I am a senior citizen, and can be forgiven for my many memory lapses. I forget old movie star’s names, but can remember their faces and the movies they were in. I forget the word “gluten” when it is on the tip of my tongue but will not emerge as a word.
I however can do the “7 Little Words” puzzle in less than ten minutes.
The latest in the Sacramento Bee has these answers:
Gibraltar, sinus, prequel, Vichy, limelight, Hathaway, and curs.
Clues are given and the number of letters in each answer, so that by looking at all the fractured words, the answers can be reconstructed.
Now, at my age I have made out many employment forms, and at least one security clearance interview with the FBI.
While young, I could go back and list all the addresses and phone numbers that were connected to my name, and all my relations ‘names and residences.
In today’s connected and documented world there is no “forgetting”.
According to David Freed, in his editorial Kushner ‘forgot’ Russian contact? Don’t’ even joke, he pointed out that when he omitted a nick name in one of his security interviews, the government official treated it as a major security lapse.
How does an important person like Jared Kushner get off claiming he forgot that he met with a Russian official and discussed various topics that both parties were involved in?
The answer is that either he has the attention span of a gnat, or he is lying through his pearly whites.
I go for lying. He cannot be more forgetful than an 80 year old granny, and still be able to negotiate the shoals of the Washington D.C. “swamp.”
And by the way it still has not been drained.