I am quite sure many of you are going to be able to relate to the statement "what part of I'm working do you not understand"!
For some reason known only to Murphy and the Greek God's of "But", if you are sitting at a computer you cannot possibly be busy. Sitting at the computer obviously means it's fine for everyone in the family or friends or neighbours, or the dog, or the latest phone scam people to ring you, visit you, ask for stuff, and /or whine.
I know that may sound over the top or even harsh but seriously people, give me a break!
Just because I work my business as a home business does not mean that the pixie's arrive after I go to bed and operate my business, so I am free to do all of the home stuff family and friends require.
Mum have you ironed my uniform for school, have you organised anything for dinner, I will invite Tom from work over because he is by himself and needs a good feed. Gee, love, we better bath the dog she stinks, you aren't busy are you?
Ahhhh yes I am. Can you not see I am sitting at my computer typing away, ignoring you all. Did you not see the sign on the office door, Emergent Marketing Services.
Yes, but you aren't really busy, are you. You haven't made any money yet, so it isn't a real business.
Guess what, it is a real business and you can all cook, clean, iron and bath the dog, yourself. I will not be available at any time while I am in that room with the door locked, unless the house is burning down or someone is dying. Do not enter or knock and for the smart ass with the iphone, no calls either.
mum, office manager and business owner.