgiven
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2 months ago

just like a real classroom :D

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savannah burrows
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2 months ago

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

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Isn't it buck naked??

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Ines
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2 months ago

<3

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savannah burrows
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2 months ago

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

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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2 months ago

what else is new

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SilverRozFox
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2 months ago

You can raise hands and so other things on zoom so that it isn't everyone talking at once.

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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2 months ago

Probably not 😂😂 but to be fair none of us are okay right now

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Jace
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2 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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JazzyWorld
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2 months ago

Been there

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Clavelle
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2 months ago

Lol.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

Pretend a temporary connection loss and solve the problem.

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Jace
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2 months ago

There is plenty of stuff worse than that.

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REDNEKNATION
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2 months ago

might get a promotion now if they liked the cocktails

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Evil Little Thing
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2 months ago

What gets me about this one is that it's being recorded with a phone camera, so it's clearly not the first time he's done it.

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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2 months ago

UM first of all who the fuck does that irl???!!!

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FÛŁŁ_ÊFFÊČT
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2 months ago

So um how do we listen?

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