WFH: Folks say funny things online during lockdown workdays. Check out some of my favorites.

I’ve been working from home since March 13th and now and then I need to zone out for a while, clear my brain, and work on something not work-project related.

Although I’m a writer and appreciate quiet-time when I’m pondering and working on finding the right word, much of my day these days is spent online, in front of a webcam, with a microphone on, participating in virtual meetings.

During one of those meetings, a few months ago, it occurred to me that we often say odd—sometimes very funny—things in online meetings that we most likely wouldn’t say to our coworkers in person. I was also startled that I would say interestingly strange things from time to time. I started a little list of my sayings and my hearings, and it turned into this nifty crossword puzzle.

Click the image below to access my crossword online in an interactive format. If you’ve been working from home for any length of time at all, I think you’ll enjoy it.

I’ve tried to proofread the puzzle carefully, but if you find any errors please let me know—I’ll credit you with the find, fix the error, and follow your online presence forever and ever. I promise. Also, feel free to share the puzzle, and comment on what you’ve heard during these strange work-from-home days.

If you’d prefer to go old school and print and solve the puzzle, you may download it here in PDF format. Cheers.

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By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.

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