There are about hundred things to remember in my job, things that have to be done in sequence, from start to finish, during the trajectory of the day. Picking stuff up, taking it to a specific place, using a specific route, with a specific key and bar code scanner… travelling the same route several times, with specific variations, arriving at the same checkpoints at the same time every day. And every day, I forget something. A different thing every day.
If the forgotten thing was consistent, it could be that I had a block about that thing – timing, keys, routes, sign-off sheets, whatever. Different every day suggests the glitch, is in me. A lacuna in my mind.
I don’t want to make more of this than necessary. Everyone forgets. But does everyone who once remembered many hundreds of detailed activities, in order, forget routine, obvious and necessary things, randomly?