Given our tendency to be absent-minded
, it's amazing that we actually complete so many tasks everyday.
On the other hand, you may be more absent-minded
than you think.
It is a mind-boggling figure - is there a council employee lurking behind every parked car waiting for an absent-minded
motorist who forgets to pay and display, or a delayed shopper who over-ran their allotted time?
Instead, she needs to leave for one of her computer jobs, and she sends him to his absent-minded
Add a handbag, an absent-minded
nanny and the redoubtable Lady Bracknell into the mix and you have the ultimate satirical farce, which is full of Wilde's sparkling one-liners.
With all those luminaries executing his bidding, it's impossible not to be won over by this absent-minded
professor's Yoda-like passion.
Norwich City's centre-backs appear to have taken a similarly absent-minded
approach to their work this season.
That's where one learns that black-lipped pikas (resembling a cross between a guinea pig and mouse) are hardy creatures fundamental to life on the Tibetan plains or that the absent-minded
agouti (another rodent) is "the only animal that can break the hard outer shell of a Brazil-nut cluster.
The book's few well-chosen illustrations include the stereotypical portrayal of an absent-minded
, egghead professor in an early novel for young adults.
95) tells of absent-minded
Jackie, who's always losing his lunch pail, his math book, and even his shadow or was his shadow stolen?
Back in Iraq, meanwhile, the rumpled, absent-minded
Makiya keeps cropping up in the narrative, a case study in how visionaries can ignore reality even when it is blowing up around them.