One day, on my way to picking up my daughter from play practice, I got one of those amazing thoughts. It was a blog post idea that made immediate sense. I was so excited that I completely ignored my son, and driving and pulled out my phone. This is where I store all my ideas on the run. I have a Galaxy Note that has a pen and can pull up little notes that I can write down.
Basically I pull out the pen from the phone, tap a little button, then wait a second or two. Lately it has been more than a second or two. So I waited a few more seconds, and it still isn’t popping up. Then my son starts talking to me, and finally the note pops up. I get ready to write the note, and then blank. The amazing idea, which I was so excited to write down…is gone.
I try to remember triggers or some sort of thing in the car or something around, and nothing. All of a sudden, I’m mad at my son for talking to me and distracting me, bitter at my phone for taking so long and frustrated at my daughter for having practice that I had to pick her up from.
Also, I’m mad at the neon sign that isn’t popping up and telling me the stupid, amazing thought that I forgot IN THE MATTER OF SECONDS.
It would be fine, IF THIS KIND OF THING DIDN’T HAPPEN ALL THE TIME. Sometimes I think I forget more ideas than Einstein ever knew. I honestly think I would have taken over the world with money, power and, uh whatever amazing word I was just thinking about a second ago.
I think the universe is a big bully, and it likes beating me down. I think it make me forget all my brilliant ideas, because if I ever remembered them, it would be afraid I would be one of those kids that finally realized that he wasn’t afraid of his bully anymore and he is ready to fight back.
Here I am, ready to solve my hunger, find a cure for my colds and make my world a bitter place. All I would need is access to all those brilliant ideas that got lost to Mr. Short Term Memory, and the ability to get rid of some other memories that I choose and I will be not only punching a hole in the universe, but taking over for him (or it could be a her too).
Also, I have a few more things to say about the subject…but I forgot.
Dang you Universe!
What about you all! Any bitter things you are always forgetting?
Bitter Rememory Ben