Live TV, working from home and the perils of owning multiple yappy dogs all combined recently to make sure Karen Firestone of Aureus Asset Management had the most awkward work day possible.
Firestone was a guest on the CNBC show Squawk Box. The plan was for her and host Aaron Sorkin to talk finance—like investments and stocks.
Sorkin was trying to do just that when Firestone's dogs were triggered into barking fits by something.
Ignoring them didn't work, so she motioned for someone off camera to address the situation. She couldn't take care of them herself given the fact she was working and on camera live at the moment.
The task fell to the person off camera—a person, we will remind you, was not at work. They were not expecting to be on camera.
They did not intend to be involved here at all. They were just trying to relax in the comfort of their home.
And now they're on Live TV and the internet in their undies.
The person tasked with quieting the dogs is presumably Firestone's partner.
They were obviously comfortable in the home since they moved quickly through in nothing but boxer shorts.
Sorkin and Firestone just kept the conversation going as if the background action wasn't going to be the hottest topic of the show.
They delivered an informative segment with professionalism and candor.
Twitter, however, is not bound by any sense of professionalism or journalistic integrity.
They're pretty bound by the jokes.
Twitter obviously had a great time with this moment, and a few of them could relate.
What about you? Has anyone walked through your background a little too comfortably during a meeting?
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