I’d like to preempt the “audio commentary” on this story for a brief science lesson on hyperthymesia.
Hyperthymesia is a rare condition that causes people to remember every day of their lives. Think about the mundane details of your day: Reading email, watching TV, cleaning the house, talking with telemarketers. Would you want to remember it all?
And that is where the idea from this story came from: I was thinking about all the little moments in my life that I regularly forget. And I’m glad that I forget them, as I am sure they would just clog up my brain.
Leave me a comment on something in your life that you always forget (hopefully, it’s not an important anniversary or birthday!)