What if the annoyances of conference calls happened in real-life meetings. Painfully accurate…and hilarious

The latest video from Tripp and Tyler depicts everyone in every conference call you’ve been a part of as if they were that way in an actual face-to-face meeting.

There’s 5-minutes-late guy, dog-barking-in-home-office guy, static-reception guy, and more…

(via Tastefully Offensive)

Share this with your work friends and commiserate together…

Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/what-if-the-annoyances-of-conference-calls-happened-in-real-life-meetings-painfully-accurateand-hilarious/

16 responses to “What if the annoyances of conference calls happened in real-life meetings. Painfully accurate…and hilarious”

  1. Willy says:

    yeah yeah it is accurate and funny but what solutions are out there to avoid this terrible problems for online conferences?

  2. Sly says:

    My favorite is when people in cubicles 15 feet away from each other join the same conference call using speakerphones so the whole office can hear it in stereo. Ahh…cube farms!

  3. Andrew says:

    I love this!

  4. bayhuntr says:

    Along the same line… The guy who’s driving and forgets for a second he’s on a call… “Watch out ass hole!” From Sadly, from experience.

  5. Keith says:

    Great video! While not intended in a humorous way another great video I came across which also points out the silliness of corporate tech solutions is one which calls out the quality of corporate training. I’m sure the guys that did the conference call video could do something similar around the nature of corporate training. It’s here http://youtu.be/jbYrZBrzSM0

  6. BA says:

    Similar to the paper rustler.. we do webx training at lunch and someone close to the mic always has a bag of chips.

  7. Andrew says:

    Very true. 🙂

  8. bob says:

    You could add two more: 1.) The guy that is in the car with the wonderful road noise that you can make out well but somehow the guy in the car you can’t hear at all. 2.) The person who goes to the bathroom AND flushes the toilet and is clueless !

  9. AJ says:

    FOUR, FOUR. We had one!!

  10. David Howard says:

    Black people do conference call too, right?

  11. Col says:

    That’s brilliant. Shared many times for my colleagues… Missing for me are the late chairperson and everyone fiddling with the tech to make it work. Translated into them all standing outside with music playing waiting for the chairperson to come and open the door; people fiddling with their chairs and laptops, or standing watching the [tech] guy waggling the key to eventually get the door to open.

  12. Jessica says:

    You are kidding, right?

  13. bill says:

    The paper rustler…. there is always some schmoe on the call that doensn’t understand that his iPhone is on speaker 2 inches away from the pile of paper he is crumpling up…. for 10 minutes straight..

  14. Fairy says:

    How about when you IM someone in the meeting something that isn’t all that kind about someone else in the meeting, and then that person shares their screen without first ending the IM session? GREAT.

  15. Maryann says:

    You forgot to ask somebody a question using their name like “Judy, Can you help with that statistic” and they say “Sorry, I was multi-tasking, what were you looking for”…. One of my pet peeves, yet seems to happen about once a meeting….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.