Why do I remember the name of my fourth grade teacher but can’t remember the name of the new neighbor I’m meeting for the third time this month?
Why do I fall asleep during my favorite TV show but at bedtime my brain won’t shut off for a second?
Why can I rationally know that I can handle something but I still get a knot in my stomach whenever I have to do it? (For me it’s driving around an airport).
Why is it that after I promise not to tell anyone “something”, that “something” keeps popping into my head even when I’m talking to people to whom the “something” would mean nothing?
Why do I get upset with people for doing something I know that I do too? (Like interrupting).
Why do I get totally obsessed with binge watching a TV show but never about writing a novel or working at a soup kitchen?
Why do I keep collecting recipes in a giant folder when I know I’ll never use them? (When I do try a new recipe I go online because who has the time to sort through that giant folder?)
Why can I look for something for 10 minutes and not find it but my husband finds it immediately – where I know I’ve already looked?
Why can I grapple with a problem and fail to find a solution, but hours later, when I’m doing something totally unrelated, the answer just pops into my head?
Why can I “zone out” while driving (you know, you suddenly find yourself way down the road and don’t remember getting there) yet I don’t drive off the road or into the car in front of me?
Why does my snoring husband insist he was “wide awake” when I poked him but you only snore when you are fully asleep?
Why is it that when I learn about a disease or syndrome, suddenly everyone I know knows someone who has it?
Why can I get sick but when I go to see the doctor, my symptoms disappear?
Why can I get a 1960’s song stuck in my head for days but not a single password has ever stayed in my brain for that long?
PLEASE COME UP WITH SOME OF YOUR OWN AND SHARE THEM WITH ME!