Trying to remember the colour of your underwear can boost your memory… Maybe..

Forget browsing the internet, Facebook and wandering around the office gossiping. Many hours in the working day can be lost across the world when people try to remember what colour underwear they’ve put on that day…

A simple subconscious task from the morning can become a personal memory game for the afternoon..

I’m not saying this happens to me everyday, but when it does, it’s usually after lunch when I’m at my least productive.

I’m at my desk, attempting to concentrate but then the mind starts to wander.

What shall I have for tea tonight? Shall I go to the gym? Do I need milk? That coffee stain on my desk looks a bit like an albatross if you look at it sideways…

Suddenly I can find myself thinking¬† ‘what colour underwear did I put on this morning?‘…..

Why can’t I remember?

Try and remember brain… TRY!

If you’re lucky your boss will walk past at this point and think ‘Wow, now that’s a face of concentration’.

Come on brain! THINK! It’s not that difficult… You were the one who put them on…

You could attempt a sneaky peak, but if you’re unlucky, ¬†it will be at that point your boss walks past and sees you with your knicker elastic hanging out…..

The longest I’ve gone before I’ve remembered or given up is about 9 minutes.

Either way – it’s off to the toilets to check for certain.

Try and wait until the toilets are empty. There is something quite unnerving about hearing ‘Ahhh of course! coming from the cubicle next to you, and then seeing someone emerge with a rather ‘pleased with themselves’ look on their face.

Try it… next time your mind starts to wander, do something to boost your memory and play the underwear game…

I suppose the only people this wouldn’t apply to, are those who prefer ‘Going commando‘…. Or as my Dad once mistakenly called it ‘Going Columbo‘….

That amused me for days.