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The comedic realities of working from home

Work alter egos

Most of us rarely, if ever, get a glimpse of our partners’ work alter ego. But working from home in close quarters means people are revealing their work self to their partners.

A hilarious Twitter thread details the discoveries people are making about their significant other while they’re “at the office.” From learning that your partner is the “let’s circle back” guy to the horror of realising your wife is that person at the office, many people are hearing their partner in full work mode for the first time. Read the Twitter thread.

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Learning new tech

Some people are quite familiar with remote working tools, but others are having to learn new systems quickly—and not everyone is getting it quite right.

This manager turned herself into a potato during a team meeting and couldn’t figure out how to change herself back, so ended up leading the meeting as a tater. Luckily, it seems like she had a good sense of humour about the whole thing.

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No divine intervention

The current environment has most of us working in new ways, and priests aren’t exempt. This Italian priest was live-streaming mass via Facebook and accidentally turned on the filter function.

While he led the service, his face alternated between filters for 45 minutes. There’s nothing quite like watching a priest give a sermon while wearing a fedora and sunnies.

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An oldie but goodie

And while this isn’t from the current coronavirus situation, we can’t forget the original working from home video fail. This expert was being interviewed live on the BBC when his children snuck into the room—and then his partner crept in to collect them. The video still makes us giggle.