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  •  We must be sisters (6+ / 0-)

    You just described me to a T.

    Although I'm a PC programmer.  

    I helped fix that by working remotely from a rural Oregon farm.  I am absolutely fine if I see no other person than my husband and just hang out with my sheep and dogs for months on end.

    Luckily, I'm the boss.

    Back when I worked in the office, I managed to refine the technique of appearing to be having a conversation with someone, all the time my mind was still firmly locked on the problem in front of me.  Because, as you know, it can take you two hours to get right back to where you were.

    My business partner, who could tell when I was actually paying attention, would have to explain to new people that if they just walked up to me and started talking while I was in front of a monitor, the odds were good I wouldn't remember a thing about the conversation 30 seconds later.  All I heard was 'blah, blah, blah'.

    I call it an attention span on steroids.  Other people have different names.

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