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"I told you never to call me at this number."
Tags:call, calls, calling, work number, work numbers, office number, office numbers, call, calls, calling, check in, checks in, checking in, president, presidents, presidential, secret service, cell, cells, cell phone, cell phones, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, stressful job, stressful jobs, job, jobs, stress, stresses, anxious, anxiety, anxieties
"Ex-cuse me! We're trying to hold a meeting here."
"I know we didn't accomplish anything, but that's what meetings are for."
Tags:business meeting, business meetings, waste of times, wastes of time, wasting time, time waster, time wasters, accomplishment, accomplishments, accomplish, accomplishes, accomplishing, unproductive, manager, managers, boardroom, boardrooms, boardroom meeting, boardroom meetings, meeting, meetings, corporate culture, executive, executives, corporation, corporations, faceless corporation, interruption, interruptions, interrupting, work flow, efficient, efficiency, efficiency expert, efficiency experts, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, restructure, restructures, restructuring
"Are you busy or are you at work?"
"The guy in the cubicle next to yours wants to know if you took one of the rubber ducks that were all in a row on top of his monitor."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, office cubicle, office cubicles, rubber ducks, rubber duck, bath, baths, bathing, having a bath, interrupt, interrupting, interrupted, toy, toys, office paraphernalia, computer, computers, immature, immaturity, childish, childishness, theft, thief, thieves, steal, stole, stolen, stealing
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"Oh, I beg your pardon – I'm just looking for my husband."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, 1940s cocktail party, flirtatious, flirts, interrupt, interrupting, looking for someone, husband, cheating husband, cheater, cheaters, two-timing, two-timer, two-timers, having an affaire, affaire, affaires, adulterous, vintage party, vintage, vintage catoon, 1930s, 1940s
"I hate to be a wet blanket, Officer, but I wish to report my purse has been snatched."
Tags:police officer, police officers, policeman, policemen, 1940s policeman, old fashioned policeman, reporting a crime, report a crime, report, reporting, reported, crimes, mugging, mugger, mugged, bag snatched, theft, polite, overly polite, apologetic, overly apologetic, interrupt, interrupting, pushchair, pram, buggy, pushchairs, prams, buggies, 1940s pram, 1940s, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
"What the hell sort of convenient new feature is this?"
Tags:modern technology, modern technologies, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, interrupt, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, intrude, intrusion, intrusions, working weekends, bringing work home, overworked, overworking, bbq, bbqs, barbecue, barbecues, weekend, weekends, the weekends, no holiday
"Tell me, sir. Is it good or bad?"
She's been teaching too long!
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, classroom management, raising your hand, raise your hand, interrupting, question, questions, cocktail party, cocktail parties, party, parties, small talk, career, careers, profession, professions, old habits, teacher life, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school
"Oh, I see you're busy, so I'll keep talking."
"I've asked you never to call me during naptime."
Tags:nap, naps, naptime, nap-time, nap times, nap-times, nap time, napping, interruption, interruptions, interrupting, kid, kids, nursery, nurseries, kindergarten, kindergartens, childcare, child-care, child care, phone, phones, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, smartphone, helicopter parent, helicopter parents, helicopter parenting
"Would you please refrain from texting while I'm operating!"
Tags:hospital, hospitals, medical, medicine, doctor, doctors, patient, patients, health, health care, healthcare, surgery, surgeries, surgeon, surgeons, operation, operations, or, ors, o.r., o.r.s, operation room, operation rooms, operating room, operating rooms, operating, mid-operation, texting, text, texts, message, messages, messaging, phone, phones, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, cellular phone, cellular phones, mobile phone, mobile phones, smart phone, smart phones, smartphone, smartphones, addict, addicts, addictions, addicted to texting, addicted to smartphone, addicted to phone, smartphone addiction, texting addiction, phone addiction, refrain, stop, interrupting, technology, modern life, millennial, millennials, communication, youth, youths, teen, teens, teenager
"Can you be in the moment later?"
'How are we supposed to have a constructive dialogue when you keep trying to interrupt me?'
"Hey, no problem. Just touching base to say 'Hi. How goes it?' and to tell you that we really care about you. And now back to our show."
Tags:check in, checks in, checking in, call home, calls home, calling home, news bulletin, news bulletins, breaking news, interrupt, interrupts, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, touch base, touches base, touching base, human contact, care, cares, caring, gesture, gestures, ad break, ad breaks, thoughtful, thoughtfulness, kind, kindness, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems
"Must you people always call during state dinners?"
Tags:state dinner, state dinners, dinner, dinners, interrupt, interrupts, interrupting, marketing, marketing call, marketing calls, obtrusive, nuisance, nuisances, cold call, cold calls, cold calling, telemarketing, telemarketers, telemarketer, royal, royals, royalty, unsolicited call, unsolicited calls, dinner hour, dinner hours, king, kings, politician, politicians, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, rude, rudeness, inconsiderate, monarch, monarchs, monarchy
A musician disturbs his napping pet dog by playing the horn.
Tags:disturbed, disturbing, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, interrupted, nap, naps, napping, sleeping, animal, animals, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, dog, dogs, canine, canines, dog owner, dog owners, music, musician, musicians, musical instrument, musical instruments, playing, horn, horns, setting up
"Fine, ignore me—that's cool! I'm no stranger to unwanted advances myself."
Tags:gender issue, gender issues, gender inequality, sexist, sexists, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, sunbathers, sunbathing, unwanted advances, unwanted advance, chat up, chat-up, chatting up, intrude, intruding, intrusion, intrusions, annoy, annoying, annoyance, interrupt, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, reject, rejections, rejected, rejection, male entitlement, male ego, harass, harassment, harassing, toxic masculinity
"You can unfasten your seatbelt now, Howard, and move about the cabin at will."
"Oh there you are Pastor! Hey, I hope I'm not interrupting..."
"I suppose you realize you're ruining my Tai Chi session."
Tags:animal, animals, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, cat, cats, cat owner, cat owners, tai chi, ruin, ruining, ruined, messing up, interrupting, interrupt, interrupted, distract, distraction, distractions, distracting, annoy, annoying, needy, attention, attention-hogging, attention-hogs, attention hogging, attention hogs
"With you in a minute, chief—there's a headhunter on the line who's after me."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, manager, managers, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, interrupted, headhunter, headhunters, recruiter, recruiters, recruitment, quitting, leaving, poaching