Brain *Burps* and Other Anomalities
So, I was sitting in this chair.. you know, ‘the chair’, reserved for polished radio professionals, and all of a sudden, in the middle of a break: nothing happened. Were you listening yesterday, during the 5 o’clock Traffic Jam? I opened the mic, started speaking, and then, right in the middle of my break, nothing. Just like that. Nothing. I stopped in the middle of talking about traffic, lost my place, and was silent. Unprofessional. Crazy. And, scary.
When we talk over the beginning of a song, we have only a limited amount of time. For some songs, 5 or 10 seconds; others are a little longer. This one happened to be twelve seconds. At 7 seconds into the song, my mind went blank/stopped/burped/hiccuped/whatever, but the words just stopped.
I don’t know why it happened. Did you hear it? I barely got out the name of the song before Rod Stewart began to sing. (I don’t know why these comments are even being posted. I don’t even know if you are reading this or not.)
This got me to thinking: “Do others experience the same thing?”
If other people are at home or at work, it’s possible that there are just a few people around that heard it happen. Me? I’m on the radio, so it was thousands. Embarrassing? You bet!
I don’t know how other peoples’ brains work, but I can tell you how mine works: I can be in the middle of a conversation and think of something that I forgot to tell the person and I will just blurt that out, right in the middle of the conversation. I think that I do this because I am so surprised that I remembered something that I want to get it out there before I forget.
Other times, I’ll be in the middle of a conversation, and will just totally space out. I will be ‘gone’, and the person with whom I’m speaking will have to reel me in again, and, quite frequently, start over. CJ even made a joke about it on the air this morning.
Maybe I need to take CJ up on his offer to visit his little ‘head’ doctor… hmmm…..