Thursday, April 14, 2005

Card Trick



Everyone gives me business cards, and in a week I can’t remember if I met them a week ago or a year ago, or if I like them or hate them. See, my present day self always tries to trick my future self and play pranks. I'll get a card from a subcontractor and think, "I'll remember meeting this guy, no problem. His name is Robert Janey. Bob. Bobby. He's wearing a yellow shirt. He's an electrician. He's flesh and blood, I can smell his bad breath and his eyes are blue and he's a real-life human and this is really occurring in time with witnesses and a dog barking in the background and therefore it is burned in history forever" and then a week later I find the card and think, "who the hell is Robert Janey?" I never ever remember. It's pathetic. Then one day I became a genius and now I write on the back of every card where and when I met them and I check the backs of the cards to refresh my memory. It's like that movie, Memento.

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Blogger Phil Miller said...

you could always tatoo the info on your body. Then you would not have to worry about losing the cards either.

5:27 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Yeah, but he'd run out of room eventually. Even if he wrote really small. Plus, I'd hate to see those gorgeous hands defaced with "Acme Building Supplies 617-555-4444" etc. That would be a shame.

6:05 AM  
Blogger jm@houseinprogress said...

Argh! How did I get to the Memento stage in my life?

I have post-it notes EVERYWHERE.

6:06 AM  
Blogger Rev. Brandy said...

Anytime one stumbles across a reference to "Memento" means the day is going to be a good one.

Remember Sammy Jankis . . .

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Blogger Lea said...

Nice header.
You're not a genius,
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Blogger AJ said...

I currently have 252-9300 written in sharpie on my upper right thigh. Apparently I was wearing shorts in the car and wrote down a phone number, but now can't remember what it is for & it doesn't want to wash off.

2:11 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Do you write "bad breath" on the back of the cards too?
Guess you write pretty small...

Oh, AJ-
The phone number on your thigh is for the Tulsa PD. Something about your dog getting loose again.

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Blogger jay said...

AJ: Call the number and before the person can say anything, say "I'm coming for you."

4:21 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

I totally have Post-it Notes everywhere otherwise I forget everything. I don't know what life would be like with out Post-its. My office is wallpapered in Post-its, my kitchen is covered in Post-its, my front door frame is plastered with Post-its, I have duplicate Post-its for really important information in case I lose a Post-it and I put them in different rooms (don't put all your eggs in one basket- you know). I have 12 different colors of Post-its for different kinds of information or just to keep it looking like a big yellow sea of tiny bits of information...I think I have a problem.

5:06 PM  
Blogger thurston said...

I know what you mean, man. i have the worst memory of all time.

I'll meet somebody, then ten seconds later ask "what was your name again?"

No exaggeration.

I always feel about it too.

Memento is awsome.

Good night, buddy!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Maddie said...

yer blog rocks.

maybe it's coz i totally identify with the memento problem. my memory's like shit.

got a mobile? just store every damn thing in there. (if one day your namecard method should happen to fail)

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Blogger RealityBlows said...

The funny thing is, once I leave this blog, I won't remember you either. :'(

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Blogger Elderpundit said...

More seiously...You could use "InfoSelect".

12:24 PM  
Blogger jenn see said...

are you sure you're leading the life you remember leading?

whose house are you building, anyway?

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Blogger Sally said...

I'm still trying to remember my cats names.
Thats it, Jay. They need business cards!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Ethan the wonderful. said...

Rolls in his wasted youth

WHAHAHA all you senile people I laugh at you

haha like that

I have a great memory....


DAMMIT, I lost my D**k ..again

5:36 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

It's okay,
You're not missing anything.
Haha.
It's a pretty lame post.
I like it small, though.
I think it looks nice.
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Blogger jkirlin said...

*note to self on back of business card*

the....blog....with.....Christopher....Walken......floating......head.

......bad......breath.......

...............staple................in...................hand.........

got it! Thanks Jay!

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Blogger GiaBella said...

Seriously I think that is something we all end up dealing with sometime or another. If I forget somebody, it obviously was because they weren't important enough for me to remember. But yes, since they are business cards, that is a good way to keep track of who is who...although, I think I would still be like "uh who?" :P

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Blogger JOINGA said...

Looks like a lot of rocks I know.
As for remembering names, forget it!

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Blogger Maria hønen said...

I used to have this theory that if I don't remember people or events then they just can't be that important.

But I do realize that this is very uncool and I will get a system - I will very soon!

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Blogger MidnightInTheGarden said...

Twice underlined anywhere on that business card should read "Nice grill, Snaggletooth".
AJ, you know very well that isnt a phone number, but rather a simple barcode to identify your bloggage use. (Go ahead everyone, check your inner thigh)

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Blogger Daniel Heath said...

man, I saw Memento like two days before I got a concussion. (no, really, this is not made up.) and I had like a month of the same kind of memory loss the dude in the movie had. so what was I doing for the whole month? remarking over and over and over to anyone I met (or talked to for more than ten minutes and forgot I'd already said it to them) that I felt just like that guy in that movie and quoting lines from it like "I can't make new memories" and generally freaking people around me out. life imitating art over and over again because it's too brain-damaged to realize that it already imitated the art and that it's not funny anymore.

concussions really suck, by the way, in case anyone was wondering.

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