Everyone working from home has produced one silver lining – meeting and livestream mishaps. From the poor uni student who went to the loo in front of her class, to that priest and his blessed FB filters, these innocent fuck-ups fill me with a satisfying, unapologetic sense of schadenfreude. With this in mind, the following story of a boss stuck in a potato filter for the entirety of her work meeting may be the crème de la crème of all online mishaps so far. Put simply, I shat myself with joy.
A Twitter user shared a screenshot of a recent work call she endured. “My boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off,” @PettyClegg posted today, “so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting.”
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 1 L & 2 E’s but pronounced Rachel (@PettyClegg) March 30, 2020
The tweet has since amassed over 350k likes in less than a day, and understandably so.
Punters quickly championed Potato Boss™ for being a relatable queen.
How I be feeling these days pic.twitter.com/xGWg453RNh
— lil (@lilmarob) March 31, 2020
Microsoft, itself, even chimed in on the gag.
TOO FUNNY! ????????
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) March 30, 2020
Aside from the boss being – you know – a potato and all, I’m mostly in awe of everyone in the meeting being able to maintain their composure. I mean, it’d take some awe-inspiring levels of self-restraint not to completely malfunction with laughter.
Anyway, may Potato Boss™, who has now become a symbol for those trying to persevere during self-isolation, have a better day tomorrow.
Iconic.Image: Twitter / @PettyClegg