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"Are you busy or are you at work?"
"Ah, J.T.—just the man I was looking for."
"Look, I'm dying. Gotta go."
Tags:black humour, dark humour, deathbed, on your deathbed, busy, business, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, phonecall, phonecalls, end of life, dying, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities
Al by Jud Johnson
"I'd love to spend more time with you, Jason, but you're not on my fall schedule."
Tags:dates, date, boyfriend and girlfriend, boyfriends and girlfriends, schedule, schedules, busy, business woman, bad relationship, bad relationships, business women, businesswoman, businesswomen, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, reject, rejects, rejected, rejection business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, couple, couples
"Can he call you back? He's writing a property."
Tags:writer, writers, famous writer, famous writers, famous author, famous authors, author, authors, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, busy, busy message, busy messages, take a message, takes a message, phone message, phone messages, call back, calls back, calling back, rich, riches, professional author, professional authors
"I'm making a list of everything we have to do before we go away so we can freak out in some kind of order."
Tags:list, lists, checkbox, cross off, crossing off, itinerary, itineraries, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, vacationing, panic, panics, panicking, last-minute panic, move, moves, moving, move house, moving house, freak out, freaks out, freaking out, busy, worry, worries, worrying, anxiety, anxieties, organize, organized, organise, organised, organisation, organization, type a, type a personality, type a personalities
"Things are crazy right now. Let me get back to you after the holidays."
Tags:christmas, christmas day, hectic, schedule, schedules, scheduling, holiday stress, overworked, christmas shopping, gift, gifts, present, presents, stressful, stress, stresses, stressor, stressors, xmas, x-mas, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, get back to you, call back, calling back, phone call, phone calls, busy, busy schedule, busy schedules, child, children, lack of perspective
"You're amazing! Where do you even find the time to shave your legs?"
'It's also a printer, scanner, phone and fax machine.'
"I have half an hour if you want someone to get sucked into your drama."
Tags:friend, friends, help, helping, phonecall, phonecalls, phone call, phone calls, drama, dramatic, dramatics, busy, business, short of time, melodrama, histrionic, histrionics, support, supporting, emotional support, supporting a friend, insensitive, insensitivity, emotional issue, emotional issues
Multitasking gone mad.
'It's a GPS for busy teachers. It tells you whether you're going or coming.'
"You're on our 'to do' list."
Tags:couple, couples, double, double up, double date, dating, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, companion, companions, plan, planned, planning, plans, to do, to do list, to-do, to-do list, lists, productivity, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, catch up, catch-up, swinging, schedule, schedules, visit, visiting, visits, modern, modern life, modern world, busy, poly, polyamory, poly-amorous
'We're running a bit behind, so I'm going to take whichever of you screams in agony the loudest.'
"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
Tags:child, children, kid, kids, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, absent, missing, work-a-holic, work-a-holics, overtime, working overtime, busy, too busy, work, working, job, jobs, career, career choices, family, families, broken family, broken families, money, rich, riches, money can't buy happiness, money vs. family, divorce, divorced, separate, separated, split, non-custodial, custody, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, limo, limos, limousine, limousines
"Well, if doodling all day is busy, I was busy."
Tags:doodle, doodles, doodling, skive, skives, skiving, timewasting, time wasting, waste time, wastes time, wasting time, work day, work days, working day, working days, pen, pens, pencil, pencils, busy, busy day, busy days, kvetch, kvetches, kvetching, moan, moans, moaning, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, complaining, after work, office supplies
"I know, but all promises are off when Daddy's writing his grant proposals."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, son, sons, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, academic, academics, professor, professors, grant, grants, grant proposal, grant proposals, research funding, funding, money, investment, investments, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, non-profit, non-profits, broken promise, broken promises, busy, proposal, proposals, application, applications, applying, finances
"Do you mean am I busy busy?"
Tags:doodle, doodling, time wasting, time waster, time wasters, waste of time, busy, busyness, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lie, lying, liar, liars, excuse, excuses, making excuses, procrastinate, procrastinating, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators, drawing in condensation, condensation
"I'm not withholding. I'm busy."
Tags:marriage, married, married life, old married couple, husbands and wives, husband and wife, husband, husbands, wife, wives, argue, argued, argument, arguments, arguing, argues, fight, fighting, fights, bicker, bickering, bickered, withholding, withheld, reserve, reserved, withdrawn, withdraw, withdraws, feeling, feelings, hurt feelings, hurt felling, busy, workaholic, work-a-holic, work hard, working, overwork, overworked, couple, couples, communication, communicate, communication skills, marriage counselling, counselling, counsellor, advice, help
"I'd better get busy. I have a lot of coffee to drink."
"It must be pouring outside."
Tags:irony, ironic, artist, artists, art, paint, painter, painting, paints, reality, incomprehensible, modern, modern art, modern life, modern world, modernist, modernism, gallery, galleries, culture, cultures, cultured, postmodern, postmodernism, spoof, spoofed, spoofs, parodies, parodied, parody, self portrait, portrait, portraiture, high society, retraced, backtrack, lost, wander, wandering, abstract, minimal, minimalist, taste, tastes, rain, raining, busy, crowd, crowds, weather, bad weather, shelter, sheltered
"I may have to cut this short, BK, and get back to you."