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Acorn
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 555
Best Total: 42m 58s
Posted - 2006.10.03 15:03:56
I can be zipping through a puzzle and if I get even a short telephone call I seem to lose all train of thought and when I go back to the puzzle I'm stuck.  It drives me crazy!  Anyone else have this problem?
procrastinator
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1083
Best Total: 12m 56s
Posted - 2006.10.03 23:31:34
Quote:
Originally Posted by acorn
I can be zipping through a puzzle and if I get even a short telephone call I seem to lose all train of thought and when I go back to the puzzle I'm stuck.  It drives me crazy!  Anyone else have this problem?

Absolutely. I keep a mental list of loose ends I need to get back to, and if I lose that list, It takes me forever to find the darned things again. Also a fuzzier list of things that nearly work so I should pay attention to anything that might nudge them, but I don't lose that one so easily because more thought's gone into it.

Even if I don't pick up the phone, just hearing it ring and wondering if I should get it is enough to throw me off a little. Then sometimes I get frustrated at it happening, and end up even more distracted and off-kilter.
tobiwan
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3777
Best Total: 17m 44s
Posted - 2006.10.05 06:23:57
I lock myself in a tiny soundproof cube until I'm done.

It's easier that way.
Last edited by tobiwan - 2006.10.05 06:24:50
dee
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1034
Best Total: 22m 21s
Posted - 2006.10.05 08:44:41
I've got an even better one. When the phone rings, my internet connection drops out...
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1718
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2006.10.05 09:43:49
I've done a few puzzles where I'm clicking with one hand and holding the phone in the other. I'm sure the person at the other end realises I'm not quite listening to them with 100% concentration...
matth314
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2427
Best Total: 16m 52s
Posted - 2006.10.05 13:00:47
Quote:
Originally Posted by foilman
I've done a few puzzles where I'm clicking with one hand and holding the phone in the other. I'm sure the person at the other end realises I'm not quite listening to them with 100% concentration...

I do that pretty frequently, and the person on the other end typically gets mad at me and hangs up.

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