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kitty1826x
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I don't think I am the only one that has had a moment where you absent mindedly did something. Example - You were in your bedroom and next thing you know you're in front of your fridge in the kitchen. In other words a slight memory lapse of some sort.
Seeing as I can be a bit .... scatter brained I think I have more of these moments than others.

What's your absent minded/memory lapse moments?

- The bagel (My most recent memory lapse moment)
I had a cinnamon raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese. The bagel was cut in half, and I was eating the first half. Next thing I know I'm almost done with the second half of my bagel, but couldn't remember eating the first half. I mean I was reading a manga while eating my bagel, but as I was looking at the last 1/3 of my bagel I really wondered where the rest went. no *Note this happened minutes before making this post, and I'm still somewhat looking for the bagel. Thinking maybe I put it down nearby ....
There my over-dramatic absent minded story of my bagel and the missing half. (I have an onion story, but this OP is getting too long. Next time.)



(I tried doing a search to see if there was anything similar or like this, but couldn't find any. If there is one, well I guess I failed in my search, heh.)

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I do that kind of thing all the time, unfortunately. no No funny stories, but it's pretty common for me to leave one room with a purpose, get where I was going, and realize I've completely forgotten why I was going there. (>_<) Usually I'll remember after a minute, but occasionally not.

When I have several things that Must Be Done, I tend to make a list even if it seems kind of stupid to make a list. When I write stuff down I tend to remember it....and not need the list...but if I don't write it down, I forget stuff really fast. dead

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My onion story -
I was going to make dinner. Took out a yellow onion from the fridge, there were three onions left. I placed the onion somewhere. I started clearing off the counter-top of my kitchen so I could continue to prep for dinner. I went out of the kitchen into the dinning room, around the breakfast nook, for some reason went into my kid's room ( I believe my husband asked me to get something from my kids room, but didn't need it anymore) then back into the kitchen from the other entrance. I got a knife out to cut the onion, but I couldn't find the onion on the counter-top. So I retrace my steps out the kitchen, to my kids room, and back from the entrance of the kitchen. I even checked the trash a bit just to see if I threw it away by accident, not to use it if it was there. Still no onion. I do another 3 circles checking more of the breakfast nook, living room, and kid's room. Still no onion. The 4th time I start circling I start to get frantic because I lost the onion. 6th time circling where I have been I ask my husband to help me look for this onion. 8th time now, my husband is not believing there was an onion in the first place, say it was all in my imagination. At this point I'm kind of getting hysterical saying there was an onion and I'm not crazy. At this point I started laughing and crying saying "How does one lose an onion?" My husband gives me a little slap to snap me out of it. I said "I'm in pain" and I was still laughing and crying. My husband made a comment that this reminds him of The Producers ( new one) where Leo says "I'm in pain! and Wet! and still hysterical". 10th circling I find an onion in a pot on the stove top except it's smaller and I had already looked there. I look in the fridge and there was only two onions left. I hysterically tell my husband that's not funny, I'm not crazy, and I know you put a new onion there. Well I calmed down and used the new onion. To this day I still have not found that onion. What most likely happened is that I threw it away, since I haven't smelled a rotting onion in my home.
But yes, this was my absent minded moment where I lost an onion.

Really how does one lose an onion? confused


- The other day I was on the phone with a friend and I completely stopped talking. My mind went blank, and I couldn't not remember what I was saying or thinking for a good half a minute. Yup, another memory lapse moment.

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I have moments like these all the time, where I will be so immersed in thought that I will completely forget where I am or what i'm doing and end up in different rooms in my house from where I started. I often find random things in my room or around the house with no idea as to why or how they got there.
I once found a tea bag in my shoe! Which I assumed was from the previous morning when I was making tea for my gran and helping my 5 year old cousin put on her shoes. (But still don't how it ended up in my shoe)

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I do things like this all the time. Like I'll go to the kitchen to pour myself something to drink, and then leave my glass full of juice in the kitchen and go back to my room. And five minutes later I'm wondering why I'm still thirsty when I was planning to get myself something to drink.

My memory has always been a problem. Short-term and long-term. Long term: I have very few memories from my childhood. Short term: I've forgotten people's names right after they've introduced themselves.

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Quote from TofuQueen
I do that kind of thing all the time, unfortunately. no No funny stories, but it's pretty common for me to leave one room with a purpose, get where I was going, and realize I've completely forgotten why I was going there. (>_< wink Usually I'll remember after a minute, but occasionally not.

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Oh God, TofuQueen, me too! And I take long, long, very long notes in class and in meetings. And then--I don't need the notes. But I have to organize the notes as if filing the things properly in my mind by category and subcategory. I do forget things, but retain enough without doing more than glimpsing. The walking from room to room and forgetting what I went to the next room for--yea--aaaaaall the time. i don't even have a morning routine. there is no routine. i just do things at random and half-awake when i wake up. .... it's like watching a cross between a sleepy puppy and a zombie. kinda funny, kinda not.

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Here are some of the ways and people who keep me going despite my memory issues:


- my husband reminds me of important dates and appointments

- my friends remind me of social plans

- my co-workers constantly find my pens and notes

- my subordinates constantly help me keep track of where their co-workers are (... before I yell at said missing subordinate...)

- my friends and family typically help me gather my things like purse, keys, backpack and electronics

- my friends and family take advantage of my memory issues for a laugh at my expense at times...

- my friends and family have stepped in when someone else is taking advantage of my memory issue for a laugh....

- i have countless alarms on my phone to remind me of things like "time to do the laundry" or "don't forget to let the dog out"

- fairly regularly, i have people approaching me who seem to know me and i remember their face and... that's it. i don't remember why i know their face or how i feel about them ... unless i reeeeeally disliked them. then i at least remember how i felt... not necessarily WHY i disliked them, just that i disliked them.


..... ha, yea. I think that's enough confessing. i think you catch the drift.

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The other day ...

I had just finished reading a manga. I minimize the window that had the manga, and got on chrome that had that page open for said manga. I was going to change the manga from reading to complete, and rate it.
What ended up happening was that I stared at the page for literally 2 minutes trying to remember what I was doing. After the 2 minutes I checked the new posts, and finally remember to change what list that manga was on.

It was just an empty two minutes.



*sigh* I have too many memory lapse moments. At least I didn't lose an onion this time ...

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-When I was still a kid, I often fall asleep on the couch, next thing I know, Iím in my room and bed,
and whenever I ask what happened, they always say that when they woke me up(to go to my room), I just stood up (eyes open) and went to my room, but I donít have any recolletion of it..

-If I have something to say and someone interrupts it with an interesting speech= Ďmemory lapse momentí

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I had sent a text to my friend telling her "I'm restless". A minute later she replies "Why are you restless?" I looked at the text and thought 'Are you a mind reader O_o. How on earth do you know I'm restless?' I scroll up to see I did text her that .... because in that minute I forgot I told her .....


I think this is my worst absent minded moment .....

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Quote from kitty1826x
The other day ...

I had just finished reading a manga. I minimize the window that had the manga, and got on chrome that had that page open for said manga. I was going to change the manga from reading to complete, and rate it.
What ended up happening was that I stared at the page for literally 2 min ...


Story of my life here. I am so forgetful of things and plans that I constantly email myself important reminders when I remember them, and my mom helps to remind me of what I was just talking about mere seconds ago. I became so forgetful that I heavily researched Alzheimer and Parkinson's disease fearing that I was developing symptoms....lol

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I've had many moments like this, but something that's happening repeatedly is that when I'm doing something on my computer and have a cup of tea in front of me, I drink it without noticing. It's like I have a full cup of tea and next time I'm aware of it, it's empty. I would probably drink anything that was placed in front of me without noticing.

There are also times when I want to get something from the kitchen, go to the kitchen, forget what it was, go to my room, remember what it was, go back to the kitchen and then forget again.

Or that moment when a cashier in a grocery store laughed at me because I handed her the money, then promptly forgot about it and tried to pay her again. But I was very tired then.

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