Gro-cer-ies

Is it possible to go to the grocery store, with a list, no less, and not 1) forget to buy something vital — cereal, milk, toilet paper — the forgetting of which will necessitate a return trip, or 2) buy a staple — bread, butter, shampoo — that you needed three weeks ago and can’t get out of your brain and thus you now have 7 of?

Discuss.

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2 responses »

  1. You’re now officially an Absent-Minded Professor! Welcome to the club!

    Of course, I had grocery-store dyslexia even before I became a professor. This is why I had to get my PhD and a job in academe: so I’d have a socially respectable way of explaining it.

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