‘Zoom fail’ wasn’t even a phrase or concept just a few short pre-coronavirus months ago.
In these strange Covid-19 times in the face of lockdowns we’ve all had to become masters of video meetings. Well, some more than others, right?
It’s been an en-mass global crash-course in the likes of Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams, especially for work. Those multi-person hook-ups have been a wonder of modern technology on the one hand, and the source of fantastic isolation amusement on the other when a family, friend or workmate Zoom fails.
Most of us have guffawed at a colleague switching work, teacher and parent hats all in the space of a single home office invasion, or winced at our manager’s David Brent-like attempt at humour via fake backgrounds. But let’s go next level: how about the boss who is always a potato, or the student who broadcast her toilet break to the class?
Here are a few epic Teams and Zoom fails that remind us that even though we have been isolated and separated during coronavirus lockdown, and some of our relationships have degenerated into packets of screen time, occasionally we have been more human than ever before.
Epic Teams and Zoom fails during coronavirus lockdowns
Let’s start with the classic: “OMG he’s only wearing undies and forgot to turn the meeting off.”
Ms Potatohead, is that you?
This compilation includes the college student toilet break.
And here we have The Office’s David Brent-like background behaviour and, it seems, someone who thinks it’s real. Plus, the kid who scolds his nagging mother while speaking with the professor.
Was work life more productive before we all came home for Covid-19? Maybe. Have Zoom fails given us a welcome glimpse into the humanity of our fellow students and workers? For sure!