You are driving along the road on your way to your new friend’s house for a little get together and it’s the first time you have been there. You turn on the street they live on and you are starting to look at the numbers on mailboxes. You are getting closer to the house number they told you and you reach over and turn down the volume on your radio. Now why did you do that, why on earth does that help you find that house number? Do you think that if you pass it, your friend’s house is going to yell at you, “Hey, back here you passed me!!!”? Well, it’s not. And we all know that, yet a lot of us still reach over and turn down that dial to find an address, why? Well, I’ll tell you what seems to be the only logical answer. Concentration! That great new song is on the radio and we are singing every word, so if we turn it down we aren’t thinking about what the next lyric is and we can concentrate on finding 102 Bowser Lane. That is the only logical reason I can come up with. However, we can multitask pretty much anything else, right? I mean at home I can cook dinner, do homework with my son, and keep an eye on the baby all at the same time. Yet I STILL turn down the volume on the radio to help me find an address. Some people I can understand only can do one thing at a time *ahem males ahem*, just kidding, but I do know people that can only single task, they either surf the web or talk to you they can not for the life of them do both. And yet some of those people do not need to turn down that volume knob to find their destination. So although concentration is a valid and logical reasoning behind turning down the radio to find the place I am going to, it still does not completely explain to me why I need to concentrate only on finding that one little number on a mailbox and only finding that little number.
So are you one of the ones that turns down your favorite song on the radio to find your final address or can you leave it blaring and still find that little number on that mailbox by the road? And either way are you a multitasker or not?
I have answered one of those seemingly unanswerable questions, but it only brought up another one, why can I multitask everything else in my life except having the volume on the radio and finding my friend’s house”