Don’t zoom in! The 32-year-old woman is humiliated after realizing she left a bottle of lube in full view during a 45-minute call to her boss who took her out of bed
- Nicki Faulkner, 32, of Hackney, had a Zoom call with a manager who worked from bed
- Noticed for 15 minutes that she had left a bottle of lube on the shelf in front of the camera
- Spent the rest of the meeting worrying that her manager might discover the intimate product
A red-faced HR worker was embarrassed to discover that she had left a bottle of her Durex lube on the shelf during an important Zoom call with her boss.
Nicki Faulkner of Hackney, East London, had a meeting with her manager earlier this month when she was working from home and after 15 minutes noticed the distinctive pink bottle looming over her shoulder.
Horrified at the prospect that her boss would clock the sex aid, the 32-year-old sat nervously for 45 minutes and continued the conversation as if everything was fine.
But the commitment and wellbeing specialist admitted that she “died inside” when she realized her mistake, but was relieved that it was not discussed.
Human resources worker Nicki Faulkner, 32, of Hackney, East London, was embarrassed when she noticed during a 45-minute zoom call with her boss that there was a bottle of lube on the shelf behind her bed
Nicki had the bottle of massage lube on the shelf after her boyfriend dropped by over the weekend and she forgot to take it out of sight
Nicki said, “After about 15 minutes I stamped the lube on the shelf behind me, it was too late to move it.
“My manager would then know I saw it and it would draw more attention to it.
“It’s one of those taboos, I’ve died a bit inside.
“It was the Durex massage lubricant. It was definitely obvious – what else could it be?
“She knew I was in bed. What else would I have on the shelf behind my bed?
Nicki said all of her friends found the mishap hilarious because they believe she has a pretty “serious” job in human resources
The 32-year-old pictured first realized that she had left the bottle in full sight of her Zoom call until it was too late
“Next time I’ll hold meetings from the kitchen table. Bed was always a bad idea. ‘
After a full week, Nicki had decided to work from bed but forgot to move the lube after spending the weekend with her boyfriend.
Nicki said, “I usually work from the office, but this week has been particularly stressful so I decided to work from home.
“I knew I was one on one with my manager. I got my call and was working from bed.
“I didn’t know if she noticed – every now and then I thought she saw it.
“She talked, then just paused. I thought she saw it, but I think we had a bad connection on the Zoom call.
The engagement and wellbeing specialist was embarrassed when she noticed the bottle of lube during her Zoom call
“If she’d seen it, she’d probably be as embarrassed to mention it as I would be.
“I brought it to my friend’s house and he was recently visiting. I left it on the side and usually put it in the corner, but thought I’d just leave it there.
“I didn’t call anyone out of bed for the rest of the day.”
After Nicki posted the unfortunate event on social media, she claimed her friends all thought it was “hilarious”.
Nicki said: “I work for a start-up, a large group company. That adds to how fun it is.
“My friends all thought it was hilarious. They think I have a much more serious job than I actually do. ‘