If you guessed that this week I will be addressing Zoom calls, then you are absolutely correct. In addition to that, I have probably shown my age but that’s okay. It’s in reference to the children’s show back in the day called Zoom. Are you familiar? I used to love that show. If you’re not familiar, click here. I wasn’t that keen on Sesame Street but really liked Zoom and especially The Electric Company.
Anyway, in this age of COVID, I’m sure you all have attended many Zoom meetings. In the beginning, it was really cool and convenient but quickly the excitement diminished. It was like I was on a Zoom call every day or all day several times a week. Everybody and their brother was doing a Zoom call.
Zoom calls are one thing but technologically deficient people are another. There’s always someone who doesn’t know how to mute their phone or is doing strange things while their camera is on. I was on a Zoom call yesterday where you could here this woman having a conversation with her young daughter about peeing in her panties. You could even hear her say, “Where are your panties? Bring them here.” Then there was another person who had their mic on while their dog barked up a storm. Whew, chile. Prior to that, there were technical difficulties, which I know can happen to anyone but it all starts to add up.
Now, I have had some pleasant Zoom calls but those have been with family, except for two recent ones I had. One was with a woman I met during virtual networking and another was a fellow photographer who I contacted to thank her for some useful information she provided. Both of those calls were great but I think that was mostly due to it only being two people at a time and not an entire room full.
Have you been in Zoom hell? Are you still there? Tell me about your experiences because I know I’m not the only person suffering. Lately, I’ve been ending my blogs with quotes that fit the topic. Well, I must say, this was a little different topic and I couldn’t really find an appropriate quote. What I did find were captions, so here goes.
“I think I’m allergic to all meetings…even virtual ones.”