[photo via Jason Nicholls]
When I am sitting at my desk, holding what we refer to as a "telephone" up to my ear, not saying anything, that typically means there is someone at the other end of that phone, speaking to me. This, in turn, means that when you talk to me? I AM NOT LISTENING TO YOU. I AM LISTENING TO THE PHONE PERSON. Especially when all you are doing is asking me if you can have a piece of candy from the candy dish in front of my desk that has been placed there for the express purpose of sharing candy with everyone.
I'm just saying,