I'm a multi-tasker. I multi-task. I'm not GREAT at multi-tasking. Or even GOOD, really.
But I do it in spite of myself. For example. This evening I was making lasagna, making sauerkraut, and watching the Republican presidential debates on my laptop which I had conveniently set up where I could watch it while slicing cabbage. The lasagna turned out mediocre (Joy of Cooking recipe). The Republican debate turned out to be entertaining. About a half hour into it my wife stormed into the kitchen with her hands on her hips and her eyes burning with fury...
"FUCK!" she said...or something approximating that, "Didn't we just fucking HAVE an election? Didn't we just DO THIS? Do I have to listen to these assholes talk trash about the HPV vaccinations for another year and a half?!?"
She was mad. She wanted to turn it way down so she couldn't hear it, or just turn it off...preferably the latter.
Not incidentally, this is why my wife doesn't follow politics. She can't stomach it.
She doesn't suffer fools gladly, and a half hour of political debates is about as much as she can possibly put up with if she's REALLY REALLY trying to choke it down to let her husband listen to politics.
It's very possible I just see this stuff as much more entertaining that it really is.