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Al by Jud Johnson
"What would you recommend to hold a seven-year-old girl's attention in a car from East Seventy-eighth Street to Bridgehampton?"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, literal, literal joke, shopping, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, shelves, shelf, bookstore, clerk, kid, kids, kid's books, children's book, children's books, parent, parents, parenting, parental, dad, dads, father, fathers, new dad, new dads, new father, workaholic, work-a-holic, overwork, overworking, attention, attention span
'Son, your teacher told me that you're having trouble focusing and other things that I zoned out on...'
'I started to read the headline but then my mind wandered.'
"Oops! Wrong plug."
Attention Span Remaining: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.
Slow Texters' Lane
Tags:text, texts, texting, texter, texters, slow lane, slow lanes, sidewalk, sidewalks, modern life, modern times, text message, text messages, text messaging, walk, walks, walking, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, addictive, slow walker, slow walkers, pay attention, paying attention, attention, divided attention, attention span, attention spans
"I need you to line up by attention span."
Tags:elementary, kid, kids, child, childhood, nostalgia, nostalgic, childish, kindergarten, grade, preschool, pre-school, educating, education, teacher, teachers, attention, attention span, adhd, add, student, students, playful, playfulness, eager, eagerness, eagerly, happy, happiness, patient, patience, book, books, school, schools, schooling
A baseball player is too busy checking his smartphone to catch a ball.
Tags:outfield, outfields, outfielder, outfielders, catch, catches, catching, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, ignore, ignores, ignoring, shut out the world, shuts out the world, shutting out the world, modern life, modern times, pay attention, paying attention, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, short attention spans
"Are you listening to me?"
Tags:listen, listens, listening, face, faces, attention, focus, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, short attention spans, distracted, distraction, distractions, easily distracted, hear, hears, hearing, boss, bosses, manager, managers, pay attention, paying attention, ignore, ignores, ignoring, cubist, cubists, cubism, art, artist, artists
"I'll be walking by your door in a second if you want to try to get my attention."
Tags:attention, get attention, getting attention, distraction, distractions, distracted, cellphone, cellphones, phone, phones, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, smartphone, smartphones, headset, headsets, hands-free, disconnected, modern life, modern times, corporate culture, faceless corporation, faceless corporations, inattentive, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, short attention spans, boss, bosses, manager, managers
"Sorry -- I wasn't listening to what you were saying. I was too busy leading."
Tags:humanitarian aid, cartoonathon, humanitarian work, leader, leaders, leading, leadership, leaderships, manager, managers, managing, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, upper management, useless, uselessness, pay attention, paying attention, drift off, drifts off, drifting off, boardroom, boardrooms, meeting, meetings, endless meeting, endless meetings, team leader, team leaders, teamwork, attention span, attention spans, corporate ladder, corporate culture, chain of command, corporate drone, corporate drones
'Video problems would be more engaging than word problems.'
"You have until he rolls his eyes and looks at his watch."
Tags:boss, bosses, employee, employees, meeting the boss, meeting with the boss, pitch, pitches, business pitch, business pitches, rolls eyes, roll eyes, rolling your eyes, short attention span, attention span, attention spans, passive aggressive, passive aggression, cowed, frightened, worried, big meeting, big meetings
'I'm not being edutained!'
'Why don't you put all that stuff away, and go watch some good old-fashioned TV?'
'He has a very open mind. Everything goes in one ear and out the other.'
The noise you're trying not to hear is always the loudest.
A good speech is always shorter than you audience's attention span.
Attention Deficit Disorder
'Pst Ned! You're losing 'em.'
"It lets you hold the President's attention for a few extra seconds before he wants to change channels."
Tags:trump, donald trump, president trump, trump administration, white house, white house briefing, trump artoon, criticism, critique, tv, t.v., television, telly addict, telly addicts, tv addict, trump tv addict, tv addiction, caddicted to tv, attention span, short attention span, short attention spans, change channels, presidential briefing, presidential briefings, inattention
"I figure we can blue-screen the kids in later."
Tags:family photo, family photos, childhood photo, childhood photos, photography, false memory, false memories, triggering false memories, blue screen, blue screens, blue screening, special effects, matte, mattes, composite, composites, compositing, toddler, toddlers, parent, parents, sit still, sits still, sitting still, pose, poses, posing, attention span, attention spans, family picture, family pictures, camcorder, camcorders, tape, tapes, taping, record, records, recording
'The cannon will go off every 20 minutes just to make sure you're paying attention,'
Pay Attention To Something For 5 Minutes Challenge