I’m working through a tedious form that requires me to look up old information from dusty files. I step away to eat and locate some documents.
I then return to the form and open it.
And it’s been filled out.
My eyes bug out.
My jaw drops.
I’ve switched timelines. I have a brain tumor. I’m more demented than I thought.
Then I notice the date - February, 6 months ago. I’d filled the same form out for the same people before. Forgetting that is well within the scope of my congenitally poor and not improving memory.
By chance, on returning to my work, I took a different folder path and found the original document.
A perfectly reasonable explanation. At least that’s what I tell myself. In this timeline.