logic says: memory tricks should not have dependant tasks.

Me, to FavoriteSon: “It’s the World Series. You and your dad are supposed to keep me up to date on sports so I don’t look like a rube. I know about March Madness, I know the Superbowl is in February, I know the NBA playoffs are…

FavoriteSon, Interrupting: “Not happening this year.”

Later . . .

Me, to FirstHusband: “It’s the World Series. You and your son are supposed to keep me up to date on sports so I don’t look like a rube.

FirstHusband: “You know who Reggie Jackson is?”

Me: “yeh.”

FirstHusband: “Do you know what his nickname was?”

Me: “no.”

FirstHusband: “Mr. October – because he always played so great in October. That’s how I remember when the World Series is.”

Me: “Your memory trick has a dependent task.”

FirstHusband: “It’s easy.”

Me: “For you. You already know that Reggie Jackson’s nickname is Mr. October. I have to remember that before I will remember that the World Series is in October.”

FirstHusband: (sigh)

Me: “what?”

2 thoughts on “logic says: memory tricks should not have dependant tasks.

  1. I live in a home with a NASCAR fan. NASCAR goes from February (a few weeks after the Super Bowl) until November. I get two short months without my husband “watching NASCAR”, which means he’s asleep on the couch holding the remote. 😛

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  2. Ha ha, I haven’t heard “rube” in ages. Putting it in my repertoire. In return I give you “hayseed” and “doofus”.

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