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Dear brain,





Dear brain, 

I appreciate your sense of humor, I really do, but the next time you decide to withhold information from me, I'd be grateful if you chose something a little less embarrassing than my home telephone number. Especially when I'm leaving a message for the event coordinator at a library.


Furthermore, in the future, a little advance warning would be nice. Once the words "You can call me at home. My phone number is..." come out of one's mouth, it's well-nigh impossible to end the sentence without providing said telephone number or else looking a complete idiot.

I'm sure when you next meet up, you and your cerebral friends will have a right old chuckle about this latest prank, but let me tell you I am not amused. You have an easy life inside my head. It's roomy and you do very little work. I'm sure plenty of brains would gladly trade places with you.

So be warned.

Yours sincerely,

Jon


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clarionj
Feb. 2nd, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, oh, Jon, I do know that feeling. So, you think our brains are amused by these little tricks. But how do we get back at it?
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
How about a lobotomy? That'd teach them :)
knittingknots
Feb. 2nd, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
They so do love to do those types of things...mine does it enough that I keep something around with my phone and address just so I can get my revenge on those odd moments.

This is particularly handy when my brain wants to retrieve a number or address from three moves ago or something...
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
It was bad enough at Christmas when I had to ask Senior Management the name of our street.
dawtheminstrel
Feb. 2nd, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
LOL. These things happen. I used to teach at General Motors Institute, and one day in class a student asked me what kind of car I drove, and the brand just went right out of my head. All the car guys in the class were struck dumb with horror.
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
mongrelheart
Feb. 2nd, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
LOL, my brain does the same thing. Pesky brains! That must be how they laugh...
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's my own fault for never giving it enough to do :)
musingaloud
Feb. 2nd, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Here's what's worse: calling someone and when they answer, you have NO CLUE whose number you just dialed or why you were calling. So they repeat, Hello? while you sit there like an idiot wondering if you should ask who it is (what are you, some kind of an idiot? YOU called ME!) or hang up (caller ID will out you) or what. And finally it clicked in, it was my daughter in law! DUH!
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad it's not just me with a problem :)
ladysaotome
Feb. 2nd, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
:D I've been there! Or I've even left the wrong number & realized it the second I hung up!
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
I blame these fast-paced, hi-tech times we live in ;)
snapes_angel
Feb. 2nd, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Two words.

Senior moment.

That is all. ;3
jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Lol, for a moment there I thought you were going to write 'Senior Management' :)
snapes_angel
Feb. 3rd, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
It's all word association. I picked up the "senior moment" stuff from my siblings, who call it that. And trust me, though it may seem related, ti has nothing to do with the twelfth grade in an American high school (I have no idea about Canada, though I'd assume they refer to those in grade thirteen by a similar appellation).

*Corrected for some typos by the resident spell checker, which is not infallible.
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jongibbs
Feb. 2nd, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re: funny!
That's right, laugh at my suffering :P
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jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2012 09:22 am (UTC)
Lol, good one :)
bogwitch64
Feb. 3rd, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Oh, dear...Hahahahahahaa!
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2012 09:23 am (UTC)
Pthweeerpt! :P
mylefteye
Feb. 3rd, 2012 09:11 am (UTC)
Ha! Never mind, Jon. Thanks for the laughs.
jongibbs
Feb. 3rd, 2012 09:25 am (UTC)
I just hope she's there the next time I call :)
bondo_ba
Feb. 3rd, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
To paraphrease dogbert: "in times like these, no snide comment seems sufficient"...
jongibbs
Feb. 4th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
Lol, just you wait. It'll happen to you too one day :P
eneit
Feb. 4th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
I have learnt from past such pranks, if I suspect I might need to hand out phone number over the phone, I write it down
jongibbs
Feb. 4th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
I'm hoping this was a temporary blip :)
angeladegroot
Feb. 5th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the laugh - this happens to me when I try to remember my cell phone number. Or when making introductions, when suddenly my mind goes blank and I can't remember one of the names.
jongibbs
Feb. 5th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
As long as I'm not the only one :)
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