Newsroom Employee Is Spotted Watching ‘Shrek’ During Live Broadcast on a Missing Woman | “Old Mate Got a Little Distracted”
Whether in our workspace, at home or while enjoying a vacation, we need to set our priorities straight and focus on what is more important at the moment. But looks like a newsroom employee forgot about his surroundings while binging on a famous animated film. @goodie0414 was checking out the daily updates on the 9 News channel when the TikTok user spotted something unusual during the news broadcast on a missing woman. The TikTok user could see a newsroom employee watching the Shrek movie behind the newsreader and he couldn’t help but share this with the rest of the world.
The news reporter shared the breaking news about the missing person but the careless employee indulged himself in some hearty movie time. Netizens wonder if the fellow retained his job or not. It seems the news reader wasn’t aware of what was going on behind her back so she continued to report on the news. The caption of the now-viral video read: “Old mate got a little distracted. Hope the woman is found though.”
In no time the video gained over 1 million views and numerous comments mocking the newsroom employee's irresponsible behavior at the workplace. Sure we all need a little break while working but that doesn't mean one can start watching a movie in between work obligations. A few people quipped that “someone’s getting fired” whereas others joked that the “man knew what he was doing.” Netizens even remarked that “the person thought we won’t notice but we did.”
The little humorous distraction might have shifted people’s attention from a piece of important news about an Australian woman called Sarah Weatherstone’s disappearance. The 28-year-old lady has not been found for more than a month. Weatherstone was last spotted walking out of a factory in Narre Warren in Melbourne on 23 March 2023. According to UNILAD, the missing woman’s mother Judith said that she is going through a “living nightmare” as the authorities continue their search for her daughter. "I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy," she told the press, per the outlet. "It’s a living nightmare. I see this on my TV shows. I don’t want to live it."
According to an interview with Herald Sun, the devastated mum Judith revealed that her daughter has missed her birthday and a trip to Queensland for a family wedding as well. “Two things go through my mind, one is that she is dead - I’m sure it’s easy enough to hide a body,” she said. “The other is that she is hiding somewhere. That option is more heartbreaking for me than if she was dead. Anyone with any information about Sarah is urged to come forward and inform the police." If the employee had been chilling with a Shrek movie when the newsreader was reporting on something less serious, it might have been easier for us to laugh at their cheekiness.