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Since working from home became the norm, several side-splitting clips of video call gaffes have graced our social media feeds.
Whether you’re struggling with Zoom filters or you forgot to change your screen name, most people have had their fair share of stress while dialling into virtual meetings.
But what about mishaps involving housemates and partners?
One man hilariously captured the moment his husband walked in on his work call naked, before dropping to the floor to hide.
Jason Bowers, 35, had just come out of the shower and was typing a message on his phone totally starkers when he wandered into their bedroom in December 2021.
Little did he know that his partner Damian Mlotkowski, also 35, was in his weekly Zoom meeting with his webcam on - and he was completely visible to 12 of his colleagues.
Damian and Jason / SWNS
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Jason, from West Hollywood, California said: “I had no idea he was on a meeting.
"I was so focussed on my message I was writing that I didn't look up so I couldn't see he was on a call.
“Damian was looking down at the time so he didn't realise I was coming in either.
“As I was going into the room I began to realise that the voices I was hearing might be a Zoom meeting, to which then I looked up and, yep, I was right!
"I dropped to the floor because I was so embarrassed that they might have seen me naked, and by dropping to the floor they wouldn't be able to see me hopefully.
“When I fell to the floor I started laughing hysterically because I had no idea what they saw.”
Real estate agent Damian saw exactly what happened behind him and quickly turned off his camera, but not before his colleagues started to laugh.
Fortunately, a well-placed chair protected Jason's modesty.
“I was living my worst nightmare, I was embarrassed but also found it to be hilarious,” said the producer for Paramount.
“My first reaction was thank God the chair was there, and my second reaction was ‘why does it look like I fell through a hole in the floor?’
“I was mortified, but overall I think it's such a funny moment.”
Later on that evening the couple attended the estate agency’s Christmas party, and they all had a good laugh about the working from home blunder.
Jason said: “I would say that blurred backgrounds were created for these types of situations, so use them.
“But also get yourself a cool boss that deals with mishaps like a champ!”
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