Have you ever said that? When someone is talking, or as something pops in your head, you say “Oh! Speaking of…..” as if to remind yourself? That happens to me, a lot. Almost too much. For me, it’s an epidemic. Unfortunately, my husband considers it a disease. Why? Because I say it when I’m thinking things, and not necessarily when we’re talking about something. Confused? Okay, let me break it down for you:
Husband and I are cooking together in the kitchen. He spills something. As he reaches for a cloth towel to clean it up, one that I notice has been on the counter for a bit and looks like it could use a good washing, I think to myself, in my head, that towel needs to be washed. And then, like a lightning bolt, I immediately remember that I’m in the middle of a cycle and that I don’t hear the dryer running, and so I must restart it (still thinking to myself, recall, we’re completely silent, no speaking is happening) and so I say, out loud, “Oh! Speaking of laundry, I need to go restart the dryer,” and I walk out of the room, leaving my husband, standing there, lookin’ at me as if I just gave birth to a goat, wondering what on Earth I am talking about, as we weren’t talking to each other at all, let alone about laundry.
An epidemic. An illness. It’s the “I-can’t-differentiate-between-my-inner-voice-and-my-spoken-voice” syndrome.