This has become one of the most viral things I have seen on the internet:
Lots of profs can empathize as we often do tv hits from home. Traveling to wherever the tv studio can be a hassle, especially as the TV folks always make requests at the last minute and usually during rush hour. But this kind of thing can happen. Robert Kelly used to blog for Duck of Minerva, so I kind of know him, and feel his pain.
Has it happened to me? Not quite. One time my daughter decided to print out a document in my printer, which she connected to via wifi. So, this loud machine goes off by my head and I try to turn it off. I should have just let the noise go as it was less of a distraction than my leaning over to stop it.
But I feel this guy's pain. As do many folks who do any kind of public engagement from home.