Descending from the flat today I heard a very rorty car exhaust sound. The sort that comes from an exhaust pipe like a 4" drainpipe and with overtones of burble. "Ah ha" I said to myself "that sounds like a ........ Like a ......... Like a what?"
I knew that the word I wanted started with a S and was a make of car. Suzuki? No. That wasn't it. Try and think of a model - no. Nothing except Vitara so I was back in Suzuki country again.
Drive to lunch took about 40 minutes. All that time I was testing and chasing the mystery S. Total blank. Usually when this happens I leave it alone and the word I want pops up like an otter. Today - nothing. I kept on worrying at this bloody car make beginning with a S.
Coming out from lunch I saw the shape of a car I recognised. Trotted over and examined it - Subaru. At last. I tested myself on it on the way home "What's the name of that car?" "Subaru" "Name a model" "Impreza WRC" So - cracked it.
What has that to do with the point of this post as a cunning plan? Easy. Next time I forget, I can come here and refresh my memory! Result!!