It’s like a solid object. No, not solid, more of a jelly. A giant jelly circle set with chicken wire in it to hold it together, six feet wide.
You put it over your head and shoulders and then try to get on with your day. The jelly gets in your eyes, your ears, it makes driving difficult, you’re all slow and clumsy and customers ask you if you want a cup of tea with much greater frequency. And because of all this the thought processes slow down or get disjointed as you’re playing catch up and trying to make sense of the input that’s making it through the jelly. It’s easy to concentrate more on the jelly than on what you’re supposed to be doing.
Important items can slip through the cracks.