Thursday, September 30, 2010

I forgot what I forgot

Conversation I had at work today

Lucy: "I know I'm forgetting something....I just can't remember was it is!"

Me:  "....uhhhh that would be because... you forgot...."

Lucy:  "Yeah!  I can't remember what I forgot!"

Me:  "Exactly.  Lucy, how can you expect to remember what you forgot?  The point is that you forgot...you have no memory of it......."

Lucy, irritated:  "I remember what I forgot all the time!"

Me:  blank stare

Today I learned to avoid crazy conversations; mainly crazy conversations with Lucy. Sometimes logic doesn't win.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Lucy. I have the same trouble all of the time, but I'd have to reword "I can't remember what I forgot" to "I can't find the memory I'm looking for. It's there - I know it. But I can't find the memory in sufficient detail to say 'I remember.'"

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