I have a horrible habit of putting my washing in the washing machine, checking the dials are right, closing the door…. and walking away. No washing powder in the tray, no pressing the ‘on’ button to get it started. I don’t know why I keep doing that. Too busy thinking about what I’m going to do next, maybe.
Another thing I do is turn the hot tap (of either the bath or the bathroom hand basin), and then walk away, having turned it full on when I meant to turn it off. This time it’s because they have designed it so that the cold tap turns one way and the hot tap turns the other. I’m used to them turning the same way, and I don’t hear that the water is still running, so I just absently twist the tap and walk away.
Sometimes I scald my hands when I was trying to turn it off but turn it up by accident. Those taps apparently won an award, but they don’t deserve it in my opinion.
A few BBC news articles I came across today:
An ailing brain with imagination undimmed (Terry Pratchett… because he can still speak coherently, people refuse to believe he’s ill).
Good speech is never proof of health, intelligence, mental strength or physical strength (nor is bad speech). By the way, I met a rock hyrax once. It came and sat in our little hut, and stared at us.