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Most embarrassing thing you’ve witnessed on zoom call?

So we’ve been WFH for a year now, and zoom is awkward as heck. Sometimes you’re unmuted at the worst times. Even worse, sometimes you forget your video is on during 2 hour trainings.


One time an sdr came to one of these trainings on a friday w his camera off and unmuted (cameras were supposed to be on) and near the beginning says ‘yeah man I just ditched this stupid fucking bullshit meeting’ and then he was muted haha.


Im guessing he was on a phone call and ditched to go hangout with friends lmao.


has anyone seen or heard anything absolutely wild?



Have you heard or seen anything wild on a zoom call
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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Bathroom behind prospects desk. No virtual background. Prospect stood up (no pants) and took a dump, with the door open, in full view of the camera. 

We still ended up closing the deal. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
If this is true, you take the crown.
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Right?
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Sales4what
Opinionated
+4
Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
Yeah im not topping that one
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
lol
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
I have so many questions...
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
1. What were your first words when he came back
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assassinaylor
Senior Account Executive
When the prospect is on the tail end of back-to-backs and the poop train has arrived..
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
lmao

SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
I really hope the prospect didn't lock eyes ! 

ps : good job on closing the deal ! 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Oof
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Wow. I think this is the winner.
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
ummmm wow...
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
I died
dilljus
Catalyst
+4
Director, Revenue & Growth
Holy S*%t!
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
More like closing shit lol
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Here’s your crown king. 👑 
komcalpine
Valued Contributor
+3
Corp Account Exec
Fucking savage
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Prospects man.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
This is hilarious!
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
I've been dying laughing these last few days getting no work done on this thread
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vet2rep
Good Citizen
+1
Business Development Rep
I won’t even try.
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
TRYYYY
Guru
VP Business Development
Amazing 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
closing is everything
DoubleDialGuy
Account Executive
Things you love to hear
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
ikr
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Jgre12
Fire Starter
+3
Senior Account Executive
Hahaha oh my god. This has got to be the winner. Wow 
The_Sales_Badger
Notorious Answer
+6
Account Executive
Disgustingly hilarious.... that's what I call getting to know your prospect.
thegrinch
Politicker
+7
SDR
Talk about being productive
Simo
Politicker
+7
Director of Sales
Did the person ever realize the error or did you let it go unmentioned? 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Left it unmentioned. It would do more harm than good, they since moved their set up so I have to imagine I was not the only one this happened to...
Slimhips
Commercial Account Executive
 Closed deal is the icing on the cake. That’s awesome. 
NeildeSaaSTyson
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Executive (MM)
similar - guy was clearly in a bathroom stall with his laptop on his lap - let that one die on the vine
NotInterested
Valued Contributor
+4
Business Development Manager
I wanted to let you know I was your 100th upvote. But this is HILARIOUS and disgusting. How can you not realize this!? Wowowow.
EdwardBlake
Good Citizen
SBDR
Did they at least wash their hands?
Accidental_Sales_Guy
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
I had a prospect (old timer) fall out of his chair- he didn't know his camera would come on, and he was looking closely at his screen to click the right URL. When his face popped up full screen looking back at him, he jumped backward and fell out of his chair!!! Took all my strength to keep from laughing out loud!
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
I laughed out loud just imagining the scene so I don't know how you held it together seeing the real thing ! 
RollinPumpkin
Good Citizen
Account Executive
+1 hahah
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Is he still alive?
Accidental_Sales_Guy
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
Lol, he got back up and we had the meeting as if it never happened. It was excruciatingly awkward 
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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Amazing.
E_Money
Arsonist
+8
Outbound Sales Manager- US
I have interviewed someone via Zoom and they had a big ass bong in the background up on a shelf. I am not against smoking the good ole sticky icky, but definitely a risky move not hiding that thing- especially during an interview.
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
Did they get the job ? 
E_Money
Arsonist
+8
Outbound Sales Manager- US
No, but it wasn't the bong's fault
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SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
how big? 
E_Money
Arsonist
+8
Outbound Sales Manager- US
Big enough
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redfed92
Praised Answer
+1
Senior AE
We had a company wide call to release our new product, which had been in development for 18 months (lol). One of my colleagues joined late, wasn't on mute but had her volume turned off. She then proceeded to give her boyfriend, and 300 people on the call, a breakdown of her stocks and shares, her 'sexy' shopping list and told her bf that the meeting was boring as f*ck. 

She's a top performer so management didnt care.
ZebraStripe
Opinionated
+1
Sr Sales Director
I don't understand how this happens for a full meeting.  How are you not texting/slacking/SHOUTING at her that she isn't on mute??  If anyone is unmuted and having side conversations in meetings at my company, everyone is very quick to let them know..
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
Just not enough good people left in this world haha 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Oof. Hahahha thats so bad. 
CoolBreeze
Opinionated
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
Top performers can get away with a lot more than team members who don't hit their numbers. 
Ya
YaBoi
Manager, Business Development
I stopped showing up to company-wide meetings like 12 months ago it's been great.  See company-wide call on the call and I automatically delete it and replace it with a generic "blocker" 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
seems problematic
Rachet
Politicker
+6
Account executive
Manager has a standing desk at home and his Husky puppy Ran up, jumped high enough to get a dog kiss in my boss's open mouth and then crash into him right when he was giving one of his motivational speeches. 
AboutThatSalesLife
Good Citizen
Director of Sales
Was on a call with about 30 people at my last company. Guy is going through a presentation and his dog is barking. He muted himself but forgot the camera was still on, you could see this guy RAGE shouting at his wife or kid to shut the dog up. Then casually came back online like nothing happened and continued on. I never messed with that guy ever again because I knew what he was capable of. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Oof. Thats kinda sad as fuck mate
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Dogs and cats are a gift to all zoom calls lol
SaaSbod
Contributor
+3
Sr Sales Account Exec
Right! I always hold my kid or dog up "look I'm human and have lives that depend on me, buy, buy, buy"


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crusherdestroyer
Contributor
account executive
charisma incarnate
loscar1132
Praised Answer
Regional Account Director, Financial Services
Had a lady rip ass very loudly, my SE muted and turned off his camera to laugh his ass off and I had to sit there trying not to. She kept the conversation going. 
SaaSbod
Contributor
+3
Sr Sales Account Exec
There have been several times my leather chair has made similar ass ripping sounds - I wonder if people think I'm a zoom farter.
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
OH MY GOD. DID U CLOSE
loscar1132
Praised Answer
Regional Account Director, Financial Services
Welp, this happened 2 weeks ago, and still haven't heard back so I guess you could say things are pretty serious. 
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NubianIntellect989
Good Citizen
Enterprise SDR
She is a legend!
steakknives
Praised Answer
VP of Sales
I was interviewing a SDR, and his girlfriend walked past the camera in just her underwear, he apologized profusely........she was hot......which tells me he was a closer.......he got the job. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
That's fantastic, guys, if you want the gig - just get a hot girl to walk through the background naked once. 3000 iq
Bejblount
Fire Starter
+1
Senior Account Executive
Gigabrain

fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
I've heard bong rips. Seen cigarettes. One exec at Google was working from home when her kid runs up, takes her laptop, and runs around with it yelling "hi, hi, hi, hi!" and you can hear her getting chased by mom. We were crying from laughter. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Thats amazing. I can so imagine that
UnderQuota
Praised Answer
+1
Digital Sales Manager
We had a guy doing an interview recently. It was a recorded video where you have 3 minutes to introduce yourself. 

He did well all along and at the last second he started scratching his balls, he realized what he was doing and "FUuu*** I'm scratching my balls" and the next video started with him praying "Inch Alllah it was not recorded, Oh FUuu*** it's starting. 

He was hired later, made the entiere office laugh out loud
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
HAHAHAHAHA IM DEAD

We really be different people off camera no cap
theCommishioner
Opinionated
+6
Account Executive
I actually laughed out loud at this one 🤣🤣
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
LOL this is a good one.
circlingback
Praised Answer
+1
Strategic Account Manager
This is a friend's story at a startup she works at. When the young CEO logged on and shared his screen, everyone could see his folder of sex tapes and photos of him and his gf, including (my friend's words) "her taco." Anyone else here regularly review their self made content at 9am?
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
HR violation for sure haha
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
WOW... thats uh.. no, I don't do that, too single. lol
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
😑wow! amazing.

Bejblount
Fire Starter
+1
Senior Account Executive
I try to keep it before 8 AM. After that it's just unproductive. 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
The worst I've had are: 

- Someone texting on their phone while a prospect was answering a question
- A client's husband walking in the background wearing just a towel 
- This one isn't especially bad, just funny, a colleague's husband is a teacher and is VERY loud. Every once in a while you hear him yelling random shit about the war of 1812 or about Shakespeare. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
lol
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Classic!
AboutThatSalesLife
Good Citizen
Director of Sales
Just a few weeks ago...all cameras on for a Company Town Hall. In the middle of the CEO talking about market updates a guy rips a drag from a cigarette. Blows the smoke into the air like he’s Snoop Dogg. Not even an e-cig, straight gangster just smoked a cig. I thought it was pretty badass. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
see im waiting for someone to do this but like a bong rip, that would be ideal
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
very badass!
Jgre12
Fire Starter
+3
Senior Account Executive
My husband has walked across the background shirtless several times ... Thank you to Zoom for finally giving us blurred backgrounds a YEAR into this thing..... 
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
How can you blur backgrounds on Zoom? I feel like this is going to be life changing!
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Preferences -> backgrounds and filters -> virtual backgrounds. Only works with some OS and cameras, so you may need a green screen for the virtual ones but I think the "blur" works for all. 
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SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
oh i didnt know about the blurred background thats cool

Jgre12
Fire Starter
+3
Senior Account Executive
It's pretty new. Just need to make sure your Zoom is updated and it will show under the virtual backgrounds option! 
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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
🤣
Do
Dollar
Executive
+6
Enterprise AE
Had a meeting where the prospect was sitting in a big study room and you could see the whole room. Saw his dog on the couch behind humping a toy and going on town on that fluffy bear! 
The dog came but my signed order form never did! :(
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Hahahahhaha that wordplay doe
OGKushWizard
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Friday 4pm call in April 2019ish.  Probably set up by a desperate SDR at the end of the month or I would have declined.  The procurement rep is listening in on the demo and decides to bring her laptop into the bathroom while she gets ready for her night out.  Unfortunately for her, she forgot her camera was on and we all got to see what was under the kimono...literally.  
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
Oh gosh...
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
ahahahahahahaha IM DIEING
OGKushWizard
Good Citizen
Account Executive
This was in 2019 too so it was weird to be on video calls.  Wasn't surprised when she ghosted me and I lost the deal. 
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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Oh boy 😂
TheLoneGun
Praised Answer
+1
Extremely Rad Product Offloading Specialist
A co-worker accidentally un-muting, going into the next room amd taking a large dump, flushing twice, and than upon reentering the room saying "OMG!" In a childs voice. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Hahahahaha Omg no way and then what happened 
TheLoneGun
Praised Answer
+1
Extremely Rad Product Offloading Specialist
It was a massive company wide meeting. That person had zero reason to ever even un-mute. So it was obvious everyone was stifling their giggles. They gave an impromptu "remember to mute" and moved on. 
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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
LOL
SaaSbod
Contributor
+3
Sr Sales Account Exec
Prospect took the call from a home office in a bedroom, left the bright pink dildo out on the nightstand. About 20 min into the call it was apparent she noticed it - camera off for 5 seconds - then back on. This time she was a shade of bright pink and the dildo was stashed away, but I was left with so many questions. Like why bright pink and not a human shade, why was it so small, was this a pre-meeting ritual? Should I be mixing it up more before calls? 
makingfetchhappen
Opinionated
+4
Account Executive
These questions reveal so much about you. And men in general.
SaaSbod
Contributor
+3
Sr Sales Account Exec
Well, let's hear the analysis there Freud? Also, my post in retrospect lacks so much detail, which tells me a lot about your assumptions.
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
I haven't witnessed anything crazy, personally. However the video of the person who took their laptop to the bathroom with them and inadvertently broadcasted an video of themselves, pantsless on the toilet to about 15 people is burned into my brain and why I double and triple check my camera/mic settings at all times.
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
same - that was traumatizing. I put duct tape over my camera just to make sure all my bases are covered haha
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
Same ! Poor girl... 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
dude same, i have like a crazy fear when doing anything during meetings if my video is off i like also point the laptop in a different direction lol
BrandyLuvsCandy
AE Large Enterprise
Not me - but my wife...on a long training call, she had a dude in bed, no shirt, 9:30 AM, just going to town on bowl of ribs for like an hour. On camera, munching away and sucking the bones. It took them like an hour to figure out who the guy was, how to track him down, and teach him how to turn off camera. It was wild. 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Honestly, eating ribs in bed at 9:30 am and not caring who sees is the kind of life I'd like to live.
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
This is why WFH is here to stay
Kanyebut4sales
WR Lieutenant
+6
Account Executive
I had a prospect show up with no pants eating cereal 🤣 I have a strong feeling it was intentional
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
I mean. we out here. selling in all conditions.
GongRipper
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
Had a SDR on a company wide meeting get unmuted somehow and was blaring cooking tik toks till an Admin removed them from the call. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
classic underperformer
ColdCallPro
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
I was on a 1:1 with my manager when my husband walked in and rolled two dice on the floor. I asked what those were and he then proceeded to read the dice. They were sex dice and a gift I had received from a bachelorette party and had never taken out of the package. I screamed and asked him to leave. He then replied, “so you don’t want to bite my {explicit}?”

At this point my manager was in pure shock and thankfully laughing it off. I screamed and demanded he left. I apologized profusely and followed up with an apology letter. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Hahahahahahhaha can u cc me on that letter
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
Did your husband know you were in a meeting with your manager?
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Had a lady fall asleep on a demo.  I took a pic, pretty funny, if I could add it to this comment that'd be awesome.  @GeneralCorp is that something we could add?  Add files/pictures to thread comments?
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
You could maybe make your own post with it, also oof, thats epic. Did u close her?
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Deal still ongoing. Luckily she was just one of many people watching the demo. All the others were actively engaged haha
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Numbers
Good Citizen
+1
Associate regional manager
These are Hilarious, but I'm surprised but the lack of nude stories, I was having a small meeting with another colleague and one of our HR managers and I had a virtual background on... Well safe to say it did not do it's job. My lady friend walked behind me with at least 4-5ft of clearance and the background covered everything except her naked legs+rear to keep it PG... My eyes Lit up hoping no one saw it but my colleague quickly slacked me telling me he saw it and I should apologize to our HR manager. Very Very awkward 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
Premium_User
Good Citizen
Sales Manager
Prospect was a wall-to-wall Microsoft Shop and uses Teams day-to-day (while ya boi is still using the free version of Zoom).

Me and my techie are sitting talking to the prospect's content creator when the Prospect CEO finally jumps on the call and starts right into explaining his problem.

I immediately notice his display name is *Dead Hooker #4* . He does not, at least until we're 15 minutes in and everyone needs to drop off camera.

He was at pains to explain that his wife was part of an improv/drama group and that she must have changed it and that he was not, in fact, a dead hooker
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
HAHAHAHAHA WHAT.
Premium_User
Good Citizen
Sales Manager
I spotted it when he was in the waiting room. I regret nothing
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golfhacker
Good Citizen
Director of Sales
Worst for me has come from the car confusing the Zoom mute button. Thought I was muted and had a full conversation with wifey. I was not muted
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
hahaha. caught slackin aye?
juan2free
Arsonist
+4
Strategic Account Manager
Was on with a woman easily 70+ who didn't know her camera was on and had just gotten out of the shower - towel on her head and all - no shirt.

I had only one monitor and my old piece of shit computer trackpad was stuck so I couldn't remove it from the screen. I just acted like nothing was happening and this was life now...

I got a new computer the next week. Thanks #IT - finally heard my cries for help and HR pushed that one over the edge to upgrade my hardware.
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
so this is the way to my new macbook.

juan2free
Arsonist
+4
Strategic Account Manager
You know it!

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Sales4what
Opinionated
+4
Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
Prospect thought her camera was off, she was in middle of changing. When I informed her the camera was on she proceeded to ask me pricing and MOQ, pretty sure the order was "here ill place an order just shut up"
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
no cap?
TophDawg
Catalyst
+2
Account Executive
i have been the embarrassment in the background of my girlfriend's team meeting... it was an unfortunate trip to the fridge for a shower beer that ended up being my first "cam girl" audition
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
any word on if it will be the next move in your career? lololol
rianlanigan
Good Citizen
+1
MD
Not on a zoom call I've been on, but the local university went semi-viral for two students leaving the mic on while going at it... (DCU, Ireland is the UNI)
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