I guess this is a prime example for the memory issue since I forgot the item that made me decide to post this. I have had an increasingly bad habit of being asked a question (especially by my wife) but my thoughts drift and I end up ignoring them. This has been a problem at work too with me drifting off while on the phone with a user. The problem definitely seems to fluctuate in being a problem and I am certainly at fault for most of it – I know there are things I can do to help pay better attention but fail to do them.
My deepest apologies to my wife who suffers the most by me being this way and not doing more to minimize the effect.