Short-term memory

Saturday 19 January 2013

When I phone Mr & Mrs GM, to advise them that I shan’t be coming to church on Sunday, Mrs GM answers the phone.
I explain that I don’t want to travel on icy roads, with more snow forecast. Mrs GM seems doubtful that the conditions for travelling will be as bad as all that.
We then speak about another subject.
Finally she asks me whether something has cropped up, to prevent me from travelling. It doesn’t seem that she is trying to catch me out — I think she has simply forgotten the explanation that I have given. Perhaps her short-term memory is deteriorating. I am not sure whether she has reached 70 yet.

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