HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I had a completely embarrassing brain fog moment happen the other day. :oS I went to lunch with a friend at a restaurant in our area. When I went to place my order I froze. Just seconds before I knew what I had wanted to order. Seriously! And then I just couldn't remember any longer. The harder I tried the farther away the answer seemed. And while the cashier was politely smiling at me I knew she was interested in finshing my order and helping the line forming behind me. It was so frustrating. I frantically read down the line of salad names and said the name of the one I thought I wanted.
When I went to pick up my food and got back to the table I realized it wasn't the one that I had wanted. I was so embarrassed that I briefly thought about just eating the salad because I didn't want to have to explain myself. I tried. I really tried to eat it, but I didn't like it.
So I found myself slowly trudging up to the counter to very shamefully admit that I had ordered the wrong thing. Fortunately for me, the staff was very understanding and replaced my salad with the one I had originally wanted, no questions asked. I think I got off easy that time!
I could have let it ruin my meal and time out with my friend. Instead I realized that this is one of the first times that I remember actually having been affected by brain fog in front of strangers. All the other times I have been surrounded by friends who know about my brain fog and understand that it's just Kristen being Kristen, or I have been able to easily cover my mistakes.
So I decided to not stew in my embarrassment all day and have great memory to leave the restaurant with. I bought a five dollar gift card and handed it to the first person I encountered heading into the restaurant. As I was walking away she tearfully yelled after me, "Why?". I replied, "Because it's Christmas!". While I backed my car out of the spot I saw her excitedly blowing me kisses and waving like I had just made her day. I don't know if I did make her day. But I know she made mine!