I was wondering, what do you do if the phone rings just as you are about to eat your dinner? I mean, it's on the plate in front of you, it's too late to put the dishes back in the oven to keep warm.
The obvious alternatives are -
a) leave it. They'll ring back if it matters
b) leave it to the answerphone and phone back
c) answer, explain you're about to eat and offer to phone back or ask them to
d) let your dinner get cold while you take the call
e) eat as you listen, while the caller listens to you chew
Tonight, I'm drinking Seville orange vodka and feeling warm. I don't think I was quite the thing, yesterday.
Tomorrow, I'm going out for a Christmas lunch. Probably it will be my only turkey/Christmas pudding combo this year, as it's not our choice for Christmas day (no one in the family, that is) and I'm not booked for any other organised festive meals, that I remember about right now.