The brain has a way of forgetting important details like where we put our house keys or the name of the guy we met 10 seconds ago. And yet, it never seems to forget that embarrassing or cringey thing we did or said in middle school. You know the thing I'm talking about. It keeps us awake at night, decades later. Thanks a lot, brain!
1.) From PaperBolt:
This was a couple months ago. I was going to the gas station to get something to drink. I got 2 Sodas for $2. I go to the cash register the cashier says your total is $2.09. I get my wallet out and pull $2 out and I hand her the $2. She says do you have change. I thought the said "do you want your change" and I said yes. We stare at each other for 15 seconds until she says "do you have 9 cents". I look in my wallet again for 9 cents and say no. (I had another dollar in my wallet, but it didn't come to mind to use that for the 9 cents). We stare at each other for another 15 seconds and she says "uhh I guess you can pay me back next time you come by. Took me the ride home to realize what she said.
Haven't been to that store since. Also every time I pass by the store I remember that awkward moment.