Wednesday, July 13, 2005

do you know when...

people at work come up beside you and try to instruct you to open a certain folder or click on a specific link. Is it just me or does the mere presence of another person suddenly make me completely blind. It is like I stop reading and can't find anything. I don't know if it has to do with how I operate on computers, that I am visual and in motion and I have trouble converting language into the pictures I see and my usually automatic movements. Or maybe it is just my jobs which are so mindless that I lose brain cells each day I go to work. There is another possibility that this is not just me, and there is some unspoken phenomenon that makes a computer screen look like a camera lens covered in vaseline, as soon as a coworker steps by your desk and says "Can you open this..." or "Have you seen..." I am immediately braindead.

2 comments:

caitlin said...

i think it is the fact that there is someone standing over you or beside you, WATCHING you. that drives me insane, and i completely lose all ability to think.

Deborah's Mom said...

I know exactly what you mean - it's happened far too often to me as well. Another duh moment is when I'm correcting a document and someone is standing over me, I suddenly lose all my spelling skills!! Deborah speaks of you often - I hope you are doing well.