As easy as it would be to make fun of Rick Perry and his brain freeze, I will refrain. I myself am in a fast moving vehicle without any brakes on the road called life. The last sign I saw said 60, and it wasn’t the speed limit.
According to an article on bigthink.com, the technical term for “I plumb fergot” is “retrieval failure.” Apparently, there’s a bit of a distance from the part of the brain that wags the tongue to the so-called memory banks. That means every time you’re talking and want to remember something, you have to walk to the bank and make a withdrawal. Depending on the brain you’re walking through, there’s a good chance you will get mugged or arrive there to find that your bank account is empty. This happens to me all the time.
Not only that, but memories, like teeth, can decay. Which is why we use the expression, “I need to brush up on that.” Learning is how you brush your brain and keep it shiny. Flossing is optional.
I had more to say on this subject. However, when I walked over to my memory bank, there was a big sign on the door that said, “Bank Holiday.”
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Did you try the drive-thru ATM? I did once and it ate my card…lol Where was I? Oh yeah, I have to go to the bank now. But why? I can’t remember!
I think Perry-lization may be contagious. : )
The biggest irritation I have with my Memory Bank is its horrendously low interest rates.
You get interest?! I’m jealous.
Brushing up on decaying memories could be a full-time job for me.
It’s too bad they don’t have the equivalent of dentures for brains.
Making a withdrawal from any bank, usually implies the need of a deposit beforehand. Maybe that’s where I went wrong? But then on the other hand I don’t need to worry about getting mugged…
I hate it when I try to withdraw and I’m told there are insufficient funds.
Oh, my…you had me laughing through this whole post. I’m going to have to subscribe, you know – I’m too afraid I’ll miss something good if I don’t.
I’m so glad!