We’re all doing the best we can with technology these days, and it’s been harder for some of us than others. The older a person is, the more set they’ve been in their ways, the tougher time some have had with switching to online meetings and happy hours and consultations – and this attorney, who somehow got tangled up with the filters on Zoom, is no exception.
Texas attorney Rod Ponton arrived at a court hearing that was being conducted on Zoom with a cat filter on, making him appear as a big-eyed kitten instead of his normal, professional self.
Kendyl Hanks, the attorney who posted the exchange on Twitter, says she received permission to post the normally closed-door proceedings of the 394th Judicial District Court.
Judge Roy Ferguson was presiding, and pointed out the elephant in the room in the dry way only a judge could have managed.
“Mr. Ponton, I believe you have a filter turned on in the video settings.”
Ponton, as a cat, spoke (yes, it’s as hilarious as it sounds).
“I don’t know how to remove it. I have my assistant here. She’s trying to but I’m prepared to go forward with it. I’m not a cat,” he added after a moment, the kitten making a piteous face in the process.
Mr. Ponton remained the picture of professionalism, even though at least one of the other attorneys appears to be struggling with his composure.