I hate it when I’m talking to someone and I forget a word. It’s a word that I’ve used before and fairly recent but I can’t seem to recall it. I can recall the time that I used the word but I can’t remember the word. No matter how hard I’m trying, my mind is drawing a blank.
When this happens during daily conversation with a friend, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a big issue. You can always tell your friend the word later one. If they have a large vocabulary, they can assist you with the word. Usually, describe the meaning of the word helps but something it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work because you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even do that without know what the word was in the first place.
I was talking on the phone with a friend out in Ottawa and my mental block occurred. I returned a missed phone call from her so when we talked, we werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t limited to a certain amount. But then her phone was low on battery so she said she would call me back.
When she called back a minute later, she was using a phone card that gave her an hourÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worth of talk time. Her phone had a timer on it so she kept an eye on that as we spoke. During a long distance phone you call, you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to waste the minutes by trying to remember a forgotten word especially when the call could cut out at any minute.
I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think that would happen because our conversation was flowing so well. But when it came close to the one hour mark, my friend mentioned something and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s when my mental block occurred. At the time, her son and her daughter were in the room. One of the kids mentioned cupcakes and that triggered a question from me. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve had a couple of incidents regarding cupcakes.
I wanted to get my friend’s opinion on the difference between a cupcake and a…
I couldn’t think of the baked good to compare it to. I know what I wanted to say but I couldn’t think of its name. I couldn’t even picture this item either. Every time I thought about it, I kept picturing a brownie. I know the difference between a cupcake and a brownie. I big somewhat of a big deal about it before but all of a sudden I’ve forgotten it.
Me: Eh, speaking of which. What’s the difference between a cupcake and a.. uhh..
Friend: A what?
Me: You know aÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ uhhhÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Friend: No, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know. A what?
Me: That thing that looks like a cupcake but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a cupcake.
Friend: YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not helping.
Me: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that thing thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brown like a cupcake but.. uhhhh
Me: HelloÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. Hello?
After the call ended, I still had no idea what I was trying to saying. But then it occurred to that I wrote a blog about it. So I did a search for cupcake and found the word that I was looking for. Muffin. How the hell do I forget something as simple as a muffin? Back in the winter, I made a big deal out of it too. When it came time to recall it, I had nothing.
It didn’t make any sense to call my friend back up just to tell her that the word was muffin. Plus, I’ve already talked with her for a couple of hours already. I didn’t want to spend too much on long distance and I didn’t have a calling card available. I could have used the calling card from work because I have the PIN memorized but I thought best not to.
I find it a bit of an annoyance when I forget something as small as a word. I don’t quite understand how something can be refresh in one’s head one day and all of a sudden it’s gone the next. And whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worst is that it bothers me for the rest of the day until I figure out what the word was. It’s distracting too because you can’t get anything else done until you’ve overcome this minor obstacle.