Quarantine has forced thousands and thousands of people to start working from home. For couples, this might be the beginning of the end of their relationship. We have no idea who our partners turn into between nine and five and we shouldn’t ever have to know. Unfortunately, it’s too late to turn back the clock to that time of innocence.
Style Magazine deputy editor Laura Norkin used Twitter to shine a light on the new knowledge everyone is acquiring about the people they love that is turning their feelings into hate. From listening in on her husband’s conversations, she’s discovered that he’s the guy who says “let’s circle back” to things. Divorce! Him!
A funny thing about quarantining is hearing your partner in full work mode for the first time. Like, I’m married to a “let’s circle back” guy — who knew?
— Laura Norkin (@inLaurasWords) March 19, 2020
Soon everyone was sharing the weird quirks and verbal ticks they’ve witnessed that have made them realize their spouse is the last person on earth they would befriend in the workplace. It’s making a lot of people reconsider their life choices! And it’s hilarious.
Look, we are all lucky to have people in our lives who we can still hug. While many petty fights might erupt at home over the coming weeks, we have to remember that this will end. Try to be supportive and remember that these freaks on conference calls in your living room will eventually go back to the office.
I’m married to a “what the FUCK, are you FUCKING KIDDING ME, Jesus CHRIST, FUCK” guy, and I asked him what was wrong & he was like, “my email didn’t refresh” https://t.co/03SCZHi3B6
— Sarah Tolcser, Revision Master! (@SarahTolcser) March 19, 2020
I’m married to “just to clarify”
— Weary Black Woman (@marcela_ajua) March 19, 2020
One more question though: did you remember your wife follows you on Twitter? 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/RurX6knbwS
— Kit Lancaster (@k10lancaster) March 19, 2020
“But apparently at work he’s super competent” had my laughing 😂
— darcy gabriele (@darcygabe) March 19, 2020
Justin roasting me for using corporate/tech speak was not something I anticipated when I went remote 2 years ago. Partners witnessing your Work Self is weird, you don’t realize how much they don’t know until they’re eavesdropping and hear you drop the term “ideate” at 6 am https://t.co/Joc5SyNtTM
— Caree Youngman – hiring engineers👋 (@careecodes) March 19, 2020
Hearing my wife teach middle schoolers in the other room. She’s amazing.
— Mark Daley (@markedaley) March 19, 2020
“Let’s parking lot that for now…” pic.twitter.com/O4lkp9Oir9
— Shopgirl 🇺🇸🗣☮️ (@idnac4u) March 19, 2020
My wife continually asks “What exactly do you do?” after almost every conference call I have…
— Michael Estabrooks (@BeastduEast) March 19, 2020
Turns out my partner has 4 distinct voices:
– the one I hear
– the one his coworkers that he likes hears
– the ones coworkers that annoy him hear
– the one telemarketers hear https://t.co/Fo2nZRboZO
— Megan Fox Is In The Boonies (@glassbottommeg) March 19, 2020
Very true. I’m married to a “at the end of the day” guy who also said, condescendingly, “Oh. You do it that way.” when his co-worker was sharing his screen while using Excel. https://t.co/dsg4Xq86tB
— ⓂⒸᴹᵃᵍᵍⁱᵉ home edition (@elefantvanishes) March 19, 2020