academic life causes absent-mindedness?

truly beginning to feel like a real scientist now.. this week has conferences, talks (giving and receiving!), seminars, literature reviews, co-authoring a book review, journal clubs, participant testing, data analysis, and some even null results (the true sign of a real scientist)

for good measure i get to spend a lot of time playing with babies, get a free trip to the seaside and may even seen some real live skinner boxes in action ..

but the clincher that i am progressing along my chosen path to an fully fledged academic career was some wonderfully absent-mindedness on leaving office tonight..

i was last one there so i very carefully locked door to my office, came down the stairs turning off all the lights, turning off printers, closing fire doors.. i flipped my little IN/OUT indicator to OUT and carefully locked the second lock on the front door.

i was 50 yards down the road before i saw I still had my tea mug in my right hand.. i had been taking it down the stairs to the kitchen and somehow along the way had completely forgotten i was holding it.

then i couldn’t be bothered to turn round so i carried it all the way home.

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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