At this point, we’ve seen it all. Attorney-turned-cat tuning into a Zoom court hearing? Check. People showing the reality of their ‘domestically imperfect’ Zoom backgrounds? Yep. Awkward Zoom calls that are too weird for this world? Done.

With the worldwide pandemic changing the ways we interact, remote communication became a salvation until it became a curse. And now, as we've all turned into Zoomers to some degree without being asked if we wanted to or not, the daily online calls, aka “Business on Top, Party on the Bottom” are becoming too much.

So no wonder people suffering from Zoom call exhaustion took it to Twitter to share some of the most painfully accurate tweets about what it feels like when you cannot find an exit button after a 10-hour-long bender. Let’s see some of the most relatable posts right below and be sure to upvote your favorite ones.

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Alex the awful German
Community Member
1 month ago

gooooood boooooiiiiiiiiiii

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PandaMoniKim
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1 month ago

Love it!

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Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we are on video calls more than ever before, and many find it exhausting. Compared with face-to-face communication, a Zoom call “requires more focus than a face-to-face chat,” said Gianpiero Petriglieri, an associate professor at Insead. In fact, video chats require us to work even harder to process non-verbal cues, and it consumes way more energy than it would normally take.

So, in reality, Zoom fatigue is not only in your head. To find out more about this relatively new condition, Bored Panda reached out to Lina Survila, a global tech PR and chief editor at Abstract Stylist. Lina told us that since Zoom calls are now the “main source of interactions we have with other people,” it has changed our day-to-day lives in such a way that “we never truly get off the screens.”

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BananaJo
Community Member
1 month ago

omfgggg

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kasa alex
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg...so that's why random people's names get lit up in Zoom calls even though they aren't speaking...

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“Our kids go to school via Zoom, we go to work meetings, and after, we even hang out with friends there,” Lina said and added that it has become “our next social, mental, and even physical problem to solve.” “With emotional health being one of the main topics during the pandemic, people tend to entertain themselves as much as possible to stay positive. But with that being the case, there's also exhaustion.”

Such fatigue manifests in the ways we now consume content online. “We see a positive increase in reading 'slow' content rather than quick news. For example, the most-read content on Abstract Stylist during the pandemic is outgrowing your friends, surviving breakups, and similar.”

Lina added that, “on the other hand, with digital life gone sour, all we can do is laugh and make the most of it.”

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Sum Guy
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1 month ago

Happened to me when I had to use teams... I disconnected the internet

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kasa alex
Community Member
1 month ago

Or cats stretching from people's laps

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Lxm
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1 month ago

Private message works almost as well

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thisisanalt
Community Member
1 month ago

what does wfh stand for

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DforDory
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1 month ago

Somewhere in the world it's already afternoon,so you can have a drink at any time 😉

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On the other hand, our intense online presence isn’t the only cause for Zoom fatigue and lockdown, social isolation, and the lack of entertainment are all feeding in. As a result, it no longer matters whether we are introverts or extroverts; people are all getting equally exhausted as the disruption during the unprecedented pandemic has touched virtually everyone.

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahaha... why do we feel the need to wave at all after any type of video call

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Kebnekaise
Community Member
1 month ago

Laughed so hard

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Konpat
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1 month ago

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You'd rather received 1000 e-mails?

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White Paper Tsuru
Community Member
1 month ago

Or better yet, your cat wakes you one minute after your zoom meeting started... like mine did today

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Yeah, you heard
Community Member
1 month ago

You attend online meetings naked?!

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According to Professor Petriglieri, the ways we communicate during a pandemic has our social roles collapsing since everything we do happens in one confined digital space. “Imagine if you go to a bar, and in the same bar, you talk with your professors, meet your parents, or date someone. Isn’t it weird? That's what we're doing now… We are confined in our own space, in the context of a very anxiety-provoking crisis, and our only space for interaction is a computer window.”

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
1 month ago

*insert ursela laugh*

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

Hope you got the job though.

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Catlady6000
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1 month ago

It's why my video is off

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#18

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thisisanalt
Community Member
1 month ago

NO

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Konpat
Community Member
1 month ago

Brilliant!

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Even if we Zoom in to see our friends for a virtual party, it’s essentially the same kind of meeting we had an hour ago with our coworkers. “It doesn't matter whether you call it a virtual happy hour, it's a meeting, because mostly we are used to using these tools for work,” explained Gianpiero Petriglieri. For this reason, it’s becoming almost impossible to shift from the daily tasks and commitments, whether they’re work-related or take your free time.

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

before last year, i didn't even video call family and friends... now everything is a video call

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Theo C
Community Member
1 month ago

so trueeeeeee....

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#22

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White Paper Tsuru
Community Member
1 month ago

Automagically is my new favourite word

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#23

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Theo C
Community Member
1 month ago

FRIEND GOALS

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#24

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zims
Community Member
1 month ago

For a second I forgot # also meant pound, so I was like "This person has had a hundred and thirty dogs?!"

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaaawwww - true love

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Kaidanne Report

Wendillon
Community Member
1 month ago

I need to try this one!

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Sista of the moon
Community Member
1 month ago

Gud catto

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#28

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Just to let them know that you're still there

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BananaJo
Community Member
1 month ago

They forgot "akward wave when you're trying to find the 'leave meeting' button"

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Konpat
Community Member
1 month ago

Zoomination?

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zims
Community Member
1 month ago

Me at a virtual job interview, wearing a full set of clothes for the first time this month and makeup for the first time in 6 months

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Phoebe Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

BAHAHA

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#33

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jonelle007 Report

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm pretty sure this is a highlight of those meetings

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tagaq Report

『•• espresso ••』
Community Member
1 month ago

yess

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#35

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lungeIo Report

Paul Budhram
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup

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#36

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RodLacroix Report

Sista of the moon
Community Member
1 month ago

I say *sorry my mic was being funky

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#37

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ass_deans Report

Linus Nilsson
Community Member
1 month ago

At first I was confused, then I saw the profile pic

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NifMuhammad Report

White Paper Tsuru
Community Member
1 month ago

This

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#39

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roobeekeane Report

Ian Koch
Community Member
1 month ago

he has the depresso.

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Ginny Weasly
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, oh no. NO!

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EZBreezyVA Report

Theo C
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't get this one, can someone explain?

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MikeZakarian Report

Theo C
Community Member
1 month ago

Sigh, the 80's were so wrong...

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hellocmb Report

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
1 month ago

And they can put you on full screen too

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#44

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garyfromteenmom Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I pull the "Wait I need to disconnect and re-connect as I need to change to wi-fi!" card. Anything to avoid the odd small talk.

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jonlovett Report

Sista of the moon
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes

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happpysoup Report

Theo C
Community Member
1 month ago

YES

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TarSamMD Report

Rukkia
Community Member
1 month ago

In my experience, partners and kids are pros at this. My son can stay in his room all day, soon as I step out to get the mail, front door is locked and he is calling me asking where I am. It is eerie.

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DocEBROhimi Report

『•• espresso ••』
Community Member
1 month ago

dogs coming to save us

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BridgetMarie Report

BananaJo
Community Member
1 month ago

the struggles of life

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JuliaFtacek Report

AqualiaGuineaPiggyWolfCat
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1 month ago

and?

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