I had to laugh at myself the other day. Pam and I came home from grocery shopping. I went to the mailbox for the mail. I remember saying, “Oh, Chad got a movie today from Netflix. I had the mail in my hand and began to unload the groceries bags from the trunk. I brought them all into the house and put them in the kitchen. Pam put the groceries away without further ado.
Later that day, Pam asked me where I put the mail. I remember looking at her strangely and having a disconcerted and stupefied feeling. “I don’t know. I had it in my hand. I remember telling you that Chad’s movie came.” She agreed. But where was the mail? I had a total loss of memory. It was a different feeling than when I normally forget something and know that I’ll eventually find it. Different that a temporary thought block.
We searched and searched. I went outside in the blowing wind and snow to recheck the mailbox. I looked in the car. Trunk, front seats, back seats, under the seats, in the glove department. Perused the driveway and front walk tracing my tracks I used when unloading the groceries. We looked at every possible place that we could think of when we bring groceries into the house. In cupboards, in the garbage, in the refrigerator. I felt guilty. A bad boy. My fault. I deserve to be punished. And I’m not even a Catholic!
I won’t hammer the point. Finally Pam checked the spare bedroom. There was a WalMart bag with some candy tins she bought but never took them out of the bag. Bet you can’t guess where I put the mail?!?!
To this very moment, I do not remember placing the mail into any bag! It’s been bothering me since if feels like an alcoholic blackout — never to be retrieved from memory again. But I have to laugh about it. I can write a blog on the computer and navigate websites but yet had a moment of forgetting and confusion. It surely doesn’t make any sense. At this point, I am not even going to try to analyze it.
Speaking of humor……………here’s a cute one.
Lucullan \loo-KUHL-uhn\, adjective: rich; magnificent and luxurious
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