I'm down with the flu and decide to attempt to use the downtime to finish off a task that I've been working on for 2 years: Getting all my domains into 1 domain corral.
I figure I've been involved with 100+ registrars over the years in various dropcatching efforts. Still a few stragglers out there. Quite a project.
In looking at some notes I conclude that a certain domain has gone missing. It wasn't exactly a clear note in the piles a paper. When your domains number in the #### the domain related notes can sometimes get cryptic, such as hints to myself to look-up related domains . . .
I do a WhoIs look-up on the "missing domain" and lo! The domain appears to never have been pushed into my account from a reseller - one that I've done business with in the past. I think. Pretty sure. I don't know, it's been a long process . .
So . . I write a friendly email to my fellow domainer . . but in the fog of the flu and old age (I'm 50) I send off the email to the wrong domainer. Argh! The fog thickens.
Now, of course, my domaining friends are all upright, understanding and often pretty funny guys. In due course, I get an email back from both of them - who have managed to correspond with each other, no doubt because my email to them was confusing as heck - saying essentially "You ARE confused fella but we understand, you're getting old" . . and maybe, if I can read between the lines a little "thank god I'm not the only one . .".
The bottom line?
The domain in question is a business word, having to do with financial obligations. As you can appreciate there are usually 2 sides to financial transactions, and thereforre 2 related words. One version has to to with the person who's supposed to pay a debt. The other version has to do with the person who's supposed to receive payment.
The mental glitch: I got my domain's role in the transaction confused. Doh! No sooner do I realize than my eyes behold in my account the missing domain. "I'm the domain that pays, not the domain that gets paid!"
Whoa is me if I don't gather all these little domain critters into 1 place and behaving themselves before senility sets in any worse. Other rational thought: "When the brain is fuzzy with the flu turn off the PC for awhile."
Won't it be great when we domainers start hitting their 60s, 70s and beyond? We won't be able to find out keys . . . or our domains.
Conversation on the porch of the domainer's old age home:
Webwork:"Remember when I sold Business.com?"
Domainer: "You never owned it in the first place!"
Webwork: "Yes I did . . I think . . or what is Bagels.com? I forget."