1. Amanda Morrissey says...

    Things to do on a conference call??? .. MUTE YOUR DAMN PHONE! sorry, just a PSA ;-)

  2. Kate says...

    Two coats and a top coat!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha YES!

  3. Zoe says...

    My favorite is when I’m working from home and I don’t have to talk on a call and I can just listen and paint my nails!

    • Carolyn says...

      My home office is on the 2nd floor and gets the best light…for tweezing! My eyebrows look the best after the monthly all-staff calls.

  4. Veronica says...

    I am the person that does my online window shopping during conference calls; that, and browsing paint colors. On a couple of late afternoon calls that my coworkers and I got to do from home, we had drinking games related to whatever the buzzword for that particular call was :)

  5. Eliza says...

    Wait, CAN one drink too much flavored seltzer water..?

    • Robin says...

      My GI doctor had me cut back because I have an ulcer. Apparently, it’s very acidic?

  6. Katie says...

    Check Cup of Jo :)

  7. Sarah says...

    I color on all my conference calls! It is perfect because it looks like you are taking notes if you *must* be on video.

  8. Erin says...

    If you work from home, conference calls are the BEST laundry-folding time! I used to purposely let the clean-but-unfolded backlog build up before meetings that required me to call in.

  9. Heather says...

    My organization is entirely virtual and we do solely video calls for this reason. It’s amazing how much more engaged you remain when people can see what you’re doing. :^)

  10. Kathleen says...

    I often knit while I’m on a conference call! Keeping my hands busy actually helps me pay attention and focus on what everyone is saying.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      when my boy were babies, i would pump and really hope they didn’t hear the mmm-hmm-mmm-hmm sound! :)

    • Bonnie says...

      Thanks for sharing that link! I just passed it on to a coworker as well :) “Rex, get down!” haha

    • mimi says...

      thanks for the link- I laughed all the way through and forwarded to my colleagues.

    • C. says...

      I just love this video, and as many times as I’ve seen it I laugh every single time. So funny…and accurate. (Conference calls are the worst.)

  11. Mckenzie Cunningham says...

    Lol! I’m reading this on a conference call right now. The mute button is a wonderful thing.

    • Sarah says...

      Ditto and so true!

    • Eloise says...

      I saw this during a conference call, too!

  12. Alexandra says...

    Ohhh, so true ….. especially the first one! Thanks for a laugh on Friday morning. Happy Friday! I would add snacking, just have to be sure to mute the call.