Wandering Thoughts

December 16, 2008

Could be worse

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 5:23 pm

I’m absent minded, I always have been.

Still, it could be worse. In a paywalled review of a book on Museums Tim Flannery tells us:

The single mindedness of some curators is astonishing. Fortey [the author] tells us of Dr. Mattingly – a mosquito expert – whose wife arrived breathlessly at the museum one day inquiring after her husband. It turns out that the family had packed and were waiting in the car to go on their summer holiday when Mattingly sallied out the front door. Before he could be stopped he had boarded the train to London, and when his wife arrived he was hard at work, having forgotten entirely about the family holiday.



  1. Gorgeous. My beloved husband also has vague moments – favourite to date is him arriving at a very important business meeting and having someone pointing out to him that his shoes didn’t match! Worse still – one was slip on and the other had laces! Go figure.

    Comment by Avoidance Technique — December 17, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  2. ouch! Socks I have trouble with; shoes not yet…

    Comment by terence — December 17, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

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