I was at my son and DIL's tonight and was talking about a buying a new chef's knife and I couldn't think of the word so I used a cutting motion and said, "you know, cutter". They howled at that. My husband did this the other day, too. He wanted to know where the garbage bags were and he asked where the black plastic things are. I had no idea what he was talking about so he said, 'you throw stuff in them'. Oh, garbage bags
Trying to tell my son about a great film I'd seen.
What's the name of the movie Dad?.
Ehh ohh it's called ehh (clicking fingers) you know that guy from that comedy show is in it, ehh ahh what's his name, he was in a film with ehh what's her name ehh, she's what's her names daughter. ehh.
This can go on for 5 minutes or so, eventually he'll get tired of it You're losing it Dad.
Of course as soon as he's gone I'll remember the name of the bloody movie.
I have tended to do this most of my life. What took the cake was the time I could not recall how to spell my first name, which is Charles.
Fri 17 Sep, 2021 06:14 am
My Dad used to say,
"There are four ways to know when you are getting old.
First, you repeat things.
Second, you forget things.
Third, you repeat things.
Uh, I can't remember the fourth one..."
Yeah, thanks, Dad. It's funny, but not so much anymore...
... What was the topic again ...?
Fri 17 Sep, 2021 06:19 am
My Grandpa (on my Mom's side) was more dignified about aging.
"You don't really forget more often than when you were young. Your mind actually becomes sharper, and cognition increases. You are simply becoming more aware of the number of times you forget the same things you used to forget and not pay attention to when you were young."
Fri 17 Sep, 2021 06:30 am
Frank Apisa wrote:
I forget so much...so many words lately, it is actually scary.
But you learn new swear words on an almost daily basis.
I got in the habit when working of entering the shop and stopping to tell myself "I don't know why I'm here." I dealt with it by replying forcefully, "You do know why you are here." THen everything would click.