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Al by Jud Johnson
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?"
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"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
"You have until he rolls his eyes and looks at his watch."
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"What if we stow the 'Star Wars' crap for five seconds, Timmy, and get to the geometry?"
Tags:kid, kids, children, child, son, sons, boy, boys, raising kids, raising children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, homework, math, maths, mathematics, geometry, focus, concentration, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, adhd, attention problems, attention issues, short attention span, inability to focus, unable to focus, mask, masks, film, films, fictional character, fictional characters, character, characters, movie character, movie characters, sci-fi, science fiction, nerd, nerds, geek, geeks, fan, fans, movie, movies, science fiction film, science fiction films, science fiction movie, science fiction movies, sci-fi film, sci-fi films, sci-fi movie, sci-fi movies, space, outer space, outerspace
"It lets you hold the President's attention for a few extra seconds before he wants to change channels."
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"It helps me stay focused."
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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
'How can he have an attention deficit when he has so many nice things to hold his attention?'
"O.K., just one more and then I've got to get on with my life."
"Could you go over that once again,
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"Je crois que je me suis egare."
Tags:french, french cartoon, french cartoons, lost, lose one's way, lost one's way, engross, engrossed, engrossing, engrosses, businessman, businessmen, workaholic, workaholics, believe, short attention span, short attention spans, inattentive, inattentiveness, no attention, technology, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, smart phone, smart phones, maps, direction, directions, bad at following directions, bad at following instructions
"No, the computers are fine. It's my attention span that's down."
Tags:computer, computers, technology, attention span, attention, concentrate, concentration, focus, losing focus, software, office, offices, work, work place, mental capacity, thought process, buffer, computer technician, computer technicians, technician, short attention span, short attention spans, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, instant gratification
"I'm listening - I just need to chase this insect real quick."
"Your husband suffers from SADD. Spousal Attention Deficit Disorder."
"Do you want to come around to mine and ignore each other there instead>"
Tags:mobile, mobile phone, mobile phones, mobiles, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, social media, app, apps, application, applications, millennial, millennials, internet generation, date, dating, dates, youth culture, ignore, ignores, ignoring, pay attention, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, short attention spans
"The internet wants to destroy your productivity."
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern technology, modern technologies, the internet, computer, computers, pc, pcs, notification, notifications, computer notification, computer notification, productivity, unproductive, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, consent, consenting, asking consent, time wasting, time waster, wasting time, the internet, the web, social network, social networks, social networking, social media
'No one ever does the robot.'
"You're the first guy I've met who really listens and blah, blah, blah..."
'Your tests indicate that you have a very short attention span -- you should be either a short-order cook or a news anchorman.'
"You're gonna need a bigger goat!"
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"Excuse me, Doc, my attention wandered. What type of deficit disorder did you say I had?"
Tags:attention deficit disorder, doctors, crazy, doctors & patients, medical, trends, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatrist, attention, short attention span, short attention spans, attention span, attention spans, modern life, modern world, modern worlds, modern living, mental disorder, mental disorders, learning disability, learning disabilities, learning disabled, mankoff
"We'd like to start out being very involved with you but eventually be drawn away to much more interesting cases down the hall."
Tags:patient, patients, doctor, doctors, physician, physicians, medical student, medical students, med student, med students, rounds, doing rounds, bored, boring, short attention span, short attention spans, attention span, attention spans, rare disease, rare diseases, medical journal, medical journals, bedside manner, illness, illnesses, rare illness, rare illnesses, lose interest, losing interest, hospitalized, hospitalization, hospitalize, in hospital