Being forgetful! Is this a disease or deficiency? Depending how you classify it, I’m sick or deficient! I tend to forget important dates. Luckily, my sister reminded me of the important dates when we were younger. Even today, she calls up in advance to remind me of certain dates. Luckily, she never had to remind me of my wedding anniversary! But there are disadvantages when your sister is the person who reminds you of important dates. I almost forgot her wedding anniversary! Here again, my brother-in-law came to the rescue albeit a bit late. Luckily, it was before the day was over!
Some people are blessed with the art of remembering. In school, there was a competition for “best memory”. It may sound dumb. But, yes, there was a competition for this! You are taken to a room. There are different items in the room. You are given a couple of minutes to look around and memorize the items. Then, you are taken outside and given another couple of minutes to write down the items you saw. The person who writes the maximum number of items wins! Needless to say I flunked in it and eventually dreaded this competition.
Memory helps you personally and professionally. Remember on the seventh day of seventh month at seven past seven, I let you go for that thing with your friends. Does it sound familiar? Now, if your memory is not good enough to find an alternate scenario, you are gone! The same thing works (for or against you) professionally too! Is there a remedy for the memory problem? Is there a pill available to cure this? If a remedy is not available in the market, is someone researching on the same?
I don’t want to attain the heights in which I can recall birthdays and also zodiac signs at the drop of a hat! Still, I would love to give a small boost to my memory! However, a recent incident made me realize that I’m not bad.
A friend of mine forgot his son’s birthday! Both of us have been planning a trip to Kerala to visit another friend. Mistaking our unplanned life for an important, responsible and busy work life, our friend in Kerala gave us two months of notice. This event is planned in the second week of September. But our friend in Kerala has been calling all of us and following up on our availability since July! When they are only 3 week to the event, my forgetful friend remembers his son’s birthday date falls on the same day as this event! Yes, he is a busy man and he has only one child!
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