We tend to forget the mundane and remain loyal to the weird. What’s uninteresting remains unremembered. What peers into the mind eye’s with a little humor and exaggeration is the stuff that sticks.
Too ordinary becomes unextraordinary, not silly enough to make a significant dent.
Try not thinking about a purple cow, rainbow-striped zebra, the pink bird (a rosefinch) or a dog driving a pick-up truck. Now try to forget it 😉
You have to fake sleep to get to sleep. See! It’s the weird that binds.