So I went to my second Headway meeting. As with the first one, folk were friendly and welcoming and I left feeling that my brain was in better shape than I had thought. I'd joined in conversations, made a few jokes (a few of which may have been funny), and was in the winning team for the quizz.
At least I thought my brain was in better shape until going down the M4 I opend the carrier bag that I had taken into the group and found that my half eaten sandwich had gone. I couldnt believe that someone would steal a half eaten sandwich or indeed anything at a Headway meeting. And so I delved (literally and mentally) further and found that I now had two free diaries that they had given out at the group and (the clincher) there was an alien glasses case. Slowly it dawned on me that I had taken someone else's carreir bag. To be fair to my brain the bag had been left on my chair and who remembers what their carrier bag looks like.
And so I pictured the scene back at the hall. The police having been called, flashing lights outside, and inside witness statements being assiduously noted down. I wondered whether they let people with tinnitus have a CD of crashing waves or heavy rain in their cell over night.
Fortunately, when I got back to the hall everyone was very understanding. I suspect that Im not the fisrt one to have made this misatke! And was it brain injury or could it have happend to me before all this mini-strokes business began. Indeed, I remember in the final week before my final uni exams (a long time ago now) that I left nearly all my revision notes in a carrier bag in a restuarant and never saw them again.
People forget I guess. Anyways, I will be going back next year and will try and not leave with anybody ele's possessions.