Scene: The office is just crazed -- phones ringing, fax machine screaming, staff literally running to where ever. And I'm clearly on the phone -- like, talking, and with my desk covered in papers and binders, and writing and answering email all the while. There is no way I look like someone who is available to talk.
In the middle of all this crazy, a lobbyist walks into my office, sits down across from me, and just starts talking.
Nora: Um, Lobbyist, I'm on the phone here.
Lobbyist: Yes, but I just need a minute.
Nora: OK, but I am on the phone. Already talking to someone.
Lobbyist: Just one minute.
Nora: Do I not appear to be on the phone? Because I am on the phone.
Lobbyist: It'll only take a second.
Et cetera. He only left when I literally turned my back to him.