It's hard to do anything when there are people loudly talking around you. For me it is, anyhow. Some people can focus in the middle of gunfire. Not I. Then again, maybe gunfire would be better than conversation. You can't follow gunfire the way you can follow the line of thought in a conversation between two people or the crossfire between four people.
Shawn and Belle were written off of Days of our Lives and today it pretty much was made clear by their decision to go sailing around the world. How nice.