Daily Prompt: Confusion is no longer possible

back garden

My garden is getting a little confused currently, but it is a good confusion. The flowers are fighting a battle to see who can get their first. It is not organised, more left to coincidence, but it seems to be working. At the moment I have to avoid the gardening deparment of the supermarket otherwise I will be tempted to buy yet another discovery and there is no room left. Just a minute, I can see a bare patch on the right that will do, but no. That is where the hyacinths are planted for next year in Spring, although I do not think they will mind squeezing together to make room for perhaps a madrake root, a triffid or even a spaghetti tree. I am confusing you, of course not, they do exist, you just have to find them.

In the meanwhile I was cofused by this confusing prompt today, because today it is no longer neessary to be confused by anything. Should you forget, or not know why you are doing what you are doing, just consult your mobile phone, tablet or computer – be it Apple or Microwave, sorry Microsoft Windows. Today there are so many possiblities to help the memory. Being a golden oldie with experience of losing the thread now and again, just enter it into your electronic device, although entering is not the solution. You should combine it with a signal and ensure that this electronic device is near and tune the volume to the highest level. Often as we reach the progressing years, our hearing fails us, but with the volume at the highest pitch not only do you hear everything, but so does everyone else.  For instance I have just had to throw a glance at my iPhone. It wants to tell me that now two of my disciples, together with 7 others (making 9 in all) have now liked my “Good Morning” post. This is an important information signaled by a clinging bell. I am never confused, I know what is happening in my life. I have a signal known as Sci fi to remind me to take my tablet in the evening.It is so good that it reminds everyone and resembles the arrival of a ghostly apparition. At least it works.

Shopping lists are no longer a problem. You remember the far gone days when you wrote by hand the items you needed? You arrived in the supermarket, and realised that 1. you have either fogotten to take the list with you or 2. you have it in your pocket but cannot read it either due to your handwriting which has become a little shaky over the years, or the paper is so screwed up into what ever paper screws up into that the important items can no longer be read. With a mobile phone it is all printed in black and white and quite clearly. Ah, you do not have a mobile phone? Perhaps it might be better if you order eveything you need from your desk at home, by internet of course. It is all registered at the shop and they bring the goods you ordered the same day if you are early enough with your order. This is an uncomplicated process, you just hve to know how it works. Perhaps there is a course being offered at your local evening classes “ordering online for golden oldies” to simplify these complications.

You have to be one step ahead today. I always enter my shopping list on my telephone. I enjoy this work, and it is perfect with punctuation, capitals etc. I take pride on leading an uncomplicated, organised, online life and to ensue that we all remain uncomplicated, I always send a message to Mr. Swiss mobile phone with a replica shopping list to make sure that he is also organised. Although he assures me that he has written it all on paper – I mean how old fashioned can you get? Somehow we both manged to buy two lunch menus for today last Friday at the supermarket, but nobody is perfect and  it is better to be safe than sorry, although I am still not sure what I am going to do with the extra portions of bacon and 1 Kg of beans that I now have hovering in the fridge.

However, these are the small trials of life that come to test you I suppose. Generally I lead an uncomplicated life, although Mr. Swiss mentions now and again he does not quite understand my logic, but I am english which seems to explain everything to him. 🙂

Daily Prompt: Confusion is no longer possible

8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Confusion is no longer possible

  1. I’m not confused either. I just have a very short memory. Also, the spaces in my brain that are reserved for remembering are cluttered. If I add anything new, whatever was there vanishes. Whoosh, gone. This is sometimes inconvenient.

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      • Well your not alone, I get so annoyed with myself at times, scares the wife when I do, and that really hurts. Been to the Doctor many times, not particularly for my short-term memory lost, however when mentioned I’m told that when I start forgetting the uh, oh yeah, the past, they’ll pull me in. Its calmed me down a little, but I still get annoyed, I’m just not so loud about it now. The one thing that really does annoy me the most is when typing, even writing, I some how miss words, often its just the little words like, it, is, if, the, etc. etc. occasionally larger ones. I tell you I’ve pulled my hair out so many times I now have a mat made of it. Seriously though, like you not confused, but maybe I am, as I often forget what I’m going to next?

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        • I wouldn’t worry about small things like that. Mr. Swiss is 8 years older than me and we really have fun sometimes trying to remember what the other one forgot. There are also the triumphs in life when you suddenly find what you forgot where you put it a week ago. It is like an awakening to a new life. You are successful, you have overcome whatever obstacle was in your way. Oh, let’s just look on the bright side of life and try not to forget what we did with it. And it is not you that are forgetting what happened to the small words on the computer. It is a conspiracy, must be, because my keyboard does it to me as well. 🙂

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