“This is from a couple of years ago. I was working for a private college which has several campuses—my campus was the ‘online’ campus. Each year the campuses took turns hosting an annual writing conference for English/Speech faculty.
With it being the online campus’s turn to host, we came up with the idea to make it a virtual conference which faculty members could attend from home or go to their own campus and attend with their peers in a classroom.
Anyway, as one of the people on the conference committee my job was to host several of the various break-out sessions, make sure the WebEx meeting was working, introduce the presenter of the session, monitor the q and a, etc. I also made sure to mute the participants once it was time for the speaker to start.
So there was no live mic scenario, but one of the participants left his webcam on. During the presentation, he whips out a gigantic party sub and is just going to town on it. So while everyone is watching the presenter’s PowerPoint, you just see this guy (who I had met before and was a legit 6’8) just scarfing down a party sub in a window in the bottom of the screen.
Honestly, it was more impressive than anything.
From my office, I just pinned his video so it’d be largest on my screen, sat back and respected the hustle. In hindsight, I could have PM’ed him that his webcam was on but that would’ve just ended the fun.”