Friday, November 24, 2006

Momentary Stupidity

We all have those moments when we're not as smart as we should be. Just recently, while my wife and I were listening to some MP3 tracks I had downloaded, she turns to me and asks:
"Which one is Chi-town? Is that Detroit?"
I was a bit dumb-founded by her question. How did she get Detroit from Chi-town? I told her it was actually Chicago, and then she immediately realized what she had done. It's this self-realization that can humble one more than taunts or ridicule, so I left it at that.

I am personally not immune to this phenomena (although, since my brain IS superior to most, not as often). Just this week, I was headed to the restroom at work which you need a key to access. I dipped into my jeans pocket and pulled out my keyring. Then, I grabbed my keyless entry remote for my car, paused, and clicked on the unlock button. I totally expected the door to the bathroom to open up. A split second later, I realized what I had done and hurriedly selected the bathroom key and slipped into the restroom . . . hopefully un-noticed.

Anyone else suffer from this?


Mark Rogers said...

Happens to me all the time. Sometimes the realization sets in days later.

Jaime said...

whenever I say something stupid, and I don't realize it, my wife is always there to either give me a kick or a punch. then, I realize what I've done.

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