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Physical Brain Farts

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 · 1 Comment

We all have the occasional brain fart — the moment when you’re trying to think of something and you just can’t find it. That little something that you should really know, but it’s just slipping your mind… it’s right there… on the tip of your tongue… but you just can’t bring words to it.

So what about the physical brain fart? This is when you’re completely sober and you suddenly forget what’s happening and what you’re doing. And you catch yourself doing — or about to do — something that makes absolutely no sense. Jen and I each had one of these physical brain farts yesterday.

I picked up the dogs’ water bowl and carried it to the sink. I filled it with water. I carried it to the fridge, opened the fridge door, and had it halfway inside, ready to put it down, when I came to and realized that what I was doing made absolutely no sense.

While preparing our dinner last night, Jen was at the sink getting ready to wash some tomatoes. She reached for the hand soap and nearly scrubbed the tomatoes with the soap when she started laughing, realizing that she had had a physical brain fart.

And we’re not even 30 yet!

What’s your favorite physical brain fart moment?

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 suzanne // Dec 6, 2005 at 11:33 am

    Ha! The fridge seems to be a brain fart magnet…I once put a 6 pack of toilet tissue in the refrigderator and didn’t catch what I did until the next day.