By hellbound - 12/07/2013 16:35 - United States - San Antonio
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Perhaps he didn't think it was a joke and actually thought it was a sincere question. Unless of course you ended your message with "LOL"
There's a difference between forgetting something happened, and not remembering that something you said is directly relevant to the event that happened. I'm pretty sure the OP didn't literally forget that her dad had a stroke. Just had a foot in mouth (finger?) moment remembering that that joke isn't appropriate for her dad.
sometimes I really don't know what the person said, and I really mean "what?" and a few seconds I realize what was said...like my ears didn't catch up to my brain & mouth or something, but when I think about it, I hear it properly in my head. on to OP's situation...Just because you momentarily forget doesn't mean you don't care. you're so caught up in the heat of the moment that all else goes on the backburner. Maybe OP doesn't live with their dad, and didn't actually hear about it until he was better. Some parents don't tell their kids that type of stuff. Maybe he downplayed it when he told OP, and shrugged it off as if it was no big deal. If you experience something, it's burned into your memory more than when someone just tells you. If OP wasn't sitting there praying for their father to get better, maybe it wasn't burned deeply enough into their memory to be recalled each time they talk to their dad... I've never seen a person having a stroke though, so I don't know how traumatic it is, or how long one stays in the hospital afterwards... it could have been a mini stroke...