The definition of smooth. (Via)
It's never a good thing when your ringing phone interrupts an important conversation, especially when that conversation is being broadcast on live TV, but there are ways to deal with it. Declining the call and apologizing for the interruption is one. Simply switching the ringer to silent and continuing to talk like it never happened, we'd accept that too.
Phones ring, it happens. And if it happens to you, don't respond like this guy did.
Maybe he had his ringer set to "Hot Potato," which makes his phone become scalding hot every time he receives a call. Maybe that was his way of saying, "To hell with whomever that is trying to get in touch with me. This is more important. I hate my phone and want it to die!"
Or maybe he just gracelessly panicked.
(by Bob Powers)