Okay, my slip up on Friday was a little amusing.
There I go posting on a subject which I wrote about a mere few weeks ago. How daft was that?
Personally it worried me a bit. You see I had absolutely no recollection of writing the first one. It’s a complete blank. You would think I would remember the topic as it is slightly surreal to say the least. Also the subject matter required a bit of thought as I am always aware of litigation and all that crap. And having written the first time I would normally cross that topic off my mental list, but there it still was, still waiting to be written.
The short term memory has gone to pot. My greatest problem is in making mugs of tea. The normal sequence is to pour in boiling water, add sugar and then milk. The problem is that by the time I reach the milk bit I have already forgotten whether I did the sugar bit. That’s assuming I remembered to add a teabag in the first place.
I’m not too worried about the short term as most of the things I do are very repetitious [like making mugs of tea] and I tend to daydream while doing them and am therefore not conscious of my actions. Sometimes I might get an email and have all the intentions of replying and then immediately forget. That isn’t too bad as all I have to do is wait for a while until the short term becomes a medium term and I immediately remember and act on it. Take heed all you people who are waiting for replies – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
The medium and long term memories are grand except in one area – films and books. This is brilliant as I can read books and watch films any number of times and can never remember them afterwards.
So I don’t think senility is creeping in. Yet.
I’m still baffled by that duplicate post though…….