Sometimes I think I’m losing the plot – and then I realise it could be worse!
January 5, 2016 4:45am CST
Some days I get so moidered that I forget what I’m doing numerous times; basically every time I leave the room to fetch something I see something else that needs doing so I start that, and forget what I came for. Sometimes I go through the same process several times and start thinking I must be getting dementia. So something that happened yesterday made me feel a bit better. My partner took Pup for a walk first thing and then was in rather a rush to get to work so he didn’t really have time for a drink. I made him a cup of tea but he asked for it in a travel cup so he could drink it in the car. He left for work while I was still upstairs with the girls, and then when I came downstairs I found he had forgotten his drink after all, and left it standing on the table by the door. When he came home in the evening I mentioned this and he looked surprised and said ‘Did I?’ It turned out that he hadn’t even realised he’d forgotten it. When he got to work he thought about making himself another drink but decided not to so soon because he’s just had one, even though of course he hadn’t actually had it! Obviously if we could tap into this system of manipulating beliefs we could start a whole new diet craze – you wouldn’t need snacks or treats if you could be convinced you’d already had them! All rights reserved. © Text copyright Fleur 2016.
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• Manchester, England
5 Jan 16
I think a lot of it is down to the ridiculously busy lifestyles most of us have these days. I'm always doing the 'enter the room to do one thing, see two other things that need doing then exit without having done the original thing I went in for' thing.
6 Jan 16
@Fleura Sometimes the rich feel the poor have better appetite for food than their own as theirs is more for money and to stretch their lives longer. I relate a story. A man had to walk everywhere as he could not afford any transport. He was jealous when he saw a cyclist and the latter felt likewise seeing another on a motorbike. Then it was the motorbike rider's turn when he saw one driving a car and it was his turn when he saw another chauffeur driven, Finally, the one being chauffeur driven saw the one who had to walk enjoying a hearty meal and lamented - "if only I had his appetite"! siva