Okay admit it.
Under the cover of a conference call, what prank or whoopsie have you done or witnessed? And did they find out who it was?
I've never done anything bad but I do have a funny story. We were supposed to have this hearing but the other parties attorney didn't show up. They called and gave some story about not being able to make it and wanted to have the hearing via conference call. We said ok and the clerk setup a speaker phone. So we're arguing or motion and then we hear a flush. There's dead silence in the courtroom. I have to bite my tongue to keep from cracking up. We start again and just a few seconds later there's another flush. The judge asks the other attorney if they're in the bathroom and they admit they are and she tells them pretty directly to get out of the bathroom if she's going to be on the phone. The other attorney agrees and then there's a third flush. At this point I just start giggling the judge tells the reporter to stop recording and we're taking a break until Ms. ______ can get out of the bathroom. And after all that we still didn't get the order we requested.
The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.
I sometimes joke around with people if I'm a semi-silent member of a conference call. Would probably suck if I accidentally forgot to hit the mute button while joking around. Out of context some of the things we say might not be taken the best way.
Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
"Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
So many sayings, so little sig space.
A friend of min works for the local Fox affiliate. She posted on FaceBook a few days ago that she was on a conference call about the SuperBowl when she burped, then got the giggles. She thought she had her phone muted until other people sarted asking what she was laughing about.
On video conference calls, I will reach over to my coworkers chair and hit the "adjust height" lever with my foot during the call...
Mine wasn't conference call, but a similar faux pas....
As I was training my replacement prior to leaving Germany (US Army), we were called in on the 4th of July to prepare a report for the captain, for presentation to his commanders on July 6th. That year, the 4th fell on a Saturday -- we were a little irate, we could have done it on the 3rd with no issues. Mobilize in response to aggression? No problem, I'll do that at 2AM. Shuffle paper when I could be eating BBQ? Please.
Our task was to break down the entire company roster -- 160 at the time -- by job code vs. actual position filled.
In preparing this report, we made notes -- which were censored for the final draft -- which included some pretty opinionated comments about some soldiers. I threw the rough notes away (turns out, should have burned them).
While the captain was two hours away giving this report, I was being harangued by nearly every 'victim' on that draft -- the notes had been placed on a co-worker's desk, who was one such.
Wound up drafting my own write-up for that one.
I still laugh about it now, and this was 1988.
I started testing iPhone fart apps during a really long conference call.