Murphey’s Law

Why do I always have asthma trouble on days I’ve forgotten my inhaler at home?

It’s in my martial arts bag because I forgot to switch it back to my work bag.

Can’t wait till I can get another new inhaler and start keeping one in each bag like I used to.

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5 thoughts on “Murphey’s Law

  1. autisticook says:

    Because confirmation bias means you don’t remember the times when you had asthma trouble and could easily counteract it because of having your inhaler with you :p

    Seriously though, that sucks. Hope you can get an extra one so you don’t have to remember to switch it around.

    • ischemgeek says:

      Almost certainly. Add in the fact that people tend to remember negative experiences more than positive ones, and there you go. πŸ˜›

      What I normally do, since I usually have pretty good asthma control and so don’t use my inhalers all that often, is get a rescue puffer every month for about the first 3-4 months of the year and just put them in different places. Then in December, I get rid of all the old ones because they tend to expire after about a year or so. Because I have a memory like a sieve and will forget my inhaler at some point and it never hurts to have a spare.

      At bad times of the year, I get an extra and carry it with me, so I can medicate faster. Not necessary, but it’s easier than trying to remember to let it re-pressurize for 60 seconds between puffs.

      This year, I remembered to do the purge, but I forgot to restock. Whoops.

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