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Ranking Ways To Be Interrupted On Zoom

I’m sure you’ve all had your fair share of Zoom interruptions.  Whether it is because of your wifi not working or nosy family members, Here’s the ranking of ways Bwog has been interrupted on Zoom.

  1. My dog knocking over the wifi router. The wifi router at my house just sits on the floor because we have no other furniture nor space to put it elsewhere. It also happens to be the perfect sunlight heavy spot when the sun and clouds align just right. My dog, being the perceptive gal she is decided during my macro class to capitalize on the sunny warm spot on the floor and parked herself right on the wifi router. Hope it was a comfy spot dog… it knocked out my wifi for around 30 minutes. I’ll give it a 7/10 because of how cute my dog looked basking in the sunlight.
  2. Dogs scratching at the door. Doesn’t have to be a dog but any pet really. Pets = love. Seeing pets at least doubles all the lil serotonins floating around in my head. Absolutely FANTASTIC interruptions. So fantastic, in fact, that I almost feel bad calling pets an interruption because of interruption having a negative connotation. 1000000/10. 
  3. Professors getting multiple calls from their parents while teaching class. Something about this really humanizes professors and reminds us all that professors and Columbia staff are doing a lot of work to make having class online worthwhile. Would be 3/10 because I’m still mad about online school but 6/10 because I’ve gotten some particularly sweet emails from my professors encouraging me while I’ve been tryna adjust to the idea that I may be living at home for another… year… (+1 if the prof is being interrupted by their moms)
  4. Following up with family interruptions, kids interrupting your/ professors from the lecture. 100/10. Need I say more? Baby fever this quarantine/ past 6 months has been off the charts. BONUS points if the prof/ you have to usher the kid out. BONUS BONUS if you/ the prof introduce the kid to the whole class. Again, a fantastic interruption.
  5. Pivoting to a classic Zoom class interruption that I fear will one day be me…  singing while not on mute. I’ve been listening to way too much one direction since this summer was their 10 year anniversary and let me TELL you these songs are catchy. Too catchy. Like accidentally humming them absentmindedly during class and hoping that I’m on mute and that my humming rendition of “Girl Almighty” wasn’t on display for my whole class. 2/10 because it’s so embarrassing for the singing/ humming party but also so cringe for those who have to listen. -2 if your prof comments or acknowledges the singing in any shape.
  6. Next up is not you being the interruption but your roommate. Oh, lovely roommates. I love my roommates from last year. So much so that we will probably live together next year when we can do so. But since we love each other so much we get each other very riled up and loud. Emphasis on LOUD. @Roomies, you know I love you, but I’ll imagine the interruptions getting a 6/10 rating. So no, not bad. But I know whenever I overhear other people’s background voices I get particularly distracted because I’m nosy.

Basically, the only Zoom interruptions I appreciate are babies and pets. Sorry folks but your roommate being loud in the background? Kinda annoying. Forgetting to mute yourself on Zoom while you belt whatever song? Annoying. 

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