The Zoom-appropriate struggles are real.
The latest person to be caught in a non-professional way on Zoom is Estonian MP Tarmo Kruusimäe during a remote Parliamentary debate on climate change according to Estonian World.
The politician, from the centre-right Isamaa party, was shown vaping in bed and listening to music when the live feed went to him for a question.
Kruusimäe says he was unaware it was his turn to speak in the debate and that everyone could see him but told local Celebrity magazine Kroonika: “This is the charm and pain of remote work.”
The MP, who was in a number of punk rock bands before getting into politics, said if he had known he would have worn a dress shirt and had a different background.
He joins others in struggling to adjust to remote working conditions.
In February, Texas lawyer Rod Ponton left a kitten filter on during a video conference call with a judge and was unable to turn it off announcing: “I am not a cat!”
And a Vicar in Warwick, England livestreamed a Easter church service with a Blues Brothers filter of a fedora and sunglasses on his face, but Reverend Vaughan Roberts joked after: “At least it wasn’t Rambo or the Godfather.”