The Trials Of Working From Home - Amy Brooks

This is so amazingly post worthy because...

A) its soooo relatable and...

B) it's just sooo damn funny!  Omg the wife on her knees pulling the door closed? The eye roll from the man trying to do his job on international television.

For any parent who has tried to take a conference call, or talk to their boss while working from home and there in the back ground you have wails of "Mommmmmyyyy!"  Or almost better yet, whispers of "Mommy?" right up close to the mouth piece, we can feel this couple's excruciating agony.

I also love the little stiff arm he ineffectively gives his daughter, which is such a combination of utter frustration and love, and then when the mom comes sprinting in, she pulls the little girls arm hard enough to drag her right off the desk with a thump!  (it's quite shocking the kid doesn't scream bloody murder after the mom man handles her like that). Omg, priceless.

Turns out the gentleman thought he wouldn't get another call again from the BBC.

“We were worried actually that the BBC would never call us again. That was our first response - mortification that we had completely blown our relationship with you,” Kelly added.

But on the contrary, these kids and the whole episode was exactly what lead them to wanting to connect with him again ! (See the follow up interview below)...



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Update after this got millions of views: I was the one who discovered this. I was watching live and it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen. I couldn't find a single reference to it on Twitter or elsewhere after 15 minutes, so I just recorded the replay function on my computer/cablebox to send it to my sister.

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