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Any funny stories about conference calls? When attendees forgot to mute their lines and you could hear everything they’re saying / doing?

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My favorite was a client team member joined the call and all of a sudden we hear a dog loudly barking and the guy going “Bosco no!!!!” before muting. His boss, in the room, goes “well I guess Bob didn’t come in to the office then.” For context, it was a huge building so normal for people to call in to meetings they weren’t primary in from desk.


Once I called my client a “fucking asshole” after a conference call, only I accidentally didn’t hang up...and neither did he. We got over it, but now I compulsively hang the phone up 3 times. For the record - he was an asshole, had some level of awareness, & that’s why we were still ok.


I remember this onetime, we heard a person go through their whole subway order, until we figured out a way to mute their line. It was hilarious...


Gimme dat giardiniera


A colleague was heard loudly snoring. Spent a little while trying to figure out who it was, then my boss tried to wake him up. I can still hear it, “Taylor! Goddamn, Taylor!” and then we just muted him. For context it was a 3am call, real asshole client who made no accommodation whatsoever for the large time zone difference.


Large workshop with a lot of dial ins. Just hear someone on the phone mumble "what the fuck is going on here..."


During a call with senior clients, there’s suddenly this loud wailing and a sheepish “sorry....” the partner was at home and his 3-year-old had run in screaming. The client offered to babysit for him

Not a mute snafu but forgetting to turn off laptop camera on a virtual meeting. Had a director join a meeting with clients while home sick. It was fine at first, camera was pointed at his face, then he adjusted his screen and we all got to see that he wasn't wearing a shirt.

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