I have an ordinary brain. I mean, it functions relatively well most of the time. I can string a few numbers together. I generally avoid running into walls. I eventually find lost keys. While rocket science and foreign languages are out, I have, just the same, managed to work steadily throughout my adult life. I even constructed the house I presently reside in.
Good brain, there.
But my brain has a glitch. I suffer from what I call “total dropout syndrome.”
Total dropout syndrome is when my brain suddenly ceases normal function. All synapses drop out at the same time. When such lapses occur, I entertain bizarre, if not stupid, thoughts.
In common vernacular, my shit does not connect.
I had a total dropout syndrome episode yesterday. As I read through the paper, I read the following headline: Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol.
That’s crazy, I thought. Why would someone get shot just for drawing (as in sketching on paper) a weapon? In my mind, I saw the following image.