Sunday, October 17, 2010

Memory Lane Meanderings

Just a regular Sunday afternoon conversation if you've been married almost 18 years and (like me) expect your spouse to be able to read your disintegrating mind.


Me: Is there something missing downstairs in the family room?
My wife: Like what?
Me: I don't know.
My wife: (confused). . .
Me: I don't know what it is.
My wife: (sudden idea) Like the rocking chair?
Me: No. That's still there. (thinking: Isn't it?) Something else.
My wife: (confused). . .
Me: I was downstairs yesterday and I suddenly remembered we used to have something in there that we don't have anymore but I forgot what it was that I remembered. (pause as she stares at me) Yesterday. (longer pause as she stares at me) And I wondered where it went?
My wife: (LOL) What? Welcome to my world. (Typically, it's my wife who forgets everything.)
Me: But it seemed important.
My wife: (still LOLing) Well, I'm sorry. I don't know what you can't remember. (thinking: you dipstick.)
Me: Yeah. I know. Pathetic. Anyway, if you happen to figure out what I am talking about that I can't remember, let me know.

13 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

I often feel this way. That nagging feeling in the back of my head is always near.

Missy said...

I thought after ten years you could read each other's minds?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi dbs! I think Saskatchewan's a great place too! And LOL, this off-topic comment even kind of makes sense in the context of your post about failing memory!

Just SO said...

Oh I've had conversations very much like this one. Good luck with finding what is missing.

Elly Lou said...

If you're anything like my husband, it was probably your pants.

dbs said...

@LoC Thanks for validating my stupidity. I really thrive on that.
@Missy Maybe at 20 years?
@Debra Thank you so much my new friend who appreciates SK too!
@JustSO Thanks for the good luck. I still can't remember though.
@Elly Lou LOL. How long have you been married?!

Fickle Cattle said...

Hahaha. This is the weirdest conversation ever.

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com

Vinny C said...

That happens so often here that we've adopted the phrase, "If you can't remember,it probably wasn't that important anyway." Since then, much less standing & staring blankly at each other.

dbs said...

@Fickle Cattle Weird conversations are pretty much a staple of steady relationships. Or should be anyway.
@Vinny C Standing and staring blankly! So true. So true. Thanks for joining my site.

Alittlesprite said...

Oh welcome to my world indeed! Hubby has short term memory loss (Sometimes at very convenient moments)
Your conversation is my everyday life. Lol.
Welcome to my page and do stop by again.

Nicole said...

I love this. I'm not quite there, yet. But really close.

dbs said...

@Alittlesprite I'm getting the feeling I struck a chord. And yes, I will definitely stop by your page again.
@Nicole Thanks. It will happen before you know--what was I saying?

Mrs4444 said...

It's a slippery slope, that path to old age. (not that I know anything about it, of course; I'm just going from what I've heard, haha.)

Glad someone linked this up! Was it you? Anyway, it's nice to meet you :)

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