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The Trouble With Multitasking

Cindy admits that she might have been rude to take a business call at brunch, but that Sonja could have handled it better.

By Cindy Barshop

So here's what really happened when I was at breakfast at Sonja’s. It was a nice gesture so I decided to go, even though it takes over an hour of traveling in the middle of my work day. Uptown isn't exactly my favorite destination but I wanted to make an effort since our friendship was a little rocky. Breakfast for me is nearly impossible during the week especially at 11 am, not to mention I'm already on my second or third meal of the day at that point because my days starts at 5:30 am.

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I knew that the traffic from downtown to uptown was going to take about 45 minutes so I decided to multitask and bring my assistant, Sam, to go through our work load and not waste that time traveling. When I arrived at Sonja's I let her know that I had to take a very important call that was supporting the launch of my three new completely bare locations in LA, Dallas, and Atlanta. Being my friend I thought that it wouldn’t pose a problem.

Literally from the second I said "Hello" on the call Sonja began interrupting me, and I asked her politely to give me just a minute. I get it, I did set up shop in her kitchen, but again, she knew that I was on a business call -- maybe she could have taken that time to change out of her pajamas rather than hiss at me. . .But I agree, I was rude for not trying to postpone the call.

Sonja and I are not always on the same page but I was there to enjoy her company as well as her toaster oven eggs and Bellinis that she cooked specially for me.

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