Tuesday, March 24, 2020

WHAT KIND OF VIRUS HAVE I GOT?

      I am the only and official dishwasher around this place. No complaints about my job.

      So today I was washing the lunch dishes. About a quarter of the way through doing the dishes I noticed that the water in the sink had disappeared. Then I noticed that the plug at the bottom of the sink was gone. Wow , did the plug go down the drain ? I quickly decided that that was stupid. 


     Then I looked around for the plug. It wasn't on the drain board. It wasn't in the other sink. It wasn't on the counter. It appeared that it wasn't anywhere in the kitchen


    Just then, out of the corner of my eye I spotted the plug sitting nicely on the little shelf I made for it.


   Now there was no one else in the room to remove the plug out of the sink. I had to be the culprit. I had no memory of removing the plug. 


    So my question to you is , what kind of virus do I have that I would remove the sink plug before I was finished dishes and not remember that I did it?

48 comments:

  1. I do believe it's called the OAF virus - Old And Forgetful Virus. That's what we call it anyway. Have to confess we do similar stuff here. LOL at your story!

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    1. I felt a bit silly and hoped no one was watching.

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  2. No, no it's not a virus it's that forgetful fairy striking again. I swore at it so badly it hasn't been seen around here for days, must have headed your way.

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    1. Well, I'm good at swearing so I'll try it.

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  3. Ha, ha, we all do things that we don't remember. I know I do!

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  4. What a funny story! I must admit that I do things like that once in awhile. I think Jenny is correct - it must be the OAF virus!

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  5. Oh yea, I have that virus! its the vague and doing weird stuff virus

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    1. Everybody has a pretty good name for it.

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  6. You may have The Mischievous Micro Manager Deception Virus - designed to cause victims to question their sanity!

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    1. Well, I certainly questioned my sanity for about 15 seconds.

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  7. Hello,

    Cute story. I can join the old and forgetful virus too. Take care, stay well. Enjoy your day!

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    1. ...and then there are degrees of old and forgetful.

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  8. Ah, what we do by rote when our conscious minds are otherwise occupied.

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    1. You have got the reason for my lapse. I do things by routine.

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    1. I think I've had that disease for a long time.

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  10. I've done similar things to that. At least it's not the dreaded Covid. Stay safe, Red, and watch out for those little gremlins that steal your memory. :-)

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    1. The gremlins of the mind... Sounds like song.

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  11. Oh my. We're having a lot of laughs about what is going on.

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    1. It's a good thing you weren't watching.

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  12. I like jenny's comment. The OAF virus. It's much safer than any of the other viruses out there. Stay well safe and well there.

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    1. It's safer but it causes some problems.

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  13. I think that you filled the sink with a plate in it and that created the vacuum that held the water...possibly, until you picked up the plate or whatever was sitting on the drain hole.

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    1. Now how long did it take you to come up with that one? that's a perfectly logical explanation.

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  14. We call it Forgetitus and there's no cure that I know of. :)

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    1. Forgetitus sounds like a germ rather than a virus?

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  15. Ha! Habits and habitual actions are very strange things. Sometimes we move and act in pre-determined ways without even being aware we're doing it. Fortunately, I don't think a virus is involved. :)

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    1. It's called routine. I'm deep into routines but when you mess up you're in trouble.

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  16. My neighbors once misplaced their coffee pot. They found it 3 days later....in the fridge. Now that's OFD!

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    1. That's a great one. Thanks for visiting Hiawatha House.

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  17. Ha ha. Sadly it’s not a virus. That we get over. Forgetfulness I think we’re stuck with for the duration.

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  18. I may have a touch of that same virus because at times I have misplaced items...only to find them in the last place I checked. Now, why can't that be the first place, Red?

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  19. HAHA! I think we all suffer from that from time to time :)

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    1. Yes, there are spots in the old brain that are a little ragged.

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  20. I don't know Red but it must be the same one I have when I walk into another room and can't remember what I was going in there for ;)

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  21. I can walk around looking for my car keys when I have them in my hand, so I would be the last person to comment on this!

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    1. Yes, I do things that are like that., like putting my keys in the drawer.

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  22. This made me laugh out loud. I'm always doing things like that, then just can't believe I did it. I was in the middle of washing dishes once when my dish cloth disappeared. It was days later that I found it in the freezer.

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  23. Fortunately your virus isn't contagious. We just age into it.

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  24. Oh dear! You have the same virus I have.

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  25. I do that all the time. I put it down to lack of concentration and thinking about other things.

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  26. even at fifty i am effected more than you dear Red :)))

    but honestly since i have learnt that actual meaning of intelligence is being attentive i am trying hard to stay so
    that was in a way funny story but to me more scary than funny
    stay alert my friend!

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  27. Characterized by absent mindedness.

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