I Did A Dumb Thing

So you guys know how all my classes are online now? Well it finally happened- I did that clichรฉ, dumb online classes thing where I left my mic on without realizing it and said something kind of embarrassing in the background ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I don’t care that much since it’s my last semester and I’ll probably (hopefully) never see any of these people again after this semester but I’m still going to be extremely careful from now on. Life goes on I guess? Aren’t online classes just super great though?

On a lighter note one of my professors told me my write-up this week was “quite good” which I know doesn’t sound like a big deal but it kind of is. He is super nice and sweet but he’s also a very strict marker and I’ve had him for multiple courses and I’m pretty sure this is the first time he’s said this about something I wrote! I’m like genuinely happy and now I want to work even harder on next weeks!

Hope you enjoyed that recap of how my day went- it was weird to say the least.

Has anything like this ever happened to you?? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear your horror stories about online classes! Or if you have any horror stories about university/school in general! Or you can always just tell me how your day went or just stop by and say hi- I don’t bite!


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157 responses to “I Did A Dumb Thing”

  1. Oh, that must have been awkward! But I’m sure it will be a funny memory in few days๐Ÿ˜„

  2. Sounds like it was at least clean, if no one commented or got upset. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m sure it must’ve got you by surprise. LOL
    Congrats on finishing another semester.
    Praying a blessed break for you, as well as a blessed new semester ahead.
    God loves you, Pooja! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Haha yeah it wasn’t too bad luckily ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Glad things are going well. I think they are getting used to things being said with forgotten mic’s ๐Ÿ˜€ If you didn’t get reprimanded then it likely was not noticed ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine was not really in University….but my first crush in High School, sort of a date….slipped on the stairs at Woolworths and ended up sliding down on my behind down several stairs. Definitely not the impression I had wanted to make ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Oh no I’m so clumbsy so I can definitely relate to that lol! ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Thanks and yeah it wasn’t too bad so I’m just going to pretend it didn’t happen ๐Ÿ˜œ

  4. I once hit reply to an email and sent it to the wrong person! Mortified ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    1. Oh no!!! If it makes you feel better I’ve done that too ๐Ÿ˜ซ

    2. I have done that many times๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆhorror show!!

      I love these posts PoojaโœจHere all day I have spent monitoring the snow. First itโ€™s beautiful then it starts to get all ugly with people and cars walking all over it.
      Well, I just thought let you know that๐Ÿ˜‚Hope you have a good day x

      1. Its the worst!

        โ„๏ธ how fun! Lol. Its been cold here in MA and we got a little snow. Waiting for Spring! Stay safe and warm โค๏ธ

  5. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ A similar thing happened to me only that in my case, my flatmate was having a class and her mic was on. Obviously I didn’t know that and I was singing really loudly from my room. Her whole class heard me sin heartbreak songs ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so embarassing.

    Have a good week!

    1. Lol that’s hilarious- at least they weren’t your classmates! Thanks for sharing that it definitely makes me feel like I’m not alone and have a good week too!

  6. Welcome to the club! LOL
    Congratulations on this being your last semester!

    1. Loll thank you!!

  7. oh my gosh! i can’t imagine doing online classes / zoom. good luck to the rest of the semester! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It’s nice in a way but it’s also awful in some ways like you have to keep checking your camera and mic!

  8. This semester I have a synchronous class and I just KNOW there’s going to come a day when I forget to mute my mic and wind up embarrassing myself lol.

    1. Lol if it makes you feel better you will definitely not be alone in doing that!

  9. lmao its happened to me before

    1. Lol glad I’m not alone!

  10. the same thing happened to me a few months ago! Thankfully, I was only typing, but it was really awkward.

    1. Lol I know exactly how you feel- luckily it’s a pretty common mistake so it’s not too bad!

  11. Haha, trust me, I’ve had funnier experiences with online classes. I took this chem class once and someone had their mic on. This person was literally yawning and saying how boring the class was, lol. This went on for a long time when the professor finally kicked him out of the meeting ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Omg that’s so hilarious- mine was definitely nothing that bad!!

  12. oops.. but hey at least your profesor’s write up said ‘quite good”. Way to go!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    1. Thanks and yeah oops indeed lol!

  13. These kind of stuff are pretty common nowadays with the whole online class. And even I’m guilty of having those clichรฉd experience because of my excessive stupidity.๐Ÿ˜ถ

    1. Lol yeah they are definitely common!

  14. I haven’t had one of those moments when I did my first online semester last August to December but I imagine the horror if that had happened hahahaha Online classes were okay for me, quite difficult during the last days, but my grades are all up and they were all unbelievably high scores, it kind of worries me as it doesn’t really mounts up to the things that I have learned. I think it’s one thing about online classes, it kind of sacrifices the quality of education in our country. huhu Thank you for sharing, Pooja! I’m sure you’ll do great on your last sem!! xx

    1. I’m glad your grades are good but yeah online classes can be very different. Thank you and good luck for your semester too!

  15. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ OH dear these things happen, they keep us humble. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Haha yes they do!!

  16. Could have been worse, I did it in a meeting a couple of years ago at which senior management were present and what I let slip was something particularly derogatory about management and their time wasting meetings. Got me noticed in a way I didn’t want. But oh well you have be philosophical about these things and just go with it. Needless to say I don’t think I have ever forgotten to mute a mic since. To learn the lesson while still at uni is a good thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Ok, last month I heard about a US journalist getting into trouble for forgetting he was on a zoom call and going to masturbate in the corner whilst in full view of everyone. So, you knowโ€ฆI’m sure they’ll be understanding of your mistake! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    I have to say I’m glad I’m not working/studying during this whole thing and having similar zoom interactionsโ€ฆbecause I would definitely do something similar too! Lol. (Leaving the mic on, not the other thing!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฎ).

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      2. That’s officially the favorite URL anyone has ever left on my blog ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Omg what??? Lol I’ll never feel bad about my situation again because at least I’m not that guy ๐Ÿคฃ

  18. Hahaha weโ€™ve all been there and done that. Iโ€™ve fed my husband while he was on a call with the founders of his company!

  19. Aw.. haha! I once left my mic on too and had songs playing in the background. It was pretty embarrassing when the teacher asked me to mute it!
    Glad to hear about your write up!

  20. Aw don’t worry -like you said life goes on!- haha honestly, that’s never happened to me before, i’m one of those people who is considered a ‘good two shoes’ so my class would find that pretty weird it it were me! congrats on the write-up!!

  21. Aw haha, at least it wasn’t something bad! I haven’t made that mistake yet luckily… xx

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  22. I’m definitely curious about what you said.

  23. I think that we all of similar stories of embarrassing zoom accidents, I wouldn’t worry too much about it ahaha!

  24. just saying hi โ˜บ

  25. Yup I see these incidents quite a lot๐Ÿ˜‚ and has happened with me too. I didn’t realize that my mic is on when we were busy with classwork and after completing my work I suddenly started to sing ‘let it go’. Then I got a message from my bestie ๐Ÿ˜‚ It was really embarrassing and funny too๐Ÿ˜

  26. Hope you didn’t say ‘Wrong’ things to your professor. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  27. Thankfully, back when I was taking online college classes, we didnโ€™t have live video instruction to make this mistake. Sorry that happened, but at least now your hyper aware. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Yes, I’ve noticed several times that a finished call is not really finished since the mic is still on and the other side can still hear. Sometimes we really want to curse right after a zoom session or a call. Seriously. Cursing is very important to our psychological well being sometimes. Well, this is life and we are all lovely flawed beings.

  29. Hey, relax this has happened with my younger sister and she was yelling at someone in the background.๐Ÿ˜…

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  30. Well we have to know what you said! And yes, when I was like 10, I went to hold my dad’s hand because we were in Washington DC and I didn’t want to get lost. It wasn’t for about three minutes when, at the exact same time, the Japanese tourist whose hand I was holding and I recognized what was happening!

  31. Now I am curious what you said lol
    Wonderful your professor gave you a positive comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I accidentally fell asleep with my camera on. Lol im sorry but the class was sooo boring!

  33. Oh nooo haha! Oh well thatโ€™s life!

  34. A few kind words from a tough teacher can certainly be impactful and the most meaningful in encouraging more of the best from us. Good for you!๐Ÿ˜Š

  35. Haha I feel like I always have an embarrassing story to share when you write about one! Once I was ‘doing class in bed’ (camera off ofc!) and I fell asleep, five mins after the end of the lesson I wake up because I can hear my teacher shouting my name and asking if I had any questions because I was the last one left – I was so flustered I just shouted “BYE” and hung up ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Good job with your write-up though!

    1. Lollll omg I feel like I would probably have reacted the same way ๐Ÿ˜‚ Glad I’m not alone with the embarrassing online classes ๐Ÿ˜œ

      1. Hahaha I think you got in my head, I was in a training yesterday at work and was talking to my mum about her online shopping before realising I was off mute ๐Ÿ˜ซ

        1. OH NO!!! If it makes you feel any better from the stories I’m reading in the comments it could have been wayyy worse.

          1. We are in good company! :’)

    2. “Bye” Nice one๐Ÿคฃ

  36. nope- but i did start singing whilst the kiddo was on a online class. Now he is referred to as the boy with the singing mum!

    1. Lol omg ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  37. My microphone was on during a class and my brother went to the bathroom. My math teacher yelled to the whole class โ€œSomEOnEs GOinG tO thE BathrOom!โ€. My class was silent as always but man was I embarrassed.

    1. Omg noooooo!! Haha don’t worry you are definitely not alone ๐Ÿ˜‚

  38. Not exactly? I have the unfortunate habit of letting the other person hang up. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes things are said.. and heard. So embarrassing!

    1. Oh no lol!

      1. I know! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  39. Gosh, this is embarrassing but a lil funny HAHAHAHA but I can’t see myself doing the same thing it’s just not appropriate to my course

    1. Lol yeah it’s definitely embarrassing but also funny!

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  40. Hopefully you’re not in a YouTube cringe compilation somewhere because of that. Haha.

    1. Lolll luckily my camera was off so even if I am people won’t know it’s me!!

  41. Iโ€™ve been in these awk situations before. Not fun!!!

    1. No they are definitely not lol!

    2. Not fun at all ๐Ÿคฃ

  42. You got me here โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

  43. Where would life be without poingent memories to reflect on.

    1. That’s true

  44. how nice of your teacher to recognize your writing – compliments can be powerful motivators…

    1. They really can be!

  45. Nice post!
    One day during my online class my video was on and out of nowhere my brother walks in and starts dancing in front of camera and everyone laughed so hard and it was embarrassing

    1. Thank you! Lollll I can imagine how embarrassing that would have been ๐Ÿ˜‚

  46. If you didnโ€™t get reprimanded then it likely was not noticed ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Lol hope so!!

  47. Ahaha omg if something like that happened to me I’m not sure people would have seen me again in class! ๐Ÿ˜‚ But then it depends what you said too! Also, congrats for the compliments! It is always so motivating when a strict teacher appreciates your work!

    1. Lol I want to drop it but it was the only course available at the moment ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅฒ Thank you!

  48. It happens, I remember a similar incident that happened to me. A few years later it was brought up at a party and ended up being a great ice breaker. Stay humble, weโ€™re only human.

    1. Yeah it definitely happens- hopefully I’ll be able to laugh about this at some point!

  49. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened to me. One of my course mates mistakenly exposed herself during an online class

    1. Oh no that’s terrible but these things do happen. Glad you haven’t had such an incident!

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  52. Once in class I left open mic and saying sth about teacher and once I left cam on mistakenly that’s all so embarrassing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ when ever it hit a big wave of regret and shame ๐Ÿ˜ฅ post relatable!

  53. Welcome to the club! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    1. Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  54. Ah yes, in online class is definitely something that I wouldnโ€™t say that the majority of us students had enough time to prepare for. Before the lockdown I had already taken 3 online classes and feel that really helped me, although I along with many other students didnโ€™t expect to take all classes online within the next few semesters.

    1. I’m glad you had some practice. It’s really difficult for the first time. I did online classes the first time last semester and it was a bit tricky.

  55. I was laughing while reading this because it reminded me of my own online class blunder. With me embarrassment doesn’t even come close to describing how mortifying the whole experience was that day…๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    1. It can really be super embarrassing lolll!

  56. A friend of mine was talking to me about a boy and our mics were on. The whole class heard the conversation but luckily they don’t know who the guy is๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Oh no I’m so glad they don’t know who the guy is!!

    1. Most peoples I think!

  57. Hahaha, I could imagine what you went through

    1. It was so embarrassing lol!

  58. I can relate :p
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  59. Ever since I started working remotely, Iโ€™ve been extra careful when Iโ€™m a meeting or close to entering one. A colleague once jumped on a group call without his shirt on and everyone could see ๐Ÿ˜ต
    The expression on everyoneโ€™s face was enough to scare me for a lifetime ๐Ÿคฃ

    1. Lolll be VERY careful haha!!

  60. I have tourettes where I tic when I’m excited nervous… I make loud hiccup sounding noises, just 1 now and again. I was in a lecture of 400 people and the lecturer kept asking if there was a bird in the room….everyone was looking at me an laughing. Luckily I was confident enough to take it. This happened every lecture for a month!

    1. Oh no that’s awful lol glad you didn’t let it bug you!

  61. Wait, so what did you say that was so embarrassing? I need to know LOL

    1. Lol I’m going to keep my silly mouth shut about that!!

  62. You sound interesting…

  63. I once left the mic on in a office zoom meeting and started chatting with my college friend about how silly my office people were ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต

    1. OH NO!!! If it makes you feel better you are definitely not alone!

  64. Well, fortunately or perhaps unfortunately..I have never had online classes. Sound interesting.
    Congrats on that write up and all the best in the upcoming one!

    1. Thank you so much and yes fortunately I think- online classes can be a bit tricky sometimes.

  65. In my university, I was praying prank on my classmate by hiding her note book when she was not paying attention. I was careful to not let my friend notice but forgot we also have a professor in the class. He caught me up and said something funny about me and whole class was laughing at me by the end. Itz awkward but the prof was a good one…

    1. Oh no that’s super awkward but if it makes you feel better most people forget about stuff like this so hopefully your classmates don’t remember.

      1. Thank You @ PoojaG . It is awkward at that time but right now it is a sweet memory ๐Ÿค—โ˜บ

        1. Glad it’s a good memory now!

  66. I haven’t had these sort of experience but I remember going mad over my family. There are kids crying in the background. People fighting I mean I used to be scared to unmute myself thank god online classes will end soon and your posts are so well ๐Ÿ’•

    1. If I lived with my parents that would definitely be me too lol!

  67. Oh boy, that happened to me too. The most embarrassing part is that I sang!

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    Well Iโ€™m done with university. But the other day my daughter walked in on me having a virtual meeting and announced that she was going to take a poop. Fun times!

    1. Well… that’s one way to get everyone’s attention!

  69. Haha yeah buttrue๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

    1. Haha thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  71. Had my identity stolen entering an insecure chat room, and lost EVERYTHING. Here I am, already an educator, and far too old to be so naรฏve, but…TADA! So I guess itโ€™s true, youโ€™re never too old to learn! On the subject of emails and โ€œreply to allโ€ very few of us have NOT had to live through that. Chin up, this too shall pass! Hugs! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Oh wow I’m so sorry to hear that. You’re right- we all make these mistakes we just have to move on with our lives.

  72. Yay! She’s back!!! Great to hear/see you again! I have had mostly dogs barking in the background when I’m on a zoom parent meeting. Either that or children fighting. Let’s just say it “Mother of the Year!!!”

    1. So nice to see you here again!!

      Haha you really are doing a wonderful job- that’s quite normal for Zoom meetings!

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    1. Thanks so much.

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