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Untimely Interuptions

Updated on May 28, 2014

Mike's Common Sense

It’s a real drag to get interrupted when you are doing something you really like. You know what I mean. I’ll stomach the traffic jams, I’ll wait in lines at the bank, I’ll even handle a root canal, but, I hate it when something messes up my free time

Being interrupted is like being violated. Nobody likes being violated.

Everyone is familiar with the “calling at suppertime, sales pitch guy”. I know everybody needs a job, but these people should be tied up and forced to listen to Yoko Ono records for forty eight straight hours (I wonder what level of hell that would equate with?). I mean we have to get serious with these people!

Some of you might know the “friend who always calls when you are getting nookie guy” I had a friend in college whose clairvoyance was astounding. He always knew when I was getting laid. It got so bad that I finally learned to take the phone off of the hook (remember when you did that?), whenever I got lucky.

Other people are familiar with “I live in the middle of the approach for a major runway”, or “I live next to the railroad track” problem. When I worked at a major airline in Rochester, NY, I had a very nice top half of a house to live in. The only problem was it was in a direct line with runway 22 (short for 220 degrees.). Every night when the best television shows came on, that’s when all of the jets would decide to land. “What did he just say!?” Is what we would yell to each other as lines of our favorite show were blotted out by the screaming jet engines. As if that wasn’t bad enough, every morning about 6:30 am they would all take off again roaring right over head, shaking the house, and rattling the windows. And it was even worse if you were trying to sleep off a hangover. (Ugh!)

Last but not least is the “Asshole dog next store, barking all night long” situation. You really want to get up, walk next door, and throttle the owner. “Are you deaf man! Muzzle that dog, stupid!” I would yell as I was shaking him by his throat. Fortunately, I am way too lazy to do that; I just swear at the dog all night as I toss and turn.

Let’s face it, untimely interruptions suck. Like I was saying, give me your best shot, water boarding, Chinese water torture, and flaming bamboo shoots up my fingernails, just don’t bother me!

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      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Trish, ok ok I might be generalizing. Now that I think about it I do see an awful lot of guys at work on the cell phone all day, it might be a guy thing too. That is how I got the the inspiration for "Everyone's Talking"

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      trish1048 

      9 years ago

      Oh! I didn't realize it is a lady thing LOL. Gee, I learn something new every day :)

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      hi Trish, I think what you are refering to is a lady thing. My wife is always refusing to answer the phone because she knows that she will be on the phone for an hour with that person. That is not somethong she has to worry about if it is me or another guy on the phone.lol

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      trish1048 

      9 years ago

      I agree.  I just hate it when I am playing a game on the computer at work, and I'm interrupted to do some work-related thing.  Just kidding :)

      But, I do know what you're saying.  Some people seem to have a knack for knowing just exactly what you're doing, and when you're doing it.  It's maddening!

      Another thing that drives me crazy is when 'that' person calls.  You know the one, the person who can talk till the cows come home, and usually about nothing important.  I think everyone knows one of those types.  I've had to become inventive to be able to end the call gracefully.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      HI feline prophet. Getting interupted when you don't wish to be sucks. I guess it is a part of life.

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      Feline Prophet 

      9 years ago

      Hehe, I know what you mean. It can be most annoying to be engrossed in something you enjoy only to be interrupted by someone who couldn't care less!

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