How do you coexist with your AWOL memory?
Due to the fixing of the rewards, I thought someone had just passed 30K, when they did so two months ago. So I went and wrote another paean to her. Then, I realized her party had been two months ago, and I felt foolish. As a result, I’m training myself to not care about being a fool and doing things I might otherwise be embarrassed about.
I have a number of other memory issues. I also forget key words at work. For that, my workaround is to describe the thing I mean instead of using it’s name. Another workaround is that, when writing answers here, I often forget a word that I want to use. Because I’m not in a personal conversation, I can use an online thesaurus to retrieve the word I needed.
Names? Well I never remembered names. Although to ask a second time for a name, and then ten seconds later to ask for it a third time—I think it’s not just my memory. I’m also not paying attention. That’s a faux pas.
What kinds of holes are there in your memory? What are your coping strategies for dealing with holes in your memory? How do you deal with the responses you get because of the things you’ve forgotten?