Day 23

Every Zoom meeting

Waiting for the organizer to show up and not having a chat with the person next to you, silently looking at everybody’s faces in the grid view while they’re on mute instead.

While speaking: simulating making eye contact by trying to look at the camera instead of other people’s faces.

Wondering if people are looking at the presenter’s video or just doing other work.

That person with the mesmerizing video background.

—Does anyone have any questions? [super long pause] Okay I’ll continue.
—Sorry yes I have a question but I was on mute.

—Have a nice day!
—Yes you too!
[smiles]
[awkward pause while everybody’s scrambling for the buttons to hang up]
Call is over.

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