A woman has shared the hilarious moment her boss accidentally turned a potato filter on during a video meeting and couldn’t figure out how to turn it back off
With many places currently on lockdown, life as we know it has changed drastically.
The vast majority of people are currently working from home in attempt to help limit the spread of coronavirus.
And it’s fair to say this time away from the office has proved tricky for some.
Recently, a priest in Italy attempted to livestream a mass but found himself experiencing some rather amusing technical difficulties.
This week, Lizet Ocampo, the Political Director at People For The American Way found herself making a similar type of blunder, when she accidentally turned herself into a potato on screen during a video meeting – and couldn’t figure out how to undo it.
One of her employees, Rachele Clegg, captured a screengrab of the hilarious moment and shared it on Twitter, where it quickly went viral.
She wrote: “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.”
More than 500,000 people have liked the post with over 122,000 people retweeting.
Microsoft even replied to her post saying it was “TOO FUNNY!”
Lizet has since joined Twitter to respond to the viral tweet and share a few puns.
She joked: “I yam potato boss. You should see me in a crown, right @billieeilish?
“I yam glad this is making folks laugh at this time. Please stay planted at home and safe! For more needed laughs, follow my favorite comedian @cristela9. Potate out.”
Speaking to Mirror Online, she added: “Our work is to fight for progressive values – which is not the easiest in a Trump administration, so, on a regular day, we try to stay encouraged in order to do the best work we can.
“Of course, now with the coronavirus pandemic, there is even more reason to try to connect and keep spirits high. We know that the people with the toughest jobs right now are those on the frontlines like healthcare workers, grocery store workers, first responders and others…
“Everything about the potato story is hilarious: the fact that it happened, the look of the potato (my) face, and the expressions on the faces of my colleagues.
“We all need a laugh right now, and it’s extra special that this brought so many people in our lives a little bit of joy.”
And there were plenty more puns from the rest of Twitter.
A different user replied: “If the boss becomes a potato, does that make them a dictater?”
“At this point that’s what I look like in video calls anyway,” said someone else.
A third added: “It looks like she’d be a great boss when the chips are down.”
News from The Mirror