Teleconference or Zoom meetings were the norm when working from home during the recent pandemic. Like you, I have had many memorable [?] moments!.
Please allow me to introduce you to the few participants, I have engaged with through my many Zoom meetings.
Say hello to…
- Darth Vader or the heavy breather– this is someone who doesn’t realise that they are breathing into the phone. It feels like they have walked up a few flights of stairs. Can’t they hear themselves?
- The Muncher– this is someone who loves having a crunchy snack or two during the meeting. Have you heard someone like that? it’s pretty annoying. At one point I did want to ask them to suck on a lozenge or candy but I realised that their sucking could be annoying too!
- The Typer– this is the person who is feverishly typing on his/her laptop (please tell me they are typing the minutes of the meeting) and not replying to their mates on Facebook!!
- The Whisperer– we can still hear you even if you think you are quiet or talking in a low tone. Talk about your date later thank you!
To all these teleconference participants, I have a humble request – please use the mute button on your phone while you are either munching or typing and come back when you have something to say.
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