Monday, July 14, 2008

Spaced out

Sometimes the wires in my brain seem to get crossed. Does that ever happen to you? I was just trying to put together a simple salad, but because I was spaced out and not really paying attention to what I was doing, I kept forgetting steps (like putting dressing on it). It reminded me of a time a few years ago when I was eating a hamburger and I was half way done with it when I realized I'd forgotten to put the meat in it! I had just been eating some lettuce, ketchup, mustard, and pickles on a bun - no meat. And I didn't even notice it for probably five or six bites. What the!?

Or a few weeks ago at work, I was lifting my glasses up to my eyes and just as my hand was about two inches from my eyes, I realized it was not my glasses in my hand, it was my fork! That could've been a disaster.

After that happened, I told Kathy and Justin about it. When they were done laughing at me, they confessed to having done things like that in the past. Kathy said that one time she poured a glass of water directly on her open cell phone, like she was in a trance! Justin confessed to pouring orange juice on his cereal, along with some other hilarious things that I won't put in here for fear that he'll stop telling me stuff!

What about you guys? These stories crack me up, plus I like knowing I'm not alone! Anyone else get their wires cross occasionally?


Sarah the forgetter said...

As you know, I have a Brita water pitcher in my fridge (and not much else) for keeping my drinking water cold and filtered. So, I get out a glass, open the fridge, pour the water, put the pitcher back in, and then go sit back down. However, I will have quite often sat back down without the refreshing glass of water I just got up and poured's still sitting on the kitchen counter, whereas I'm sitting in the living room...sheesh!!

Monica said...

no that never happens to me, my wires are ALWAYS perfectly connected.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Monica, for some reason I find that hard to believe :) (which is why I got the kiddie chopsticks for you) lol

PS, I miss you! Lets get together soon!

Katherine said...

I'm very much like Monica, never doing anything wrong. Ah, would that that was true. For me it's more that I forget that there's a wall in front of me or a doorframe nearby or a board that sticks out from the pew...and injuries ensue. At least I've never tried to wear a fork as eye wear, though... ;)

Monica said...

good point Katherine!!

opticwalrus said...

One time I was eating cookies while doing a puzzle and I got my hands mixed up and put the puzzle piece in my mouth. Luckily I didn't swallow.