Why is it, the phone usually rings at an awkward moment?
Either your hands are up to their wrists in water;
You are either in a bath or shower; or,
Just finishing your personal wash, and are dripping wet;
You're at a critical juncture in creating something in the kitchen; or,
You are pottering with soils etc in the potting shed; or,
You are using the toilet.
Then there is the urgent phone tone in the early morning, or just after you've gone to bed. Personally, I think those two are the worst. Receiving a call in our hotel room well after we'd started to doze off, around 11pm, did not create quite the same anxiety levels, just a bit of annoyance at our plans to get a bit more rest being thwarted. We did not have the expectation that we were likely to be contacted for any urgent purpose........yet, we could have been.