I had this too years ago and i tried (with a small amount of success) to try and charm her out of it. I used phrases like - sorry i'm not on planet XXX or Oooh your brain doesn't go in a straight line does it.
Luckily she thought that was cool and eased up a bit. This will not work unless she is genuine kooky (mine was).
I had one a few years ago who used to take files off my desk, then ask me where they were. I (of course) wouldn't know and would look for them and she would moan at me for not being careful. It's the only job where I have ever been fired.
Oh, Kerry, that's the one thing (apart from punching her) that I think would make things worse. It's death to a relationship when you start relying on backing everything up with emails.
TBH I'm really not into this job, am just sticking it out until I get snapped up by Channel 4 to host their next big series . Glad to hear I'm not the only one that's had this sort of mind-reading-is-in-your-contract nonsense to deal with.
Emails are good for reminders (as long as you read them) since they're always there or write down everything your boss says. Maybe your boss needs to take more vitamins to boost her brain power or perhaps she thinks you should be anticipating routine tasks more?
Simplesally, I do anticipate routine tasks. And then there are things like:
Crazy Boss: 'Why did you do x that way?' Superwoman (that's me - I'm being ironic)'Because that's exactly what you told me.' CB: 'Well it's wrong, you should have done 'y' instead'. SW:'So why didn't you tell me that was what you wanted?' CB 'Well, you should have asked!'