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One track mind

Posted by Acme on August 06, 2004

Guys who have survived their teen years, and actually were able to cram some additional knowledge into their brains during this period, will remember the reality of the 'one track mind'. My memory is hazy on some of this, but it seems to me that not a minute went past that I didn't think of 'it' in some variation of memory or imagination.
We have all had periods when one issue was so paramount in our thoughts that it crowded everything else out. It is alledged that girls (women) have this too. But why is it called a 'one track mind'?