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A red-faced HR worker was mortified to realise she'd left a bottle of her Durex LUBE sitting on the shelf behind her during an important Zoom call with her BOSS.

Nicki Faulkner had a meeting with her manager while working from home earlier this month and 15 minutes in noticed the distinctive pink bottle looming over her shoulder.

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Horrified at the prospect of her boss clocking the sex aid, the 32-year-old sat on edge for 45 minutes continuing the chat as if all was well.

But the engagement and wellbeing specialist admitted she 'died inside' when she realised her mistake but was relieved that it wasn't spoken about.

Nicki, from Hackney, East London, said: "About 15 minutes into the call I clocked the lube on the shelf behind me, it was too late to move it.

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"My manager would then know I'd seen it and it would draw more attention to it.

"It's one of those taboos, I died inside a little bit.

"It was the Durex massage lube. It was definitely obvious - what else could it be?

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"She knew I was in bed. What else would I have on the shelf behind my bed?

"Next time I'll be doing meetings from the kitchen table. Bed was always going to be a bad idea."

After a full-on week Nicki had decided to work from bed but forgot to move the lube after spending the weekend with her boyfriend.

Nicki said: "I usually work from the office, but that week was particularly stressful so I decided to work from home.

"I knew I had a one-to-one with my manager. I got on my call and was working from bed.

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