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GEORGETOWN, Texas — There comes a point in everyone’s life when they have to stop and take a bathroom break. But if you’re wearing a live microphone, it might be a good idea to make sure it’s off before you conduct your…business.

According to Mashable, a recent city council meeting in Georgetown, Texas, came to a screeching halt after a council member left to relieve himself but forgot he was wearing a hot mic, causing his trip to the men’s room to echo through council chambers and leaving the city’s mayor pro-tem Rachael Jonrowe unable to continue without laughing.

On the video posted to YouTube on Friday, Jonrowe was speaking about infectious diseases when she was stopped in her tracks by the sound of a flushing toilet.

Ironically—given the topic of Jonrowe’s speech—online viewers have noted that the unidentified council member appears to have neglected to wash his hands following his trip to the lavatory.