my senior moments

aren’t as bad as I thought they were!

When the famously distracted Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős met a colleague at a conference, Erdos asked the other man where he was from.  “Vancouver,” he replied, “Oh, then you must know my good friend Elliot Mendelson,” Erdős remarked.  His colleague gave him a funny look.  “I am your good friend Elliot Mendelson!”

– Tom Friedman, 1,000 unforgettable Senior Moments

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