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I Am Forgetful

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    Space Ace

    I have always been forgetful.  I think I'm part crow (bird, not tribe); I'm easily distracted by shiny objects. Although I started getting high at 15 and still do, that didn't make my forgetfulness a lot worse, although I did learn not to work high (different story, working...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Every time I go to clean my teeth I think,

    "Sh*t, I must get some toothpaste later". I've always forgotten again before I've anywhere near finished my teeth. Until next time...
    tungsten4 tungsten4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    SMH

    Jikel. . . mr'ăl suk'ăl ! ! ! -___-
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F Aug 25, 2014

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    Stress Makes It Hundred Times Worse!!!

    I'm not too bad with some stuff but I can NEVER remember dates for some reason!! My husbands birthday is on the 17th of this month and he rang me today and asked me when it was, I said it's the 18th lol, he gets so annoyed with me, he's told me about 50 times when it is and it...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Sep 16, 2007

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    Bain of my life, I often feel really stupid

    when I forget things and I'm vague a lot of the time about the past. I feel like I've lived so many lifetimes already with all I've seen and done and there not enough room in my head to remember it all :(
    inboots inboots 36-40, F 3 Responses May 28, 2014

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    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F Feb 24

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    Thank You, Rsd!

    I used to remember EVERY thing.  I forgot nothing.  I could quickly walk through a room and tell you months later exactly where to find something in it.  I didn't have to write lists, I just remembered.  It was more like a nagging than remembering...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2007

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    Always Have Been

    Growing up, my mother would always kind of pick on me about how forgetful I am. Many mornings before I left for school or whatever, she would run through a list of things with me that I was prone to forgetting, like my lunch or book bag, etc. She was always very sweet about it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    Any one has any tips to combat this?

    Compared to majority, my memory is poor. They recall more details than I do. My poor memory maybe related to stress
    trybettermyself trybettermyself 22-25 Apr 8, 2014

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    I Just Remembered I Am

    i do this kind of thing every day mother: can you go get me a pen me: sure (walks upstaires) me: wait what did you want me to get mother: a pen me:oh yeah (5 minutes later i come back with a glass of water) mother:where is my pen me: so thats why i went in the kitchen mother...
    ribbonsofglass ribbonsofglass 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2011

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    I am very forgetful. It scares me wondering

    if I am having dementia or Alzheimer's.
    Didro56 Didro56 56-60, F Oct 1, 2014

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    Really Really Really Forgetful. Like Dory From "Nemo" Forgetful.

    It is ridiculous how forgetful I am. Really. I can be in the middle of clearing the table with my hands full of plates and I will space out for a second and have to ask myself "what am I doing right now?". Then I remember, think "oh yeah" and get back to it. Asking myself "What...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    Me trying to log in here at EP

    and I forgot my username and be like wow how can I forget it duh
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F Feb 4

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    day 2- still can't remember her name.

    mann, to think that i'm going senile at such young age. smh
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 20

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    JJsFate JJsFate 22-25, M Dec 9, 2014

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    The layout of EP has changed again on my iPod,

    can anyone tell me how to find the Qestions & Answers. I'm so bored and it would be much appreciated :P
    ginge101 ginge101 13-15, F Jul 29, 2014

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    What the heck do I do at the end of the day

    when I get home. How is it that I can not place phone, keys, shoes, pocketbook by the door. I swear I must be so tried at the end of the day that I kick one shoe off and it flies under the couch and walk the other one to the bedroom. While laying the keys in the fridge and...
    sara273 sara273 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2014

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    I Have An Odd Memory Really...

    I can easily tell you the full name of every child that has been under my care along with there likes and dislikes, allergies, medical conditions and favorite comforters...  However if you asked me what colour knickers i had on today i would have to check before i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    maydonxnodyam maydonxnodyam 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Bring My Mind to Reality

    Being forgetful is a huge part of my life.  It has helped me and hurt me.  It never fails though.  Since I was younger, I've always been very forgetful -- leaving things at school, people's house, anywhere.  Now, it's still the same.  The weird thing is...
    SemiCharmedLife SemiCharmedLife 18-21, F Apr 28, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 19

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    I'm Sorry, What Was the Qu...

    I'm sorry, what was the question? I forget things all the time. They don't usually completely go away, because they are there, I just have to have a trigger, and there is no telling what the trigger will be. If it involves numbers, you can pretty much forget me ever...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Nov 17, 2007

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    I have withdrawn money from the cash machine

    and forgot to take it. I just took the card and walked. Happened twice. Worst feeling ever trust me
    Loer Loer 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    I always feel really bad

    because I have a bad habit of forgetting people I meet online. Someone might message me and we talk for a while. But a few days later , I totally forget who they are . Argh, I'm truly sorry to the people I have done this too. Plus , I'm really bad at messaging people back or...
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F Nov 26, 2014

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    Often, when I browse through my page,

    I'd fail to recall when I joined a particular group here in EP. I'd speculate that someone might have hacked into my account , I still do. I wonder if it were really forgetfulness on my part, or was it something else.
    wolfIncheapclothing wolfIncheapclothing 22-25 Apr 18, 2014

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    This is the third time i have forgotten to go

    to the medical center after school in order to get my vaccine. Im gonna be a month too late getting the vaccine that i will need for something special coming up. It annoys the life out of me, i just realized right now that this is the third week i've forgotten. I had it on my...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Not in the sense of memory.

    More among people. I tend to remember pretty well. Faces, names, stories. People are intriguing. But, I don't necessarily feel like I am remembered in the same way. I admit, I'm a pretty simple guy. But being forgotten isn't very uplifting.
    NewShoes12 NewShoes12 26-30, M Jul 12, 2014

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    A curse or a gift. It's more of the former

    but it has it's times. God above, I'm surely thankful I don't remember every detail of every bad thing I've experience in my life. But most definitely this is not a most welcome attribute specially when I find myself scratching head looking through my purse for the keys to my...
    wolfIncheapclothing wolfIncheapclothing 22-25 Feb 15, 2014

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    I feel it's probably

    for the best, because at the end of the day, many don't remember what you remember and say to them to make them feel awesome or special. It's important to remember the moments that move your heart. I don't really have words to explain myself so....
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25, 2014

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    Thank God For Housemates

    just the past months alone, i forgot my keys 6 times... and had to borrow a friend's hair clip to unlock the door, which came to no avail... forgot my cell phone too, so I cant call for help... and I needed to take some important stuff i left at home to work after lunch... and i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Dizzy Me !

    We’ve recently moved into a semi open plan office where I share an area with another girl called Tracey and a guy called James. When we moved offices we had the opportunity to get new office furniture which I took full advantage of and I got a new luxury swivel chair, you know...
    Bree10 Bree10 36-40, T 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Sometimes i forget to breath.

    ...... Grrrr hiccups everyday!!!
    Id0ntKn0wwwww Id0ntKn0wwwww 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    I Would Forget My Own Head, ...

    I Would Forget My Own Head, ... By: Me Written on January 17th, 2013 A lot of times (so it seems to me) I forget things I should do, where I left something, important events, what I said - my own live story. I am particular bad with numbers, e.g. dates, time, finances, maths...
    Likewhatido Likewhatido 36-40, F Jan 17, 2013

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    I always forget something in the car

    that i need to bring in the apartment.
    exprouser14 exprouser14 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2014

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    DeletedByeee3 DeletedByeee3 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    prettygarie prettygarie 18-21, F Nov 28, 2014

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    Remembering Later

    I am bad about coming upon some random item that reminds me of something I did / or was supposed to do at a way later date. I am all the time going, "Oh yeah, I did do that didn't I ? " LOL
    ThinkingOver ThinkingOver 31-35, M Mar 27, 2013

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    Is it weird that I can't remember hardly

    anything in real life, but I can remember my dreams in detail every single night
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M Jan 2

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    Facts and figures, I've always been very good

    at remembering. Names and dates - that sort of thing. When working for an agency for four years where each day was working somewhere different with a different start time, I never wrote anything down and never got the time or place wrong. However, if I have to remember to do...
    tungsten4 tungsten4 31-35, M Jul 23, 2014

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    I want to remember what I've forgotten.

    All of those lost memories and thoughts, I want them back. I feel as if I'm losing myself. I fear the day that I wake up and no longer even know who I am. I want to remember before I forget.
    MsM1620 MsM1620 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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    Well, at least I thought so. To say that I am 'forgiving' is a hefty proclamation. I think I have been trying to convince myself that I am, though. But today it struck me that I...
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    While having a needed discussion about custody of our daughter, it occurred to me that one of their best manipulation tactics is to feign confusion. This is with the intent to not...
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    Well I blame my heart for this. No matter what you do to me, or no matter what you've done, my heart will always love you the same. I'm not one to hold grudges, or go back in...
    CowboysAndAngels CowboysAndAngels 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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