This happens to Tix with rather depressing regularity. Tix is having a conversation with person A, then someone more important than Tix (which in her case seems to be just about everyone) butts in like she wasn’t even there. And it’s not like Tix was boring the crap out of person A with some long winded self indulgent tale… I’ve even seen it where person A was the one talking and in mid sentence they stop, pivot, and attend to the “person-who-is-obviously-more-important-than-Tix.” Personally, I think the lady in the plaid skirt is being extremely rude and she should be called out, even if she’s the frickin’ Queen of England. Just once I’d like to see some Person A say, “Excuse me, Tix and I were having a conversation, would you mind waiting until we are finished?” I feel like it is up to them and not Tix to say that, since they are the one being given the choice who to attend to. But they never say that–they just attend to the interrupt. Maybe it’s generic. Maybe we are all just conditioned to attend to every interrupt, regardless of its importance. Nah, somehow I doubt that.