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I Am Forgetful

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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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    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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    I Am Forgetful

    I am forgetful,Not all the time,Only when I want to,If I don't want to do something,I'll forget,On purpose,Works every-time,A great excuse,Use it all the time,Forgetfulness,It's a great asset to have,I've already forgotten,What I was going to say!
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Sep 12, 2011

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    Rush N' Chant

    People often ask me why I am always rushing around.  Well, if I don't do things straight away I forget to do it at all.  Sometimes I have to go around chanting things so I don't forget routine things; 'Purse, keys, lunch, book, money, purse, keys, lunch, book, money...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2009

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    How Forgetful Am I?

    I just wrote a blog about being forgetful, because it's beginning to concern me. As I'm sitting here looking at other stories about forgetfulness, I'm wondering if not only my disability, but the chronic migraine headaches, the skull fracture, the child abuse, the PTSD, etc...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F Aug 1, 2010

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    Don't Feel Bad When I Ask For Your Name A Couple Of Times.

    When you know someone for a long time or you really made effort to remember her name and face and then she ask you what your name is, what would you feel? That's why I always warn people. I go to church at least two days a week and I got to know someone new every time. Faces, I...
    kakorckaact07 kakorckaact07 18-21, F Jul 31, 2011

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    With Some Things

    Mostly putting names to faces is what I'm bad at. Remembering important things.... yeah. I'll constantly remind myself, especially with projects and homework. I've gotten better since i was younger. But, there are just some things i can't remember.
    BangaaDragoon BangaaDragoon 18-21, M Feb 29, 2012

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    Me And My Scattyness Go Hand In Err Hand?

    I am Laura. I have always been damn scatty from a young age and like probably most of you I am not entirely sure where I get this from as my dad and mum and incredibly organised- especially my dad he's one of those dad's who likes to make lists and leave notes about the house and...
    strawberrycherry strawberrycherry 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2012

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    Forgetful

    I am terribly forgetful AND impatient. That makes a bad combination because I will save things to my Palm then get all pushy so that whatever it is gets done on time or early. I do this so that I do not forget to do it. The good thing is that I'm not a procrastinator.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F Nov 14, 2007

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    IF U Don't Matter Than I W...

    IF U DON'T MATTER THAN I WILL FORGET U VERY EASILY
    ILOVEMYSELF07 ILOVEMYSELF07 Nov 17, 2007

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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 2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    SMH

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

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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...
    frankenstaine frankenstaine 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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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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    I Am Absent Minded

    I am absent minded. i would forget to switch off the lights. my work will be left unfinished. i wonder why i am like this. i guess i think too much that i can't focus on the present. sometimes i just want to escape to another reality as i find this reality is not to my liking...
    uniquely uniquely 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2010

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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

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    Im So Forgetful

    I forget peoples faces, i only remember resemblences, i find it hard to remember names. I forget a task or two sometimes. I forget, some memories of past. Its really hurtful sometimes, because when i forget something really important i make stories as to what happened. i end up...
    HelenParis HelenParis 22-25 Mar 13, 2012

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    Dog Names Come To Me Faster Than People Names...

    ... so I don't tend to greet people by name. Dogs, yes. Is this because I love animals so much, and get nervous around people? It could be. It's also one of the many things I tend to forget from day to day, part of a long list. Are you ready for this? I forget chores. Homework...
    HungryLikeThe HungryLikeThe 22-25, F Oct 2, 2011

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    I Am Forgetful

    I was trying to get to work one day. I was running late and couldn't find my pruse. You will never believe where it was when I found it.....It was on my shoulder.
    greyreese greyreese 46-50 1 Response Nov 28, 2008

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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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    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 6 hrs ago

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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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    Hopeless!

    That's what my memory seems like to me. I've tried the planners, the PDA's, the string around the finger, writing on myself, leaving notes in all my pockets, saying it to myself over and over, asking other to remind be, and on and on! I am just terribly forgetfull. Perhaps I...
    Neighborbob Neighborbob 21-25, M 1 Response Dec 12, 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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    My memory is weird sometimes.

    Only for certain people it remembers important dates like birthdays, wedding anniversaries (my parents), and I've learned to put up so many alarms on my calendar and in my room to remind me of stuff for school. Such as times for tests...God, I was nearly late to my first round...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 12

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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...
    sheepInwolfsclothing sheepInwolfsclothing 22-25 Feb 15

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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

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    How Forgetful Can I Be?

    I am only 16 years old but I sure am very forgetful. I bet my Mother and Grandmother isn't as forgetful as I am. Argghh, I'm aging?!
    kiikii kiikii 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2007

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    I Am Forgetful

    I hate it with a passion the fact that I am forgetful. ADD & PTSD causes forgetfulness.  Damn it!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Apr 30, 2011

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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

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    Always Forgetful

    I was always the kid looking for her pencil. It seems i spend half my day looking for something that i may have had in my hand 5 min ago. I try to do things for people but the project may only get half done because i may forget that i was doing something. Kinda funny some days...
    clainetwin clainetwin 22-25, F Sep 15, 2010

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    The Title Of The Group Says It All

    I am SO forgetful. I HATE it. I can't remember things I learn in class, even if I loved it and was totally into it during the lecture. I can't remember things about friends, family or even my boyfriend. Like their favorite things or anything they tell me almost. It sucks. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    I have forgotten a lot of things

    that I'm supposed to be on top of like that one thing from the grocery store that I drove across town for and bought a bunch of crud that, yes, I did need, but wasn't even on my mental list. Birthdays are another. Anniversaries are the main thing I am terrified of forgetting. I...
    PseudoGypsy PseudoGypsy 41-45, T Apr 1

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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.
    sheepInwolfsclothing sheepInwolfsclothing 22-25 Apr 18

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    What Was I Saying?

    seriously, I think of something to say or do and forget it five seconds later! =P
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 2007

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    Me To

    I am damn I forgot what I was going to say
    donh2989 donh2989 41-45, M Sep 12, 2011

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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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    Change Subjects B/c I Don't Remember

    I too used to be very good at remembering. I am only in my mid/late 20's. I remember things I used to remember, usually. I can not (usually) with hold memories of songs, movies I've seen, activities I've done or where I put the remote for the life of me anymore. I am often...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2012

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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

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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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    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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    This Is Deffo Me!

    I have noticed within the past year (I would say) that I am definitely a lot more forgetful than I used to be. I work in a salon and I forget client's names (let alone remembering anything about them!!) on a regular basis. What makes it worse is that the other girls I work with...
    StripeyCarrot StripeyCarrot 22-25, F Jan 29, 2013

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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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    I Forget Alot

    I guess i just don't have a good memory. I'll forget what day it is, what I did the day before, etc. It's not a serious thing, it's just annoying sometimes. Like if I'm on the phone with someone and someone asks me afterwards what the other person said, I won't remember. I'll...
    Inferno Inferno 16-18, M Nov 23, 2007

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    People get so mad at me

    because I forget little stupid things all the time and bigger more important things frequently. I blame my ADD as a large contributing factor to my forgetfulness.
    emariexx emariexx 22-25, F Jul 8

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    Like Mother Like Daughter

         During the past few years of my life, I have become increasingly forgetful. I am 19 right now, but when I was younger, my mom would call me her rememberer. She was always forgetful, so she used to tell me all the stuff she wanted at the store and told me...
    Doglover5290 Doglover5290 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2009

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    Old Soul

      I feel like I'm aging. I forget faces, names, places, important dates, birthdays, and where I put my keys, or parked my car. I wish there was some trick to remembering things, especially when it's really important, like passwords. I forget things that have happened in the...
    Kailasa Kailasa 16-18, F Nov 26, 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 2 Responses Apr 17

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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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    Where Did It Go? Where Am I? What Am I Doing?

    This has happened to me since cancer. I don't let it bother me though...I always eventually figure it out.
    tome tome 41-45, F Nov 20, 2007

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    But I Remember The Stupid Things That Should Be Forgotten.

    If I had the ability to remember things that mattered.. my life would probably be significantly different. I think my mind is full of depressing rubbish that there seems to be no space for anything else. Life would probably be great if I was a computer :/
    miszingyou miszingyou 22-25, F Jun 26, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Let's be real. This states the obvious. Of course if an incident between you and someone occurred that requires forgiveness on your part, you're not gonna forget about the incident...
    mandyg14 mandyg14 22-25, F Jul 6

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    Cross the Road... Forgetful Chicken Q: Why did the forgetful chicken cross the road? A: To get to the other side -- er, no -- to go shopping -- no, not that either -- damn it...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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