Headphones: The international sign for “Do Not Disturb”.
— Jim Gray (@jimgrayonline) October 22, 2013
Recently I asked one of our kids a question while they were washing the dishes. There was no response. My initial thought was that maybe they were deep in thought so I asked the question again, which caused them to remove their iPod earphones. My next thought was…
“Oh, I know exactly how you feel!”
I often listen to music on my Mac while working during the day. If I really need to dig in, I put in my earphones and shut out the world. The same kids who listen to music while doing dishes are sent at dinner time to notify me of an impeding mealtime. Sometimes, I have to remove the earphones and go back to another dimension. This is no easy task.
My only possible solution to this is to track my time in the evenings before dinner, or perhaps notify the family that I’ll be diving deep into my idea submersible.
I’m sure you have been interrupted when you have your earphones on? Any interesting stories?