July 25, 2008
From Brewster Rockit comes an affliction for the aging, forgetfulness. That forgetfulness that occurs when you are having a conversation and the name of a person, place, or thing will not come front and center when you need it. It is maddening to say the least and not a real good asset for any conversation. I can't tell you how many times while conversing, the name of a person, place, or thing will not come forth when bidden. Older people will know exactly what I am talking about. It's that greatest of all conversation busters, "Oh I'll remember it in just a minute."
Knowing that millions of other people, including Brewster Rockit, (short attention span is not exactly the same, but you get the idea) have the affliction does not make me feel any better.