1 Dec 2011

DISTRACTION DISEASE

Jenny Matlock
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I don't know if I suffer from "Distraction disease" or if I am distracted. Anyway both are right for me. It isn't even due to my old age and diminishing brain, no, I have always been distracted.

Already in school when whatever class didn't interest me (which was mostly the case), I rather admired the cobweb on the ceiling or a dirty spot on the collar of a classmate. Once I had to break into my own car in the middle of the Grand'Place in Brussels, because I had left the key inside but locked the door. I used the metal end of my comb to lift up the lock while people were standing around to admire my work but nobody asked me if the car was mine. I think I was 23 at that time.

The worst thing which ever happens according to Mr. G. was when I was looking for my slippers. We were married for 2 or 3 years and he didn't know yet the severity of my "distraction disease". He finally found them in the fridge, I don't know how they landed up there, probably I wanted to put some food in, because I don't like cold slippers.

Sometimes I arrive in a room and stand there not remembering why I am standing here like a statue. Then I go back where I came from and then suddenly I know again why ... or not.

Looking for my glasses and car keys is normal. I always put them in the same place, and it's not my fault that the place changes all the time. Mr. G. with the time has become a kind of Sherlock Holmes he always find them.

The reason why I write this post is, because I had a pair of earrings in my hand, saw some pieces of dry cat food on the floor, picked them up, threw the earrings out of the window and wanted to put the pieces in my jewelry box.

I will keep you informed if I find them in the gravel in front of our house, because Mr. G. is out of work he has a cold.


17 comments:

H said...

I laughed out loud :D

I do hope you find your ear rings though!

Francisca said...

Too funny, Gattina! Slippers in the fridge... LOL! Hope you found your earrings...

jfb57 said...

Good luck in your search!

Lea's Menagerie said...

You have decorated your blog for Christmas! Very pretty!

I misplace my glasses all the time! Since I cannot see farther than arm's reach without them, my husband has to look for them for me. Lucky for us our husbands think we are worth the trouble!
Lea
Mississippi, USA

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh dear I think distraction disease is a result of multi-tasking. My husband is always telling me I am thinking about too many things at once.

A Lady's Life said...

lol my husband always asks me if I checked the fridge lol
But he is the one with the distraction syndrome. He has the most things on his mind so he walks around forgetting where he left things lol
Then he asks me and I feel like hey! how am I supposed to know? So I have to go and search and if it isn't around then I tell him to check his car or the basement.Our problem lies mainly with keys cause every one uses the cars.

Maribeth said...

Oh my dearest Gattina. I also have this disease! But worse now is the fact that Hubby also suffers with it! Thank goodness we have the dackels and their wonderful noses! LOL!

anitamombanita said...

haha...me too, double dose of distraction disease...now, what was I writing? heehee

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think my whole family suffers from this disease.

Loree said...

I am terribly distracted too. I remember watching birds twittering on the electricity wires instead of paying attention to my French teacher. Your stories are funny.

Sue said...

So funny, Gattina! Especially the slippers in the fridge and throwing out your earrings.

I must admit I've done things that are similar.

=)

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storybeader said...

oh dear! When I come in the home, I've gotten in the habit of putting the keys in the same place. Now... when they're not there, I'm in trouble {:-D

SandyCarlson said...

I've done things like that, too! I hope you earrings reappear!

Ann said...

bulls really scared of the red cloth? What do they do with the injured bull?

Esther Joy said...

Thanks for the smiles! I definitely have a distracted husband - but I think he's just a hyper active guy. He really can accomplish a lot in a short time, but he often needs his wife (me) to help him find some things that are right in front of his nose! As my Aunt Mae often said, "That's the price of having a man," and I do love my man!

Kerri @OhMann! said...

How funny!! I do the same things, too! You are luck to have Sherlock G to help out.
~visiting from Ms. Jenny's!

Jenny said...

Oh, Gattina! You are truly a delight!

And I promise that I'm laughing WITH you and not AT you! I definitely live in this same glass house and I refuse to throw stones at it!

Thanks for the smile!

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