Puppies, Kitties, and Children

Do you remember the 2017 video of Dr. Robert Kelly, the British professor who, while being interviewed in his home office on South Korean politics for BBC World News, was interrupted on camera by his adorable two children and then his frantic wife who was trying to gather said children? It went viral, and everyone who was anyone saw it within a few weeks.

If you were someone who worked from home, it went a little more than viral, it went mildly cancerous. Friends, family, and co-workers alike sent dozens of links to the incident with remarks like, “OMG has this ever happened to you?” or “Something to think about!” We know this from experience, because we received a link to Dr. Kelly’s video more than fifty times ...

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