I Have a Horrible Memory

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    I have a really bad memory, things just go in one ear and come straight out of the other one. Occasionally I do get things that stick and never go away. I'm proud to say I know the colours of the rainbow, thanks to Richard of York. I also know the names of all of Henry VIII's...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 20, 2008


    And by a horrible memory, I mean that I remember everything. I still remember stupid things I said over 5 years ago. And by "stupid things I said", I don't mean hurtful things that I said and later regretted, which ended up costing me a friendship. I mean a stupid...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    Shoplifting In The Toilets

    It's one of those that I laugh when I think of it now. I have always been a kleptomaniac from when I was a kindergarden little baby. After being busted as a eighteen yea old though I have dramatically slowed snatching down. It was around the time when I was full of rage inside me...
    Theanonymuswimp Theanonymuswimp
    1 Response Jun 24, 2012

    I keep telling everyone

    that there are chunks of my life missing from my memories because my .pst files got corrupted.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    It'S Not That I Don'T Care, Guys...

    I often forget things that I wish I would remember. For example, I still don't know the names of most of my classmates and can't remember where I have met people/ where I know them from if I see them in a completely new place. *sigh* Then there's the problem that I can't remember...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2013


    I have a medical condition known as Fibromyalgia. One of its characteristics is a state called fibro-fog which is a cognitive effect that messes with your memory and your ability to translate information when received in such a state. What Is Fibro Fog? Fibro fog – also known...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2013


    I used to have a brilliant friend who had Alzheimer.  He died a year ago.  But before his death I used to tell him that I was suffering from Alzheimer's disease since my early childhood.   Some people are convinced that I have an incredible memory.  The...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    I Have Lots of Them...

    Which one would you rather hear about? Being abused by my dad? How about being laughed at? How about being called ugly by someone I cared for and being rejected nearly everyday? Oooh, even better... How about when I tried to hang myself last year? How about having a fear of...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    Medical Problem

    i suffer from what the old people call CRS can't remember sh*t i really can't
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    I Forgot What I Was Going to Write...

    Oh yeah... I really do have a bad memory... I can remember stuff from a long time ago but recent things escape me... my mind wanders too much I guess... I have to write notes to myself constantly... I have a million post it notes and note pads everywhere... but a lot of times I...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 15, 2008

    Err... I Forgot.

    My lack of memory is the BANE of my life as far as I can remember. Maybe it's just that I can't be bothered, y'know, how people recall things that are important to them. I don't give a damn about things I really should, so maybe it's the lack of responsibility as well. Things...
    justlikeyou justlikeyou
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2007


    I forget where I park my car at work!!!!!!!! It sucks cause my friend will say "Remember when we did this ?" or "Remember when this happened?" "Hahaha that was so funny." No actually I don't remember :( I think thats why I take lots of pictures of...
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2007

    I Can't Forget It

    I can't get the memory of my best friend dying in my arms out of my head. Now I'm crying again,darn it.
    PantherShadow PantherShadow
    13-15, F
    Sep 17, 2009


    What was I going to write...?
    TiPoupon TiPoupon
    18-21, F
    Jun 18, 2008

    Well I Was Going To...

    But I forgot what this group was about!
    size7satin size7satin
    41-45, T
    Jul 19, 2011

    Some Things

    SOME things are way too clear, some things I can remember far too well. Some things still haunt me to this day. Then things I want to remember, I can't. People I really want to remember, I can barely picture. All my day-to-day life that I have totally forgotten, my friends...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    Jun 16, 2012

    My Memory Is Crap!

    I used to think I had a pretty good memory since I was a straight A student...I don't know how true that statement is today! I mean, my memory is getting really bad. I could be talking to someone about something and suddenly just forget what I was talking about lol!! And...
    mixedview mixedview
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2007

    A Cant Remember Which Way Is White and Color Is Down...

    I think I am going stupid after all these years. Sometimes I cant even remember how old I am. If I had a wife I'd be in trouble all the time because she'd could pretty much yell at me all the time and I'd have no defense to due to the horrible memory I have.  
    Silver01ta Silver01ta
    36-40, M
    May 12, 2008

    I Just Draw a Blank

    I an be in the middle of a sentence and I just lose the word i want to say, and it happens 3-4 times a day! I am a History student and people ask me about events and i jump up super excited and then can only tell them so much. I am always a referral, i cant tell you exactly what...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 17, 2008

    What Was Your Favorite Color Again?

    Often times I just can't remember things. I can't remember names, but I can remember faces. I can remember events but not who was there. I guess some of the details just don't matter to me because theres a different view I am seeing it from. I see things for whats important to me...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2008

    Um, What Was I Saying?

    I admit it, I took "High" School way too literally, and yea, I know all that stuff messed my memory banks.  It's a limitation I have been dealing with for decades now, and still, I even forget where I placed the note to remind me to write a...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2009

    Things Are Way Too Clear..

    SOME things are way too clear some things I can remember far too well. Some things still haunt me to this day. Then things I want to remember, I can't. People I really want to remember, I can barely picture. All my day-to-day life that I have totally forgotten, my friends' faces...
    demonizd demonizd
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

    It's Always Been That Way

    I've had PTSD most of my life and it really does screw with your memory terribly.  I forget common things like the names of things like,  scissors, books, everything.... at least when i am stressed out. But there are also huge chunks of my life that are just _gone_...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    May 19, 2008

    Think I'm Losing Gray Matter!!!..and Not Just My Hair!!!

    In my youth, I had a good memory, not great ,but good. but  in the last 9-10 years, I seem to ,not remember what I'd done , just yesterday. I mean most of the day is blank...like did I check the mail?. I never park in large parking-lots...never have a clue , were I'd parked...
    mike1957 mike1957
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    Practically Non-existent

    I remember almost nothing, actually. I remember 5 snippets of my childhood, tops. And they're only for a second. With short-term memory, it's worse. I'll forget anything instantly if I'm not focused when I hear or see it, and if I am, after about a minute no matter what. It's...
    chococat159 chococat159
    1 Response Jan 19, 2012

    My Wife Takes Such Advantage

    I have a horrid memory for experiences. "i said what?" is a very common saying. My wife HATES that I don't remember saying or doing things. The dishes? whoops. We went where last month? oh damn... But now she has started telling me all kinds of **** that I've agreed to...
    doitagain doitagain
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jun 18, 2008
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