Maybe you are sitting at your workstation with eyes glued to the screen, a brain full of possibilities for this email, but so far all you’ve managed to type out is “Hey Bill.” In the course of those seven letters, your brain has run multiple conversations with Bill, but none went quite right. You click backspace seven times and continue to stare at the screen.
Perhaps you are in a planning meeting. You are piecing together a brilliant idea in your head when you realize Susan has been speaking for several minutes but you have no idea what she was saying. Your face flushes. Scrap your idea, now you need to play catchup to see where the rest of the team is at.