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Boss Goes Viral After Accidentally Turning On Potato Filter During Video Meeting

Filters are a fickle thing, aren't they? The excitement of figuring out you can turn yourself into a wizard, a cat, or maybe even a disco ball while chatting with someone really only lasts so long before the novelty wears off and you just start feeling silly for having ever changed your appearance in the first place.

At that point, most of us would abandon our attempts at being quirky and cute, and turn off those filters once and for all.

But for some... technologically-challenged people, it's just not that simple. Or possible.

One boss couldn't seem to master the ancient art of video filters during a recent conference call with her employees.

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While these kinds of mishaps would normally be reserved for those who were part of the call and therefore experienced the hilarity firsthand, one of the woman's employees snapped a sneaky pic and shared it to the world so the rest of us could have a laugh during these trying times.

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Twitter user Rach posted the hilarious photo to her account for that very reason.

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As she explained in the caption,

"My boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can't figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting."

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Yes, this boss lady's poor coworkers had to try to keep it together while she conducted business as a damn spud.

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I'm not sure I'd be able to take anything my boss said seriously if they were blinking at me with those giant eyes and giving us quarterly updates while literally looking like a potato.

Hopefully this crew is close enough they could all have a really good and really long laugh about this one.

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Unsurprisingly, the people of the internet absolutely loved this whole potato mishap, and Rach's photo quickly went viral.

In just a few days, the post has gotten over 885,000 likes and more than 205,000 retweets from Twitter users who just can't get enough of Rach's poor potato boss.

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And the comment section is perfectly packed with potato puns.

One of Rach's coworkers actually popped in to leave this satisfying comment, "No worries about being sacked.. #potatoboss @mlizetocampo isn’t salty about her spudden fame!"

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The potato boss even joined Twitter to reveal herself and broke her silence about her sudden viral fame.

"I yam potato boss," she wrote "I yam glad this is making folks laugh at this time. Please stay planted at home and safe!"

As an update for any curious folks, Rach later tweeted that her boss feels no ill will towards her for sharing the hilarious snap online and wrote, "We hashed it all out tonight and our team is still laughing with you all. STAY PLANTED AT HOME & welcome my potato boss to the twitterverse."

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