THE LIBRARY. Yeah, don't answer it there. Please remember that it's okay to call someone back later and not be interrupted by every "ding" that goes off.
And don't answer it in a FUNERAL HOME either, unless it's a family member or special friend who's on their way.
Speaking of the interminable *ding* of cell phones, it reminds me of the little bells that the masters would ring for their servants, and the servants would have to DROP EVERYTHING, including emotions, just to respond to the *ding*. I suppose the bell sound could have been *ringalingaling*. Midnight and the Lord and Lady of the manor just returned home? *Ding* Come get the horses, stable boy. *Ringalingaling* Bring me a petit-four, cook. *Ding* You may take my jacket, shoes, socks, hat and tie, valet.
*ding. Ding. DING. Ringalingaling! dingdingdingdingding!*
Or perhaps it works as a better example this way (I know my kid can relate to this):
MOM/ME: Have you taken care of the dogs?
MOM: Have you finished your school work?
MOM: Unload the dishwasher.
MOM: Load the dishwasher
MOM: Set the table. Do your laundry. Make your bed. Get a job. Finish your classwork. Pick up your shoes. Did you return the library book? Have you called the manager back? What are you doing?
Annoying, isn't it? Whether it's Lord and Lady Smith--Ding--or Mom--"did you...", it's constant interruption. Kind of like the notifications on cell phones, eh?