Monday, 3 June 2013
There are a number of little points which in themselves are not posts but when added together.
A friend who retired a couple of years ago and who now lives in Spain and Glasgow was recently asked what he did now that he's retired. "Nothing" he responded. "Then what do you do with your free time?" he was asked again. "I'm far too busy doing nothing to have any free time." Isn't that the truth?
Why do people advertise "Fresh Eggs"? Are they likely to sell stale ones?
For the umpteenth time today (like every day) I walked from one room to another only to get sidetracked or, even worse, end up standing in the place where I had arrived completely oblivious as to why had gone there. Having read CJ's recent post Thank Heavens For Research which drew readers' attention to the idea that walking through a doorway triggers what's known as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
There are five doors between my study and my bedroom. I have no hope whatsoever of remembering what I went there for.
This one is for UK readers. Where have all the £2 coins gone. I have only seen one since I returned to Scotland. Actually I've seen two because I was given my change today in £1 coins and when I remarked on the lack of £2 coins everyone scratched their heads and between the till and all the pockets only one could be found.
The RNLI lifeboat powered past the bay a few days ago. Whenever that happens I wonder who is in peril and I am thankful for the fact that we have such wonderful rescue services.
Posted by Graham Edwards at 23:47