Short-Term Memory

Life-long anxieties,
With executive function issues;

Just make sure you’re not late,
To this very important appointment,
β€”And when is,
Your next appointment?

“I don’t know, I can’t remember”,

How are you going to manage to make it,
To your important appointment?

“It’s in my calendar!”;

“Oh yeah,
I’ve already got that booked actually”,

Do you know where it is?

“No, I can’t remember”,

Ok, it’s at Fountain House,
Do you know where that is?

“I don’t know,
Don’t worry,
β€”It’s in my calendar event ,
Which I’ll check before I go”,

You need to make sure you make this appointment,
And you can’t be late,
They won’t see you if you’re late,
Don’t miss this appointment,

I know,
Of course, I’m definitely going,
I already said that…”.


I don’t know why some people repeat themselves,
When half of what they say,
Is superfluous,

I don’t know why they don’t believe what I say,
When I mean what I say,
And the meaning is obvious.


7 thoughts on “Short-Term Memory

    1. Haha, is that a saying where the second part is interchangeable? Or genuinely as you said it? Life would definitely be pretty easy with both though!

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  1. People in these places of work do have to repeat themselves as they cannot differentiate between those who have understood and those who have not, unfortunately there are too many who do not understand or know where they are stood up. Like you I use my calendar on the phone and make sure I know where, when and how to get there.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! That makes sense. Although I adjust a lot to the person I’m speaking to. I can always tell what’s necessary or not. That’s another thing which bugs me actually- a person not reading me. But I’m coming to realise I’m quite gifted with that πŸ˜†.

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      1. Haha! I don’t think it’s a conscious process, though. For me it’s just an instinctive thing that happens quickly. I might just be ruining your joke though πŸ˜†. Thank you! πŸ’™.


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