By: Madisyn Zipper
The worst part of trying to finish something when there are people around: the interruption. Whether I’m watching my favorite show or studying, it always seems to happen at the most important of times. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve had to pause Netflix at the climax of an episode, I’d probably have like, thirty dollars.
And the worst part of being interrupted: the interrupter doesn’t realize how absolutely annoying they’re being. They’re standing there having a casual conversation and the only thing I’m hearing is the voice inside of my head screaming, “Leave me alone!” It’s almost as if they’re just ignoring my facial expression for their own benefit. What could possibly be more important than the newest episode of Parks and Recreation? I think it can wait until I finish filling out this study guide.
The second worst part: the interrupter doing what they do best for so incredibly long that I forget where I left off. The last vocab word I reviewed is lost in translation and I can’t remember what Nick and Jess are fighting about. Yes, the story I’m hearing about who broke up with whom in real life is compelling enough, but that fact that I’m being interrupted makes it suck
So, if you ever find yourself interrupting someone, just know that they might be writing an article about it later. Applaud yourself for being such an inspiration with your need to be the center of attention.