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The Adventures of Break-O-Man
"Your faucet is running."
Tags:idle thought, idle thoughts, mind, wander, wanders, wandering, pay attention, paying attention, faucet, leak, leaks, leaky, brain, brains, mental image, mental images, chitchat, chit-chat, chat, chats, chatting, ignore, ignores, ignoring, drip, drips, date, dates, bad date, bad dates, thoughtless, daydream, daydreams, daydreaming, dinner date, dinner dates
"Could you run those numbers by me again? I was thinking of an old love."
Tags:board meeting, board meetings, business meeting, business meetings, old love, old romance, old romances, romantic, romantics, distracted, distraction, distractions, lazy, laziness, unprofessional, professional, board member, board members, shirk, shirking, shirker, shirkers, account, accounts, paying attention, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
"Now, how can I be of assistance?"
Tags:assistant, assistance, doctor, doctors, physician, physicians, head, headache, headaches, head injury, head injuries, head trauma, head traumas, trauma, traumas, oblivious, obliviousness, pay attention, pays attention, paying attention, help, helps, helping, emergency, emergency room, emergency rooms, injury, injuries, a&e, accident and emergency
"You're so easy to talk to - not everyone is such a good listener."
Tags:listen, listens, listener, listeners, distracted, distraction, distractions, pay attention, paying attention, date, dates, conversation, conversations, conversationalist, conversationalists, deceptive, false impression, false impressions, date, dates, first date, first dates, dinner date, dinner dates, easy to talk to, chemistry, spark, charisma
'I'm afraid turn out isn't as high as we'd expected...three of them misheard the date, five got the time wrong and everyone from marketing went to a hotel in Norwich by mistake.'
Man walking under the letter 'y'.
Man driving forklift is distracted by a pretty co-worker and accidentally runs into another colleague.
Warning Sign For Texters.
Every now and then, Doreen liked to see how many people were paying attention to her safety talk.
"I'm feeling fine, Mrs. Green! I haven't had to say, 'pay attention' once today!"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, teacher life, classroom management, class, classes, classroom, classrooms, losing it, going crazy, snapping, breaking point, headstand, headstands, attention, paying attention, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school
"Damn, you are smooth."
Tags:cheat, cheats, cheater, cheaters, infidelity, infidelities, smooth, smooth character, smooth characters, slick character, slick characters, unsuspecting, unsuspecting husband, unsuspecting husbands, husband, husbands, wife, wives, three-way, three-ways, menage a trois, adulterer, adulterers, pay attention, paying attention, inattentive, bookworm, bookworms, loser, losers
New from Never Mind Books: The Best Story in All the World
Tags:guilt, guilts, guilting, mother, mothers, mothering, mom, moms, mum, mums, nag, nags, nagging, feel bad, feels bad, feeling bad, passive aggressive, passive aggression, annoy, annoys, annoying, hostile, hostility, storyteller, storytellers, pay attention, paying attention, frustration, frustrations, frustrating, older generation, older generations, parent, parents, parenting, father, fathers, dad, dads, stories, story, greatest story, best story, never mind, stubborn, stubbornness
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
Whatever it is I usually think about.
Tags:think, thinking, cognition, ponder, pondering, though, thoughts, meta, usual, usually, routine, routines, psychology, psychological, metacognition, meta cognition, meta-cognition, walking, wandering, journey, daydream, daydreaming, mind, mindful, mindfulness, idle, idle thought, idle thoughts, pay attention, paying attention, inattentive, deep thought, deep thoughts
"Why, there's nothing wrong with the old gentleman—his heart is as sound as a dollar!"
Tags:kill, kills, killing, killer, killers, sound as a dollar, coroner, coroners, medical report, medical reports, murder, murders, murderer, murderers, serial killers, corpse, corpses, body, bodies, dead body, dead bodies, unobservant, pay attention, paying attention, powers of observation, old man, old men, decompose, decomposes, decomposing
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
"I have an extra tall coconut for Randy? Randy? Anyone? Randy?"
Tags:barista, barrista, barristas, baristas, coffees, coffee, coconut, coconuts, castaways, desert island, desert islands, shop, shops, retail outlet, retail outlets, marooned, maroon, shipwrecked, island, castaway, customer service, lonely, customer, customers, business, employee, employees, obvious, pay attention, paying attention, coffee shop, coffee shops, coffee bar, coffee bars
"I was just talking to Charlie Rose in my head."
Tags:charlie rose, interview, interviews, interviewer, interviewers, interviewing, talking head, talking heads, imagine, imagines, imagination, imaginations, chat, chats, chat show, chat shows, daydream, daydreams, daydreaming, self-important, self-importance, pay attention, paying attention, ignore, ignores, ignoring, out to lunch
"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
"Nine years I played jokes on her and she never retaliates!"
Tags:prank, pranks, prankster, pranksters, joker, jokers, joke, jokes, practical joke, practical jokes, nurse, bane, banes, resuscitate, resuscitates, hospital, hospitals, nursing home, nursing homes, sense of humour, sense of humor, resuscitating, retaliate, unprofessional, revenge, retaliation, vengeance, get back, ignorant, ignorance, unobservant, pay attention, paying attention
"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
"The wetter the better."
Tags:problems, phrases, unaware, lack of awareness, wet paint, wet paint sign, wet paint signs, ignorant, ignorance, ignore, ignores, ignoring, awareness, pay attention, pays attention, paying attention, space cadet, space cadets, space out, spaced out, relax, relaxes, relaxing, stare into space, staying into space, mankoff
Cat Keeps Attention In Meeting Using Laser Pointer
Tags:laser, lazer, laser pointer, lazer pointer, pointer, pointers, present, presentation, focus, focused, focusing, attention, pay attention, paying attention, cat, cats, kitties, kitty, kitten, kittens, personify, personified, personification, play, playing, pet, pets, domestic, domestic animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, business, businessmen, businessman, meeting, meetings, bored, boring