I'll just get the plunger. There we go. Up. Down. Up. Down. A little suction and Hey nothing's coming out. What's the deal? Maybe I need to take a wrench to it.
How do you turn the water off?
Oh, yeah. This faucet deal here. All right. Water turned off. Let me go get the wrench.
You know what? I should call my sister. She phoned a few days ago and
I haven't called her back yet. I'll just talk to her while I work on this drain.
"Hey, it's me. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. How's everything going?"
Where is that wrench? I know it's in this tool-box somewhere.
"What's that? I'm sorry, I was looking for something.
"Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Uh-huh."
Where IS that thing?
"He what? I didn't quite hear you."
Oh, good, here it is. Now, I'll just undo the drain here.
"Me? Oh, not much. Doing a column."
Man, this thing is tight.
"On what? It's about some university researchers who found that doing more than Oh no!
"The drain just broke. I'll call ya back."
Do one thing at a time, every mother says. Now, granted, not every mother knows what she is talking about.
But researchers at two universities recently determined that in this instance every mother is right. Multi-tasking, they found, reduces quality and efficiency.
To those findings, I say - and please forgive the academic jargon here - Duh!
In our hearts, how many of us didn't already know that multi-tasking is to work what the emperor's new clothes were to fashion? But somehow we believed that it was the new way of thinking and that