Absent mind

In order to get in to the office where I work now, I need a special key fob. This also means every time I leave the office, I need to remember to bring it with me. Instead of carrying around a big fat key ring with me everywhere (and running the risk of then leaving it behind), I have one of those little pull-things on my key ring where I can just quickly detach the fob, toss it into my pocket, and then every night when I get home, I put the fob back onto the key ring.

This morning I ended up walking from the parking garage to the office while chatting with a coworker about the new Superman vs Batman movie. We got into the elevator, I got off on my floor, and started rummaging around in my purse and…my key fob wasn’t there.

I started to panic. Had I forgotten to reattach it the night before? I tried to remember but it’s just one of those things I do now without thinking about it so I couldn’t recall if what I was remembering was from last night, or the night before. I got back into the elevator to go up to the floor where the reception desk is, realizing that I needed to get a temporary fob for the day, and as the doors closed, I absentmindedly patted my left pocket…where there was a familiar lump. Clearly at some point in the walk from parking garage to office, I had done my usual ‘take the key fob off and put it in my pocket’ and then promptly forgotten all about it.

Middle-aged brain. This is what it does for fun.


Completely unrelated, I’m starting to see folks coming over from the A to Z challenge, so yes, I’m doing it again this year. As before, my theme will be ‘whatever I feel like writing for the day’, and also ‘the letters in whatever order I feel like because it’s my blog and I can do what I want’.

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4 Responses to Absent mind

  1. Ellen Pilch says:

    I am visiting for the a-z challenge. I like your plan to write whatever you feel like. :) Mine is all books about cats.

  2. Absent mind. Middle age brain. Now I have an old age brain. So awkward moments in life. have to cope with them and remember the age. Still life is good and productive. Plan to do something good in this A to Z.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 – Co-Participant – Nrao – NRao Blogs
    NRao Blogs – 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

  3. Your link for the A to Z challenge is off but I was able to figure it out. They have over 1500 people signed up. Crazy! I’d throw my hat in the ring but I’ve already committed to Camp Nano, so I guess I’ll just be reading from the list this year.

  4. Visiting on the first day of the #Challenge. Fun to find new bloggers like you. If you have time, join me for 26 hotels and inns. Hope to see you.

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