Working from home is often a challenge.
There is always some laundry to do, lunches to make and a honey do list to complete, not to mention, children lurking behind closed doors waiting for their moment to destroy your moments of silence.
Such is the life of Robert Kelly, a political science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea and contributor to the BBC. When major news struck in South Korea, the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye, Kelly was a logical guest, providing insight on the ground into the changes that could come to the region.
Kelly looks professional in his power suit and tie, books are artfully displayed in the background, and a world map adorns the space behind both shoulders. He’s a credible source for information regarding the political unrest in the region and a great get for the BBC.
And then, like a bumblebee attacking a spring flower, one child enters the room, dancing to the beat of her own song, drawn to her father’s camera and voice. As if this wasn’t enough, a younger sibling, not to miss out on the frivolity, bangs its way into the room in their rolling toddler chair.
You can’t make this up.
Both host and interview subject try to hold it together, and as Kelly tries to keep the curious children at bay, another member of the household bashes their way into the room, in panic, knowing this moment will not look good on her soon to be updated resume.
Watch the full clip here:
Live television is never as easy as it looks, hopefully everyone in this instance was able to keep their sense of humor.