Every couple of years, VorGuy will ask a question about something....that comes across the same way - if it's my "job" to handle that project, he does not retain the information overnight. It's like his brain runs Disk Cleanup and then deletes ALL the information.
This could be about a cake mix, a candy, a soda (pop), a computer game, or any of a hundred other subjects that "he" doesn't do the shopping for since that is (mostly) my job (he works - I am a stay at home mom - so my "job" includes running most errands - with shopping lists, sometimes he wonders why I haven't brought home something that he misses).
Him - "Why don't you buy Brand X any more? I like it more than this Brand Y."
Me - "Because the company hasn't made Brand X in years."
Him - "Are you sure? It really was better than this stuff..." back to fiddling with whatever it was that caused the comment.
"I can't get it any more, sorry."
++++++++++++++++ wait six months to two years - repeat conversation ++++++++++++++++++
He quit asking for Crystal Pepsi quickly. He still asks about some peach candies that the (family) company went out of business about three years ago (they were good - Peach Buds, if you were ever lucky enough to get them). Tiara Dessert mixes (for a couple of years - not the last fifteen or so - though he still mourns their rich chocolate cakes with Amoretta or Kahlua flavored mousse filling).
I still have the Tiara Desserts pan - but I haven't seen the mixes since the late 1980s (cake in a flat pan with a depression in the middle for a mousse type filling with some other kind of filling in a layer on top of that). I think I bought three of the mixes after getting the one with the free pan before they quit making them - if they were on sale AND I had a coupon. They were expensive mixes - but went over well if you were going to a covered dish dinner & were taking dessert.
I still have the pan and it is perfect for pound cake when I want to serve strawberry short cake.....or any other kind of dessert with a filling spread into the depression.....they just travel better across a town than across state lines.....