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Was I Supposed To Remember That? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Olivia Cagle   
Monday, 10 November 2008 10:01


My mom and I always get a good laugh out of our ability to remember the most useless information while the knowledge we need never remains in our heads.

At least we have a good sense of humor about our serious case of what looks like ADD.   My mom always jokes and says that if it were possible to earn a degree for useless information, we would pass that class with no conflicts what-so-ever!

My question is, where the heck will I ever use my knowledge of, say, aglet (the plastic piece on the end of your shoelace), or that the London Bridge which isn't in London, but Arizona?   Will any questions about  shoelaces or the London Bridge appear on my standardized tests?   Probably not.

The world is much more concerned with useful knowledge which will advance them in the world of technology or science.   It is those things which will slip my mind in an instant if I ever try to remember it--ever.   Go figure.   

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cecelia - 11-15-2008 10:04

it isn't ADD. it's ADHD!!!!!! in case mom hasn't told you, we have our fair share of insanity in our family!! but, thank God for it!!!!! my love to you, angel (and angela!)
Deborah Hamlin - 11-14-2008 13:26

I know exactly what you mean...I remember reading in one of a dozen parenting books about how to keep your baby's hair curly, but couldn't remember where I lay my baby down for a nap...In my defense, it was a small house; he was somewhere nearby...
Mean Dean - 11-12-2008 12:11

Ahhh progress....C-41 was one of the mandatory classes during the first 2 years of college, which are now called "General Education Requirements." I too am aligned with our generational maladies, & cannot seem to bring up the syllabus explaination of C-41. However, it was something like abstract reasoning. If we are lucky, Liv wil ask her Mom, who in turn - may explain it to both of us. Don't feel bad, my dictionary is closer to me, than your purse is to you.
eloiselatoof@aol.com - 11-11-2008 03:30

you just proved your point. who the heck cares where london bridge is . useless info to remember, but to look up, if need-to-know situation arises. frankly, i thought it was in new york or london. take your pick.
eloiselatoof@aol.com - 11-10-2008 11:31

i thought i had learned all i needed to know. BUT, i now find myself looking up definitions, checking spelling, and sometimes, i even second-guess myself. i certainly did not know what an aglet is, nor do i know what a C41 class is. moonbaby is helping with my "continuing" education. i love it!!!!!!
Mean Dean - 11-10-2008 10:36

I agree with you Liv. However, my C-41 class in college, at age 16, seemed like a major waste of time. Kinda like albegra in high school. However, I actually used the C-41 knowledge my whole life, as well as understood others who used it. OK tricky Liv....the London Bridge is in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. And yes, I have seen that as an exam question (my son). Aglets were mentioned in the Boy Scout Manual, as they & the shoestrings used in various ways. Go figure!?
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