Den of the Beastly Bear
I am constantly surprised and amazed at the differences between the memory of men and women.
I am a trivia encyclopedia...not intentionally, it just seems I know at least a little bit about a lot of different things.
Whenever I go to a bar/restaurant with the trivia games on the TVs, I play along and often win...
Recently Kathy and I were at Buffalo Wild Wings, the question came on the screen:
This common term for a
Flat bottomed boat is
also the name for a baby
carriage in England
"Easy," I said "a Pram!"
Kathy just gave me a look the said "That can't be right"
When it was revealed that 'Pram' was in fact the answer she set her food down and in disbelief asked,
"How do you know that?"
I had no answer...guess I read it or heard it somewhere once. That is the way my memory works...
Like, if I asked you to name this symbol ---> ∞
You would likely answer "Infinity"
You would be wrong!
That is what the symbol "represents"...the name for that symbol is a "Lemniscate".
How do I know that? Read it in a book and committed it to memory, by: picturing lemmings rollerskating off a cliff into the ocean.
Weird? Yeah, but I know it...and you can't take that from me!
For this reason, no one will play Trivial Pursuit against me, or in teams everyone wants me on theirs.
Yet my wife's memory blows mine away....but in different ways.
For instance: I know the date my Father died.
My wife will be able to tell you: what day of the week it was, what the weather was like, what every person in the room was wearing and what we had for lunch that day.
She says I make her feel stupid...
Because I know so much.
She makes ME feel stupid,
Because of all the things that she knows.
I tell her it's not that one of us knows "more" than
the other, we just "know" different things.
Which is why we make a good team I suppose!
As often as I can pull out some obscure piece of trivia knowledge she can whip out an everyday memory that makes me say:
"How do you know that???"
Be Well Folks!