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The Things I Forgot to Remember

angela
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I went to the grocery store yesterday to pick up three items: shampoo, butter, and ___. For the life of me I couldn't remember the third thing I needed. I knew the third item when I left the house. I knew it when I was driving to the store. But as I walked the aisles of the market, it failed to come to my conscience. Today, however, as I sat at my computer typing a memo, a song came to my mind. No, it wasn't the latest pop hit I heard on the radio on the way in to work that morning...it was the theme song to Mr. Ed. Yes, the old 1950's television show about a talking horse. The one that starts "A horse is a horse of course of course..." And I knew every word...Every. Single. Last. Word of that cheesy, odd-ball, Nick-at-Night classic. Why am I telling you this? Don't worry, I remember... The memory is a tricky thing and mine loves to play tricks on me...regularly...but there is one person that I know who simply amazes...no, astonishes...me when it comes to remembering things. Herb Kelleher has a steel trap for a brain. Whether it's a person, a conversation, an event, a small encounter in time...he remembers them all with remarkable detail. Herb has a way of making you feel like an old friend every time you see him by calling you by name and recalling the funny thing you said to him when you last met. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. After all, this man built the most successful airline in the world so it goes without saying that he's a genius. But I admire that quality immensely and, as a result, I put a lot of effort in trying to remember faces and names and conversations because I know how great it feels when someone remembers me. By the way, when I got home from the grocery store with my shampoo and butter I was met at the door by two very hungry dogs. I turned around and went back to the store to get dog food.
14 Comments
blusk
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Geez, Angela. That's why they invented lists. Blog Boy
Eric15
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I tend to forget to bring any list i make to the store. Go figure.
Broke_In_Alaska1
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Put Anchorage, Alaska on your list. Our Congressman introduced your Wright Amendment according to your website . At least you can do is Reward consumers with The Southwest Effect on the Seattle-Anchorage or Seatle-Juneau-Anchorage route?
Micah2
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Brian, your sense of humor is incredible.
Cindy9
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Boy can I relate to this post!! I was always the person that remembered everything...The kids could ask where their blue T-shirt is and I would be able to tell them, in the 2nd drawer down on the left, under the green one... NOT anymore!!! I can walk into a room knowing exactly what I need and forget by the time I get there... Maybe we could find a way to bottle some of Herb's memory cells??? lol
angela
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Blog Boy (Brian) - Thanks for the advice. I started a list: 1) Go to boxing class 2) Go visit Brian 3) Demonstrate boxing technique while visiting Brian
blusk
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Oh good, you are gonna visit me and show me how to put things in a box! Thanks, Angela. Blog Boy
Rob_F_
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Blog Boy, Angela will show you just in time for Boxing Day, December 26th.
sharbeson
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Oh Angela... just wait until you are over 40....
Tamra
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I was gonna post a comment...but I forgot what I wanted to say....
Jena
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Ok, so what does the Mr. Ed song have to do with Dog Food?
FriendofBlogBoy
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Angela, Could you please let me know the time and the place for "Malice in Dallas II", so I can come watch you pummel Blog Boy? I know he's taller that you, but you've got the advantage, since a gentleman would never hit a lady... Kim P. S. For refreshments, I'll bring my own Coke and I'll just raid Blog Boy's candy corn stash. 🙂
blusk
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Kim, who said I was a gentleman? But Angela doesn't have to worry because she probably would forget to show up. Blog Boy
FriendofBlogBoy
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I suggest dueling stuffed T. J. Luv dolls at 5 paces...and the loser buys the candy corn... LOL 🙂