hah. about to make a phone call to someone I'm trying to get a job with. My mom's in the room, and whenever I'm talking to someone important she usually comes over and starts trying to tell me what to say, with the end effect that I can't hear either of them and I have to tell the Important Person "hold on a sec, I have to tell my mom to go away".
Solution: go to my mom. "I'm going to call the guy about the job now." "Okay." "Don't heckle." "Okay." (Great. yeah. like that's gonna work. Idea!) "If you heckle, you owe me twenty dollars." "What?" "Seriously. It's the heckle charge." ". . . I'll go downstairs."