Why do we have this irresistible urge to pick up the phone when it rings?
When I'm in someone's office and the phone rings, the conversation gets put on hold while the person answers the phone.
And just now, I had someone in my office and my phone rang. I halted (prematurely ended) the conversation and picked up the phone instead.
Why can't we just let the phone ring out?
We often say that person to person contact is much more important, but the fact that we pick up phone calls even when someone is with us may prove that something else has priority.
You want something done?
Don't go into a person's office.
Call them instead.