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"Before I continue, can we just lose the personal trainers?"
A tightrope walker is thrown off by birds landing on one side of his balancing pole.
Tags:tightrope, tightropes, tightrope walker, tightrope walkers, balance, balances, balancing, balancing act, balancing acts, distraction, distractions, distract, distracts, distracting, telephone pole, telephone poles, daredevil, daredevils, circus, circuses, circus act, circus acts, throw off, throws off, throwing off, bird, birds, pigeon, pigeons, feat, feats, telephone wire, telephone wires
"Ex-cuse me! We're trying to hold a meeting here."
A criminal dances for a police officer in an attempt to delay being put into jail.
Tags:police, policeman, policemen, police officer, police officer, cop, cops, jail, jails, prison, prisons, criminal, criminals, arrested, locked up, incarceration, imprisoned, delay, delays, delaying, avoiding, avoidance, putting off, inevitable, distracting, distraction, distractions, unsuccessful, procrastination, procrastinating, stalling
"Retirement suits him. He can be distracted for half a day by two minutes worth of mail."
"Do you suppose I could enjoy 'Dynasty' without listening to an hour of suspender-snapping?"
Tags:soap opera, soap operas, daytime tv, daytime television, tv, television, show, shows, prime time, relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, old age, old people, elder, elders, elderly, ageing, aging, retired, retire, retirement, argue, argument, arguments, dispute, frustrated, distracting
"Now just say the first thing that comes into your mind."
Tags:ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, advertising, therapy, therapists, therapist, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychoanalysis, unfortunate, distraction, distractions, distracting, gender issues
"As I said earlier, Michelle, I won't answer questions about economic or foreign policy. I'm here to talk about my sexual escapades."
Tags:politician, politicians, scandal, scandals, brag, brags, bragging, interview, interviews, interviewing, corrupt politician, corrupt politicians, distraction, distractions, distracting, important issue, important issues, focus, focuses, focusing, tabloid, tabloids, tabloid sensationalism, substantive issue, substantive issues, policy, policy issues, tv interview, tv interviews, deflect, deflects, deflecting
"I've hated Tom Brady forever, but I'll always be grateful to him for giving us something else to talk about."
"We thought it would help distract you from our sinister objective."
"Look, I didn't come down here to work on our relationship. I came here to work on my backhand."
Tags:relationship trouble, relationships troubles, backhand, backhands, forehand, forehands, tennis, tennis instructor, tennis instructors, talk, talks, talking, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, tennis player, tennis players, couple, couples, couples counselor, couples counselors
"If this doesn't distract him, Ulysses, we'll go with the sheep idea."
Tags:ulysses, odysseus, polyphemus, cyclop, cyclops, cyclopses, escape plan, escape plans, the odyssey, classicist, classicists, classics, ancient history, ancient greek, ancient greeks, ancient greece, greek myth, greek myths, greek mythology, plan b, plan bs, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions, idea, ideas
"O.K., show's over, back to work."
Tags:distraction, distractions, distracting, office worker, office workers, office drone, office drones, cubicle, cubicles, voyeur, voyeurism, copulate, copulates, copulating, copulation, nosy, nosiness, bedroom, bedroom scene, bedroom scenes, bed, beds, stare, stares, staring, office romance, office romances, affair, affairs
"A woman ran in, stripped naked and threw candy all over, causing a bottleneck in accounting."
Tags:gender issue, gender issues, workplace discrimination, accounting, accountant, accountants, accountancy, ogle, ogling, immature, immaturity, childish, childishness, gawk, gawky, unprofessional, professionalism, sexist, glass ceiling, the glass ceiling, candy, sweets, distraction, distractions, distracting, bottleneck, bottlenecks
"Ooh, are those Reese's Pieces?"
Tags:reese's pieces, candy, candies, peanut butter, peanut butter lover, peanut butter lovers, guilty, guilty pleasure, guilty pleasure, snack, snacks, snack food, snack foods, sweet tooth, holdup, holdups, hold-up, hold-ups, stickup, stickups, stick-up, stick up, rob, robs, robbing, robbery, robberies, robber, robbers, liquor store, liquor stores, convenience store, convenience stores, bodega, bodegas, impulse buy, impulse buys, distraction, distractions, distracting
Separated as children, the Wilson twins are unexpectedly reunited at a midtown restaurant.
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, waiter, waiters, server, servers, service, customer service, order, orders, ordering, menu, menus, customer, customers, patron, patrons, twin, twins, sibling, siblings, brother, brothers, long-lost, long lost, reunion, reunions, reunited, surprise, surprises, surprised, distracted, distraction, distractions, distracting, hungry, hunger, starving, family, families, recommendation, recommendations, recommend, suggest, suggestion, suggestions, separated at birth
'Sorry, may bad. I thought you were texting.'
'He wasn't distracted. He's just a lousy driver.'
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 taking anyone for the pain?"
Tags:pain, pains, medication, medications, medical, prescription, prescriptions, prescription med, prescription meds, prescription medication, prescription medications, lingering pain, lingering pains, painful, painfulness, doctor, doctors, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions
"Do you know how distracting it is when you spin the chamber on that revolver?"
Tags:distraction, distractions, distracting, husband, husbands, wife, wives, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, spouses, spouse, marriage, married, redneck, rednecks, white trash, gun enthusiast, gun enthusiasts, gun, guns, violent, violence, gun control, right to bear arms, second amendment, deep south, bible belt, gun law, gun laws
"She's taking a lot of affection pressure off you."
Tags:husband, wife, husbands, wives, couple, couples, marriage, married, marry, relationship, relationships, pet, pets, dog, dogs, affection, affectionate, attention, attention needy, needy, distraction, distracting, clingy, emotionally needy, couples counselling, couples counsellor, couples counsellors, marriage counselling, marriage counsellor, companion, companionship, keeping company, animal, animals
"He seems to have lost his focus since he went into politics."
'Very impressive Randall! We'd still like to see the financial report.'
Tags:report, financial report, financial reports, quarterly reports, accountant, accountancy, yearly report, finance, financial, business, meeting, business meeting, fire, entertainer, entertainers, distraction, distracting, circus, circuses, circus trick, circus tricks, distractions, stall, stalls, stalling, cover-up, coverup, coverups, cover-ups, covering up, stall, stalls, stalling, stall for time
"I reached Level Three of Super Mario Brothers!"
Tags:office, offices, office life, worker, workers, employee, employees, cubicle, cubicles, playing, celebrating, video game, video games, videogame, videogames, computer game, computer games, game, games, leisure, hobby, hobbies, electronic game, electronic games, level, levels, leveling up, levelling up, technology, business, businessman, businessmen, inappropriate, distracting, boredom, modern life