Woohoo! Lunchtime! Time for me and a coworker buddy to go do a lap around our work campus. I go over to his desk, but hmmm…he’s not there. I ask around.
“Oh, he had to leave…his wife called, and you know how they have that big glass dining room table?”
“Well, his wife dropped something on it or something, and it got shattered.”
“Shadoobie. Wow…that sucks…that was a really nice table, too.”
“Yeah, I know. Must’ve made a hell of…wait. Did you just say ‘shadoobie’?”
“Oh…errr…yeah, I guess I did.”
“Well…you said ‘shattered’, and ‘shadoobie’ must follow. It’s…errrr…sort of the law of my brain.”
:: cue odd looks all around ::
I’m going to guess I’m not the only one with something like this. What’re your “trigger words”…words that must be followed up by another word or phrase – even if you don’t actually vocalize them, your brain still has to complete the phrase?