Of all the things that changed along with the Covid-19 pandemic, the way we do school and business was a huge one. Although we may all feel like we’ve lost 2020, if there’s someone who came out on top it would be Zoom.
Zoom is a program where you can do video calls and conferences, and all of a sudden became the leading way that folks are connecting for school and for work. From kindergarten to the virtual boardroom, Zoom is being utilized across the lifespan for human activities to continue despite the fact that we can’t necessarily physically be in the same place.
There’s lessons on Zoom, activities, social gatherings, work meetings, and classroom instruction. Almost everything is getting covered on Zoom, and many of us are learning how to cope with that all at the same time.
Since this is all new to most of us, there’s been a steep learning curve when it comes to the etiquette and preparation for these calls. With the emergence of Zoom being the new meeting space, we’ve had to learn to wear pants, mute our children, and resist the urge to genital slap our partners in the face.
13 Hilarious Tweets About How We’re All Coping With Zoom Calls
1. Keep your nipples to yourself, just think of the children!
My dumb ass logged my son into his Zoom class and I ain’t have no shirt on Lmaoo all I heard was 15 Lil ass voices saying ewwwww
— a breast of fresh air (@joinez) May 19, 2020
2. Always screen-share cautiously.
Boss: Can you share your screen?
Me [frantically closing every browser tab about how to cure Erectile Dysfunction]: OKAY GIMME A SECOND
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) April 30, 2020
3. Someone please kick me, I’m stuck in a loop.
Zoom calls this month: 40
Times you’ve said “ok great” on them: 40,000
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) May 19, 2020
4. You have now reached the “ya know, fuck it!” portion of quarantine.
The day you realize it’s ok for your 3yo to skip her zoom circle time, the second part of your quarantine life begins
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) April 21, 2020
5. That’s just the new normal.
Me to my kids in ten years “Santa comes THROUGH the zoom”
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) May 19, 2020
6. It’s a new skill.
Gonna update my CV to say "survived 1000 Zoom calls that should've been an email" as part of my achievements in 2020.
— alanah torralba (@alanah_torralba) May 18, 2020
7. A serenade, perhaps?
My son just sang, “Boat’s n’ Hoe’s” to his elderly choir teacher on zoom so I think that about wraps up homeschool for today.
— Maryfairyboberry (@MaryJustice86) May 6, 2020
8. Pandemic rules!
My husband attended a zoom meeting for work and the boss started the meeting by saying “I know this is a beer mug, but I’m drinking root beer.”
But they might have implied it wasn’t alcoholic, but they didn’t say for sure it wasn’t.
Take note of this work from home loophole.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) April 28, 2020
9. A glamorous cameo.
Put on a little makeup in case I end up in the background of my 9 year old’s conference call.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) March 23, 2020
10. Hello, yes, I also need some help.
Son [on Zoom call with teacher]: I don't understand this math homework.
Teacher: Okay let's go through it, but remember that you can always ask your parents for help, too.
Me [joining Zoom call]: I don't understand this math homework.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) May 18, 2020
11. We’ve all been there *smiles in cringe*
There’s awkward and then there’s “the zoom meeting is over and you and one other person can’t figure out how to leave the meeting” awkward.
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) April 2, 2020
12. Demoted from the list of fave coworkers.
I didn't think I could hate my coworkers more until one of them was not muted on a Zoom call while chewing gum.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) May 20, 2020
13. The world is really fucking weird now.
I just got screamed at for not waking up my 10-year-old early enough so she had time to take a shower, do her hair, and decide on a shirt for her Zoom call with her class of 30 tiny Brady Bunch boxes.
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) April 16, 2020
Who knows- maybe the world will continue to carry on over Zoom and we’re all just a few floating space chairs away from being like those chubby little humans in Wall-E. Either way, for now we’ll continue to watch those little boxes of people we know float around our screens as we try our best to cope with the numerous misfortunes of 2020.