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The pandemic has changed the way we work, learn, and socialize.

And while getting acquainted with teleconferencing and remote learning during quarantine may have been challenging, it seems people have adapted well. For the most part.

The best part about connecting to colleagues is being witnessed to their snafus – whether it's having NSFW objects in the background, or a significant other inadvertently making their naked debut for all to see.

Curious to hear hilarious anecdotes, Redditor Riverascus asked:

"Students, what's the funniest thing that happened in Remote Learning?"

Check The Mic

"One time a girl in my english class accidentally spent a solid 10 minutes talking to her boyfriend with her mic and camera on. She went into personal life details at points but no one wanted to be the one to tell her. She eventually took out a bong, which was when another student quickly said 'uhhh... [name], your camera and mic are on.' She turned both off without a word. Easily most awkward case of forgetting about the mic."


It Was Such A Gas

"At the end of the class, the lecturer said thank you and good bye to everyone, but forgot to turn the screen and mic off, the did a massive fart and a huge audible sign of relief; paarrpp Ahhhh."


"My professor was an Old Italian man. Great teacher, and speaking English was rarely an issue as he spoke it almost perfectly, just with a heavy accent."

"That is until one day on a zoom he launches into a story about 'being fisted by [his] brother.' He was like '- for example like when I was a child. There was this one time when my brother was fisting me really hard,' and suddenly the whole class was just staring eyes glued to the screen."


"He then continued (must read in heavy old man Italian accent) '-He was fisting me really hard and it was hurting-' (he is currently thrusting his fist back and forth through the air to the bemusement of the class) '-but he was my older brother so there was nothing I could do to stop his vigorous fisting. Until one day... One day I grow up big and strong enough to fist him back- ' (proceeds to thrust his other fist through the air in the opposite direction, miming 'fisting,' his brother back) '- and I fist him so hard that he become scared of my fisting! He never wanted to be fisted by my again, and so I never again had to be scared of his fisting.'"

"Everyone was silent and trying not to laugh until someone posted a link to the urban dictionary page for fisting in the chat. My prof started laughing so hard we thought he was going to die (he was pretty old) before playing a small game of charades and finally figuring out that he didn't know the English word for 'punching.'"


Class Is Over

"Professor started talking like he was giving a presentation. After like ten minutes, someone finally pointed out he wasn't sharing his screen. At that point he just gave up for the day and let us go super early."


Missing Undies

"Our teachers toddler wandered in saying that 'daddy wants to know where you hid his underwear'. We could not stop laughing. I think it turned out she hadn't hidden it and it was just in the wash."


Hilarious Forecast

"Professor's internet crashed. The class continued with one guy changing his Zoom background to a weather report of some random city. He proceeded to give a legit sounding news report of the weather. When the professor came back, he finished it off with 'Back to you, professor!' Had me in tears."


Post-Class Discussion

"Not a student but teacher. I completely embarrassed myself by forgetting to end the recording after a Google Meet the last 5 minutes of the session is me talking to my cat. Our school doesn't have the premium software to edit the recordings so it had to go up on Google Classroom, cat chat and all. Kids were asking how 'fluffy butt' (my cat) is doing. Hilarious but mortified!!"


Free Dance Concert

"A couple weeks ago I'd lost track of time and didn't realize that zoom had started. My lovely daughter turned the camera toward me and unmuted the whole class watched me dance with and sing to my dogs. I didn't know until she pulled off her headphones and I heard a dozen kids laughing."

"Last semester, my son's class saw my husband set the kitchen on fire."

"Teachers hate my house. Lol"


Lesson In Poultry

"One of my friends screamed as loud as he could "OH FU*K" When my teacher asked him what was wrong he said, and I quote. 'Sorry i just got attacked by my rooster' my teacher was just like Will, show me your rooster, he then proceeded to go outside and show my teacher his 10 chickens out side. Literally wasted half a class and was an absolute legend."


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