I am not a multitasker and I find it difficult to carry on a conversation when I'm cooking. I have recently been gently chided for this. I was making a mexican meal. Skirt steak fajitas with refried beans with a side of steamed veggies and of course all the requisite condiments, guacamole, sour cream, salsa cheese, tomatoes. Not terribly difficult, but for me at least a fair amount of timing. Start carmelizing onions, skirt steak on the grill, start the beans, watch the onions, check on the steaks, get the tortillas warming in the oven, take the steaks off the grill, let them rest, check the onions, slice the steaks, get the veggies steaming. My guest said, as I started this, "Does this mean we can't talk?"
I felt bad and tried, but the real answer is yes. I will burn something, over cook something or forget something entirely. It's just my curse to bear.