What are the most annoying distractions while watching TV? Do you take any steps to make sure all distractions are eliminated, if you can? Things that I really annoy me... 1. phone calls that aren't for me, then those people decide to play 20 questions (Actually, 20 different ways of asking "when will he/she come back?") 2. someone talking loud on the phone, and refusing to move to another room 3. family member not giving me a head's up that they want to record some special on TV (when I had the VCR already recording a show already at the same time), so I have to stop it and let them tape their own thing (using my tape) As for trying to eliminate distractions, that is almost impossible to do when living with parents. And out of respect for them, I just have to relent and miss shows whenever they want to watch something else.