Today we are honoring The Forgetter, our member who excels at helping you forget things which are really not important, or which are best not remembered.
You know the kinds of things we mean: inconvenient shopping lists that your spouse gave you, unpleasant tasks, birthdays of people who annoy you, where the cleaning supplies are kept, and so on.
The Forgetter induces fogginess, confusion, distraction, or blankness to interrupt any troublesome action, thought, insight, question, or expression that has disguised itself as important or meaningful. For example, suppose you are driving home from work when the thought occurs to you that your anniversary is next week. A favorite Forgetter strategy is to suggest that you don’t need to think about it yet, that it will be better to wait a day or two until, say, you have more time; this, followed up by the intrusion of an interesting news segment on the radio, a near accident, or the sighting of a cow, bus, pedestrian (anything will do), will usually banish the thought entirely from your mind.
A quick and efficient way to clear the decks – with a minimum of blame coming back toward you! (Obviously, if you could have remembered, you would have!)
See how The Forgetter recommends you deal with forgetting an important date.