Long-Distance Learning: Science Lab
What happens if you leave a mostly drunk cup of tea out on your desk for a week?
I’m not asking you to guess, I’m asking you to do it with me. I don’t care if you have it with sugar and milk, or plain, straight out of the teapot. I don’t care if it is green, black, brown, or simply an herb tisane. Just drink most of it, but leave a little in the bottom. Put it out of the way on a corner of your desk, and then just … leave it there.
We’ll revisit this experiment a week from today. You may have to remind me, as I am now exhibiting symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer Disease.
You may think this is a flippant joke, but it is not (completely) — I have self-diagnosed based on the fact that I have found myself using the wrong word in conversation from time to time (“We have to go buy Trixie her computer” when it should be “calculator”; “Put that in your penguin” when it should be “pocket”). A little knowledge is truly a dangerous thing! So, OK, maybe I am hoping this is a joke, because, really? Memory loss at the age of 41? God, I hope not.