"Hey, sorry to call you guys this late on a weeknight, but I just happened to be in your basement."
"What's that persistent, irritating noise?"
Tags:noise, noises, irritating noise, irritating, noises, alarm, alarms, alarm system, alarm clock, alarm clocks, dream, dreams, dreaming, fantasy, buzz, buzzes, buzzing, interrupt, interrupts, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, wake, wakes, waking, wake up, wakes up, waking up, nightmare, nightmares, real life
"I want to apologise for calling this meeting on such short notice."
Tags:business meeting, business meetings, meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, spaghetti, pasta, fork, forks, dinner time, meal, meals, meal time, short notice, rush, in a rush, interruption, interruptions, overworked, overworking, management style, management styles, professionalism, unprofessional, lunchbreak, lunch time
"Before we continue, is there anyone else present who has never seen a dead person?"
Tags:death, dead, funeral, funerals, funeral service, funeral services, wake, wakes, memorial service, memorial services, memorial, memorials, casket, caskets, coffin, coffins, open-casket, dead body, dead bodies, corpse, corpse, new experience, new experiences, interruption, interruptions, interrupting, curious, curiosity, black humour, black humor, dark humor, dark humour
"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
"I just have a few minor fixes that will ruin everything you've come up with."
Tags:bosses, boss, manager, managers, executive, executives, business manager, business managers, business executive, business executives, bad manager, bad managers, bad managements, notes, review, reviews, impractical, inconvenient, inconvenience, interfere, interfering, interference, interrupt, interruption, incompetent, incompetence, conceit, conceited, bad idea, bad ideas, hierarchy, hierarchies, business hierarchy, business hierarchies
"Tell me the truth—have I ever made tea come out of your nose?"
Tags:novel, novelty, monks, monk, religion, religions, religious, buddhist, buddhism, laughter, laughing, laughing stock, inappropriate, interruption, interrupt, interrupted, guru, gurus, tea ceremony, ritual, rituals, right for the job, job, jobs, work, career advice, career guidance, choosing the right career, choosing the right job, right career, right job
"A gentleman would offer his seat."
Tags:old lady, old ladies, old woman, old women, concert, concerts, performance, performer, performers, piano, pianist, pianists, music, musician, musicians, stage, stages, theatre, manners, gentlemen, gentleman, etiquette, chivalry, chivalrous, interruption, pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, o.a.p., o.a.p.s, good manners, bad manners
"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
"You'll have to speak up. I'm very loud in here."
"But, first, my impression of Mussolini."
Tags:mussolini, impression, impressions, impressionist, impressionists, doing impressions, serenade, serenading, court, courting, courtship, courtships, italy, italian, italians, balcony, balcony scene, balcony scene, romance, romantic, romantics, love, benito mussolini, politician, politicians, fascist, fascists, fascism, pnf, nation fascist party, partito nazionale fascista, dictator, dictators, interrupt, interrupted, interruption, unromantic, kill the mood, killing the mood, ruin the mood, ruining the mood
"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
"Don't tell me about busy- I'm on my freaking honeymoon!"
Tags:honeymoons, overworked, overworking, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern expectations, expectations, high expectations, intrude, intruding, intrusive, intrusion, intrusions, interruption, interruptions, demanding, high pressure, under pressure, high pressure job, high pressure jobs
"It's for you."
Tags:meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, boardroom meeting, boardroom meetings, business meeting, interruption, interruptions, phone call, phone calls, window washer, window washers, window cleaner, window cleaning, window cleaners, window washing, personal call, personal calls, nagging wife, nagging wives, nagging spouse, nagging spouses, hard to find, found, found out
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
"Can you be in the moment later?"
"Are you busy or are you at work?"
"You can unfasten your seatbelt now, Howard, and move about the cabin at will."
"Can I call you back? I've got a situation here."
"A good day to you, sir, and might the cow of the house be in?"
Tags:cow, cows, cattle, cattles, bull, bulls, salesman, salesperson, door-to-door, cliche, cliches, man of the house, woman of the house, husband, husbands, wife, wives, lady of the house, interruption, interruptions, unwelcome, surprise, surprises, surprising, annoy, annoys, annoying, irritation, irritations, irritating
Adam and Eve and Scott
Tags:waiter, waiters, waiting tables, pepper, pepper grinder, pepper grinders, fresh pepper, peppermill, pepper mill, salad, salads, service, restaurant, restaurants, tree of knowledge, fruit of knowledge, tempt, tempts, tempting, temptations, intrusive, annoying, irritating, interrupt, interrupts, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, eat out, eats out, eating out, dine out, dines out, dining out, bad service, overzealous, wait staff, waiting staff, front of house staff
"You startled me for a moment there!"
Tags:death, dead, die, died, startle, startled, unsurprising, shock, shocked, unsurprised, unconcerned, not surprised, not concerned, no skin off my nose, grim, grim reaper, reaper, businessman, businessmen, business man, business men, big boss, fat cat, time has come, early death, interrupt, interrupted, interruption, met before, attitude, unfased, unfazed
"I wish you wouldn't read so intently during my favourite show."
Tags:tv, television, watching tv, watching television, favourite show, favorite show, reading, book, books, reader, readers, bookworm, bookworms, co habitation, living together, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, distraction, distractions, distracting, interruption, interruptions
"Would you mind? I enjoy leading a life of quiet desperation."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, intrude, intrusion, intrusion, interruption, interruptions, long-term relationships, desperation, quiet desperation, pretention, pretension, pretentious, conceit, conceited, depressed, depression, poor communication
"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