Today ended with me doing a telephone and internet conference with 15 other neurologists across the country to review data on a drug that's in development.
The meeting took place after we were all home. So you'd hear the occasional sounds of home life. A kid yelling, a dog barking, somebody laughing in the background, etc.
Usually these things go fairly smoothly. Tonight's, however, had 2 noteworthy interruptions:
The "click" of a receiver being picked up, and suddenly a young female voice cuts off the moderator:
Young female: "Daddy! My boyfriend is supposed to call tonight! Why are you on the phone?"
Neurologist X: "Britney! Get off the phone NOW! I'm in a meeting!"
Young female: "Daddy! This isn't just any boy! This is TREVOR!!!!!!!!!!!!" (click)
The moderator was asking a few questions. He was interrupted when a neurologist with a New York accent apparently had an interruption at home, and loudly said:
"What? Tell him to fuck off! I'm on the phone!"