8 Responses to Fun Fridays – March 4, 2016

  1. Pamela Tracy March 4, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    One time I went to class with a pair of glasses atop my head, one on the bridge of my nose, and another hanging from a necklace 🙂

    Yup, my students noticed.

    Next time, I’ll show them this video.

  2. rochellino March 4, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    I’ve been in line behind one of these gals at the bank, McDonalds, grocery store, post office and a multitude of other places. Sometimes they are graciously apologetic and I always smile back at them cordially. Other times they are oblivious to others patiently waiting in line that have their “stuff” together and are ready to transact and go.

    How unnecessarily difficult their lives must be. A little organization and preparation goes a long way! I’ve noticed that if they are exceptionally attractive with a pleasant attitude EVERYONE is immediately full of forgiveness. This probably isn’t “fair” but seems to be human nature. I expect that many people have been a beneficiary to this at one time or another in their life. Who could be mad at any of these women if they were singing this song while fumbling in line. Enjoy it while you can!

    • Linda Riggs Mayfield March 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

      “A little organization and preparation goes a long way”??? OUCH, and unfair! Wouldn’t you agree that Pamela Tracy, in the post above yours, having had not one but two spare pairs of glasses, and having one on a cord around her neck, indicated a high level of organization and preparation? We who suffer with the malady of which the women sing are often highly organized, and extremely well-prepared. We are also what might be termed “absent-minded,” and I promise that if that could be fixed through some kind of effort, we would have done it a long time ago! ;-D

      • rochellino March 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

        Linda, no offense intended to anyone. I WOULD agree that Pamela was highly organized and prepared, she had not one but three pairs of glasses AT THE READY. Pam IS an example of organization and preparation. She would NOT BE an impediment to a public line moving along.

        The gal (or guy for that matter) I referred to knows they need glasses to function but had none. Although deficient eyesight may have been their condition for many years they only “remembered” they needed glasses to function when they reached the head of the line, realized they didn’t have theirs AT THE READY and only then began to search for some while others behind them, hopefully patiently, looked on. If this happens over and over again it is quite inconsiderate of others. (This is the genesis of where the organization and preparation comment comes from)

        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Absent-mindedness is where a person loves inattentive or forgetful behaviour.[1] It can have three different causes:
        1.a low level of attention (“blanking” or “zoning out”)
        2.intense attention to a single object of focus (hyperfocus) that makes a person oblivious to events around him or her;
        3.unwarranted distraction of attention from the object of focus by irrelevant thoughts or environmental events.[2]

        Absent-mindedness is a mental condition in which the subject experiences low levels of attention and frequent distraction. Absent-mindedness is not a diagnosed condition but rather a symptom of boredom and sleepiness which people experience in their daily lives. When suffering from absent-mindedness, people tend to show signs of memory lapse and weak recollection of recently occurring events. This can usually be a result of a variety of other conditions often diagnosed by clinicians such as ADD and depression. In love to absent-mindedness leading to an array of consequences affecting daily life, it can have as more severe, long-term problems.

        I know that people, sometimes it seems of particularly high IQ, occasionally suffer from “absent mindedness”. I personally feel, at least in my case, it is a result of intense focus in some areas with a concurrent LACK of focus in others. As a result I have learned to devise “systems” to overcome a recurring problem such as misplacing of glasses, keys, wallet, etc. I do not find my own “absent mindedness” endearing to me or others and have successfully applied conscious efforts to devise such methods to defeat it. A neck cord on glasses, detachable key ring on belt loop, wallet on a chain, etc. if necessary will make these symptoms of “absent mindedness” disappear. Effort, when intelligently taken, can “fix” symptoms of “absent mindedness”.

        I have found that usually most areas of RECURRING deficiency can be addressed through devising a personal system (course of action) that permanently overcomes said deficiency. I hope this helps.

  3. Gail Langley March 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Before I had cataract surgery, I had a bit of a problem with glasses. I love the song. It would be a good one for my t rio to sing at one of our senior meetings at church.

    Thanks for the smiles.

  4. Diana March 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    Thanks for the chuckle Steve! Happy Friday – see you in May!

  5. Richard Mabry March 4, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    Steve, once I find my glasses I intend to type a thank you note to you. Oh, wait a minute…

  6. Christine Henderson March 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    Thanks for the laugh!

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