Ah yes, the brain fart—that brief break in cognitive, coherent brain function that’s the result of doing the same job for so long you start to operate on autopilot. That’s all well and good (unless if you’re like a surgeon or something), until the brain starts firing off work words when you’re not actually at work.
A Tumblr user named “debrides” recently got the ball rolling, detailing the occasional lapse into “teacher mode” even though those teaching days are long gone. Other users appreciated the look behind the curtain…and offered up some embarrassing lapses of their own.
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