It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began and most of us are still working from home. We may be well past the Zoom fatigue phase, but the awkwardness around turning on cameras while working from home still remains as viral videos of Zoom mishaps appear on our feeds. We’ve compiled a list of hilarious tweets from people working from home who aren’t entirely comfortable with switching on their cameras during meetings as we enter another year of remote working.
When my boss says, “Hey why is your camera off? I want to see your face!” in zoom meetings when I’m working remotely, I panic like Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire did when the social worker shows up and he slams his face into a meringue pie.
— Faux Ma (@Faux_Ma) February 24, 2021
My nightmare scenario is me leaving my camera on after I think a Zoom meeting has ended and someone seeing how I eat a bowl of popcorn when I think no one is looking.
— Akilah Green (@akilahgreen) March 16, 2021
whenever two people in a zoom meeting happen to turn off their cameras at the same time I imagine they are briefly leaving to do a quick little kiss : )
— Karen Chee (@karencheee) January 18, 2021
Happy one year anniversary to the day that the camera on my laptop “stopped working”
— Sweet Momissa (@sweetmomissa) March 11, 2021
im officially doing all my zoom meetings in my bonnet. if you need me to be on camera then you need to take me as i am. jesus said come as you are.
— tracy the business goose (@brokeymcpoverty) September 30, 2020
zoom meeting twt space pic.twitter.com/uDoPAVflW6
— ًhana (@rsvogues) May 15, 2021
I thought it was kinda rude that the person I just met in the zoom meeting assumed I had kids, until I realized I was taking notes with a sparkle pencil and a ducky eraser
— Real Life Mommy (@reallifemommy3) May 14, 2021
My brain: Don't wave "goodbye" at the end of this Zoom meeting. It's the goofiest looking thing you do every week.
Don't do it. Just leave the meeting. Don't wave.
My arm: pic.twitter.com/MEeMlA53HL
— Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) May 17, 2021
[team zoom meeting]
boss: everyone turn your camera on today
me: [covered in cheetos dust] well sonofabitch
— Dadman Walking (@dadmann_walking) March 25, 2021
Accidentally turned off my camera instead of my microphone and let everyone in this meeting hear me blow my nose.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) February 17, 2021
"Can everyone please turn their cameras on" is now the worst thing to hear at a work meeting.
— Northern Lights 🦖🦎🐢 (@PinkCamoTO) January 15, 2021
I deserve an Oscar for my performance as attentive, engaged employee on a Zoom call while his toddler has an epic tantrum off camera.
— Dude-Bro Dad (@thedadvocate01) August 4, 2020
There is a guy on this Zoom call who doesn't know his camera is on and is aggressively picking his nose so if you need me I'll be rifling through the Corporate Handbook to find out what the rules are on reposting this video to social media stay tuned you guys
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) February 11, 2021
"Put on your shirt and turn on your camera!" has become the new "Have a great day! Love you!" at school dropoff. pic.twitter.com/G7GBEmlYv9
— Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) November 18, 2020
I haven't tried skydiving but I imagine the rush is like joining a zoom meeting with your camera already on.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) April 28, 2020