my son asked, dad can i have the $23 you owe me?
i said, i don't remember borrowing $23 from you.
he said, that's what makes this so difficult. i always have to remind you.
i asked, did i also forget how you earned the money that i borrowed from you in the first place.
he said, apparently.
i asked, so would you mind reminding me?
he said, i’d prefer not to because you’ll just forget again and it’s painful to witness.
then i said, yeah, you’re right, and i’ll probably forget i paid you back too.
then he said, don’t worry, i’ll remind you.
then i thought, hmm, i appear to be trapped in a memory ponzi scheme i'm incapable of stopping. dammit to hell man!