I am answering the phone. I suspect I sound massively irritated when I do, because one woman calling about my car repairs today sounded actually frightened of me. I probably sound like I’m in the midst of disarming a bomb and REALLY resent the interruption.
I was doing data analysis, and it’s really hard to follow a complex series of steps when interruptions are happening left and right. The worst for me are people who call but then are don’t get to the point, like perhaps I’d like to chat for a while. I can’t chat at work; there is always some deadline or another. I don’t even understand how anyone in this world has chatting time at work.
so there. 12 months ago