Tuesday, August 24, 2010
We're all busy people. There are dozens of experiments & millions of thoughts bouncing around in our brains every day, and I know I'm prone to forgetting things that I haven't written down. Most of the time, it's a trivial thing - yesterday, I forgot to call a sales guy back about getting a quote & I'll have to do that today, for example.
In the past I've worked with people who use their "forgetfulness" as a cover for passive aggression. They'll "forget" to invite someone to a meeting where their project is discussed. They'll "forget" that they saw a poster at a meeting related to a coworker's project. Because these people are superficially nice, it's easy to dismiss their forgetful nature: I'm sure they meant to say something to me, you think, they just forgot!
Wouldn't it be lovely if there were a simple test to confirm these suspicions? I'd like something like those pH dipping strips, or maybe the pens they use on currency to test for counterfeits.
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