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Al by Jud Johnson
'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
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
'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.'
A good speech is always shorter than you audience's attention span.
The noise you're trying not to hear is always the loudest.
Attention Deficit Disorder
'Pst Ned! You're losing 'em.'
"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
"If you were to boil your book down to a few words, what would be its message?"
Tags:boil down, boils down, boiling down, condense, condenses, condensing, idea, ideas, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, instant gratification, culture, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, short attention spans, writer, writers, author, authors, book tour, book tours, thought, thoughts, complexity, complex, mainstream media, dumb down, dumbs down, dumbing down
Attention Span Man
"O.K., just one more and then I've got to get on with my life."
'How can he have an attention deficit when he has so many nice things to hold his attention?'