Anecdata: Autopilot error

Discussion in 'Braaaaiiiinnnns...' started by Elaienar, May 15, 2015.

  1. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Repeatedly tried to pour milk out of cartons that i haven't opened. Done the same with oj bottles, or salt shakers. Even if i don't need them because In Sight means i need it, apparently
     
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  2. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    I tried to pour melted butter down the sink instead of into the mixing bowl.
     
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  3. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    Realized that the mysterious missing volume in my salad yesterday was probably because I forgot about the existence of broccoli and so didn’t think to go hunting further in the vegetable drawer. This isn’t an actual problem. It’s a salad. It has whatever I want in it. Variety isn’t hurting the salad experience, even if it’s an accident. Any given day there’s a slight chance I might forget any particular usual ingredient. Sometimes I taste it and realize something is missing, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I get halfway through and realize I forgot a thing and add it.

    It’s interesting to me because the entire reason I can make salads every morning without worrying about spoon issues is because of autopilot. If it didn’t feel like a single task that’s routine enough that deciding not to do it on any given day would be more difficult than just doing it, I wouldn’t be able to. But it’s composed of many small tasks that in no way rely on each other, and the whole process by necessity must be flexible enough to add and remove particular pieces freely or it would collapse entirely the day I happened to be out of spinach or something. So it’s an intentionally variable collection of potential tasks that are individually mostly satisfying but optional. And that makes it extremely vulnerable to my autopilot issues, but not in a way that actually matters.
     
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  4. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    i have to log out of work by swiping an id card through a reader by the door. the id card is attached to my key ring. then i go out to the parking lot and ALWAYS hold up my id card to my car door's handle to open it before realizing there's nowhere to swipe the card, and getting out my car key.
     
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  5. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    Today in a gas station I opened two tiny creamers and poured them into my cup of coffee. Then I opened the third and poured it directly into the trash.
     
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  6. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Accidentally overfed the cats yesterday because I kept trying to go into the laundry to get a load of washing out of the machine, turning the corner, IMMEDIATELY forgetting what I was there for, looking at Jet warbling hopefully as he does whenever someone goes anywhere near his bowl, figuring it must have been some time since the bowl was full, refilling it and going back upstairs.

    This happened TWICE. At least they were happy.
     
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  7. Deresto

    Deresto Gauche and Insecure

    Me, looking at photos and recipes of curry, while eating leftover chicken tikka masala: boy I wish I had some curry right now
     
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  8. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Was halfway through wrapping the bag of sandwich bags in cling wrap the other day before I realised what I was doing. Had the wrap pulled out of the dispenser and everything :/
     
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