“When one door closes….another one opens”

We’ve all heard that bromide spouted at some point in our lives to supposedly help us look on the bright side of some particular disappointment. As fate would have it, that’s not the solution, that’s the problem! Thanks to an email from my “lil sis” yesterday, I found out  that a study at Notre Dame University discovered an amazing thing about doors. That is, they are responsible for us forgetting things! That’s right. according to this research study, going through a door is likely to cause us to forget the reason what we went into the next room. And all this time you were worried about advanced senility.

door 2

It turns out that going through a door to retrieve something or do something in another room, is canceled out by the door. It makes our mind compartmentalized, thereby wiping it clean to start afresh in the new room. (The study doesn’t say if it also causes us to blog long words like compartmentalized as well.) So, what to do? Not to worry, your pal, Big Al, is on the case. It’s really quite simple. Before you go through that door, write down the reason you are going and take it with you. That’s why they invented post-it notes. I told you it was simple.

Of course, there’s one door that actually helps you remember.