A New Zealand cabinet minister has become the latest in a long line to experience the pitfalls of working from home since the pandemic began. Carmel Sepuloni, New Zealand’s minister for social development, was doing a live Zoom interview with Radio Samoa when she was interrupted by her son excitedly waving a carrot. It turned out that he had found the carrot among the groceries and rushed out to show it to his mother. Ms Sepuloni described it as a “deformed carrot shaped like a male body part.”
Ms Sepuloni, a Labour Party MP, was discussing COVID-19 restrictions with Tavai Meni on Radio Samoa’s Breakfast Show when this happened. In a video which has gone viral online, the TV host could be heard laughing as the minister tried to remove the carrot from the shot.
“That moment when you’re doing a LIVE interview via Zoom and your son walks into the room shouting and holding a deformed carrot shaped like a male body part,” Carmel Sepuloni wrote while sharing the video. “Yes, we were almost wrestling over a carrot on camera, and yes, I’m laughing about it now but wasn’t at the time!”
That moment when you’re doing a LIVE interview via Zoom & your son walks into the room shouting & holding a deformed carrot shaped like a male body part. ????????????♀️ Yes, we were almost wrestling over a carrot on camera, and yes, I’m laughing about it now but wasn’t at the time! ???? pic.twitter.com/oUbcpt8tSu
— Carmel Sepuloni (@CarmelSepuloni) August 30, 2021
The video has been viewed more than 1.2 lakh times on Twitter, collecting nearly 5,000 ‘likes’.
“Children, what a delight they can be,” one amused Twitter user wrote in the comments section.
Children, what a delight they can be. ????
— Sarah Russell (@kiwialliance) August 30, 2021
“Thank you to you and your son for a good belly laugh,” said another.
So funny, that’s the highlight of my day, thankyou to you and your son for a good belly laugh.
— Lee Rowe (@LeeRowe) August 30, 2021
“Hilarious. Joys of working from home,” a user remarked.
Hilarious. Joys of working from home.
— Pravin Maharaj (@pravinMaharaj75) August 30, 2021
This is not the only work from home blunder that has amused Twitter users of late. Anthony Farnell, chief meteorologist for Global News, was recording a segment from home when his dog wandered into the frame, giving the Internet a hilarious video in the process.
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