Open Post: Hosted By The Man Who Lost His Shit When A Squirrel Dropped In On His Conference Call

September 28, 2022 / Posted by:

I’d venture to guess that everyone has made an excuse to get off of a call at some point in their lives. Your mileage may vary when it comes to how believable said excuse was, but if you’re the guy whose wife posted a TikTok of him losing his ever-loving shit when a squirrel made its way into his home office while he was on a conference call, no need to worry about proving you had a reason for stepping away from the phone. The whole internet now knows.

Newsweek says that TikTok user @whoalaureik posted the footage two weeks ago and it’s since gone viral.

Posted by TikTok user @whoalaureik on September 16, the video amassed more than 2 million views as it showed the man screaming once the squirrel ran toward him.

“Just your average conference call,” read the video caption.

The video starts normally enough, with a man talking on his office speakerphone. But then he starts cautiously rubbernecking and grabs the baseball bat curiously propped up against the wall next to him. Then the fun begins.

The video showed @whoalaureik’s husband sitting at his desk while on his conference call when he abruptly swiveled his chair around to survey his office. He looked around for a moment before turning around and grabbing a bat leaned against the wall. Suddenly, he started yelling and backed into his desk as a squirrel appeared next to his chair.

“Go! Go away!” @whoalaureik’s husband screamed before jumping on top of his desk.
The squirrel jumped toward the desk, prompting @whoalaureik’s husband to leap back off.

He continued screaming and ran around the squirrel that was seen next to his chair just as the video ended.

Here’s the video; make sure that your sound isn’t up too loud:

@whoalaureik

Just your average conference call #scaredme #squirrelsoftiktok #squirrelattack #squirrel #conferencecall #edwardmarcchocolatier #foryoupage #fyp #afv

♬ original sound – Lauren

All of that screaming and the pesky varmint wasn’t even wearing a Scream mask? While The Humane Society says to crack some windows and “leave the squirrel alone, so they can find their way out,” hubby was prepared with the baseball bat because the squirrels on their pine tree-surrounded property are “thriving” and this vigilante had been breaking and entering into the house looking for a nut for a few days.

This issue, according to @whoalaureik, has happened before. “The squirrel had been breaking in and then hiding in the chimney for a couple days prior to this,” she said in the comments section.

This roughneck “skworl” (not to be confused with the sophisticated “skwir-rels” that Tan France spoke of) must have been out for vengeance if the blood-curdling screamy tantrum coming from that office was accurate. So this video teaches a valuable lesson: never get on a conference call unless you want your coworkers to know that you have a terrifying scream akin to that of Madonna’s when she catches a glimpse of herself without filters.

Pic: TikTok

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