This story of ours, like many, starts at home. It’s bunkering down, creating a makeshift office space and trying to keep some of the momentum we had before the enhanced community quarantine kicked in. It’s preparing for those inevitable video calls, whether to share a drink with friends or updates with the boss, and finding the right background that gives only a slight look into our once private lives.
That said, plenty of us have had—or have been on the receiving end—of a mishap or two. Colleagues forgetting their mics are on while they scream at their kids, expecting friends and family to be in the same pambahay ensemble only to be greeted with fresh faces and decent clothing. Some of us have had to dig deep into our closets and put on those “never again” pieces because of lack of choice. Consider these moments the new tripping-over-our-own-feet, spilling-coffee-on-white-shirts and secret-but-not-secret-selfie-sessions.
We’re still embarrassing as people, it seems.