Friday, March 30, 2007

Misty watercolored memories

I have always prided myself on having a pretty good memory. Well, at least I have always had a pretty good memory for things I want to remember. I am not one of those people who keeps lists of things I need to do or have to do. I just make a mental note of what I need to do.

I don't know whether it is a byproduct of aging or the result of lots of things on my mind, but some of those mental notes have begun to become illegible. Lately I find myself sitting in meetings listening to some of my staff rattle off information I have asked them for while I stare at them blankly. Then I calmly ask, "Does anyone happen to recall why I asked you for this information." Then it is their turn to stare at me blankly.

Fortunately there are just minor things I am forgetting at this point. If I start forgetting to wear pants to work, it could start to become a problem. But then again, Albert Einstein was absentminded and did stuff like forget where he lived. And he was a freaking genius. So perhaps my becoming more absentminded could be perceived as the downside of me being a genius.

Well it's possible.

What was I talking about?


Harmony said...

The downside of being a genius....hmmmm thats actually quite good. I will have to remember that one the next time I drop my kids off at school in my pyjamas.

Hayden said...

stress is said to be the number one cause of memory lapses.

for years I quipped "early onset Alzeimhers" when I forgot something. Now that I have to drop the "early onset" part it seems less amusing.

Anonymous said...

You have staff? You have people, perhaps, dare I say, minions? And you stare at them blankly? Tim. If you aren't going to participate in the power structure you'll find yourself poised on the edge of Shakespearian tragedy. The absent minded are ripe for overthrow. Don't say I didn't warn you (even if you do forget).

anna said...

I've had a horrible memory from as far back as I can remember. Maybe I was always a genius. :)

Steve said...

I can't remember what I was going to say!
Bugga eh!

JP (mom) said...

I like this explanation ... I must be well on my way to official genius status! JP

Time said...

Angel, That would never happen to me. I don't wear pajamas :)

Those kinds of jokes do become less humorous the older we get, don't the?

I am not worried about my staff. The first rule of management is to break their spirit. They would never overthrow me regardless. No one would want my job.

Anna, There is a high likelyhood that you are and have always been a genius. Just keep telling yourself that :)

Please wear pants the next time you stop by.

Dare to dream.

BlazngScarlet said...

A good sense of humor is a sign of intelligence.

I'm not sure if that's relevant to this post .... but, what were we talking about again?

Time said...

I agree. But good is a relative term. I can't remember where I read that, though.