A Conversation for Ask h2g2

Are you forgetful?

Post 1

swl - Cool! I live on a battlefield

Inspired by http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18391663

Have *you* ever mislaid a family member?

I once left my 2 month old baby sister in her pram outside the local butchers for over an hour. I'd gone home and totally forgotten about her. smiley - blush On the plus side, there was over £20 in change in the pram when I rushed back smiley - biggrin

So - any husbands left on the train, grannies left on a park bench, girlfriends left on the shelf?


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Post 2

Geggs

I was about to answer, but I can't remember what I was going to say now.

What was the question again?


Geggs


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Post 3

swl - Cool! I live on a battlefield

Have *you* ever mislaid a fam... hold on, didn't I already ask this?


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Post 4

Geggs

Sorry. Just clicked in the thread to answer, but then discovered that I already had. Don't mind me.

Now, where was I?


Geggs


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Post 5

sprout

No, never left any actual family members. Keys in the door, cards in the ATM, yes, children no.

sprout


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Post 6

Icy North

The 'man left wife at service station' story crops up regularly:

http://www.austriantimes.at/news/General_News/2010-07-22/25306/Tourist_'forgets'_wife_at_service_station

But is it forgetfulness?


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Post 7

Storm


If Cameron spent more time with his family he'd be less likely to forget them.


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Post 8

Geggs

Ah yes, I just thought of something relevant to add...




No, it's gone. Sorry.


Geggs


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Post 9

lil ~ ACE/Scout/CE/Guru ~ Auntie Giggles ~ with added Nana title!


As a new born, my mum left me at the 'Fresh Produce' stall in the open market.

smiley - erm


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Post 10

swl - Cool! I live on a battlefield

very apt smiley - biggrin


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Post 11

Dr Anthea - Artist, Ninja, Potter..?

I've forgotten my bank card a few times including in the bank...
and I've come home to find the keys waiting for me in the lock

I don't forget smiley - monster when he is with me but i often forget when he has gone to stay at grandmas and I expect to see him in his bed asleep at night, it's a rather disconcerting feeling


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Post 12

paulh. Come visit Blemnox at A87815181

I once left my keys in the car with the motor running and the lights on while I was in the supermarket. I was lucky: it was only a mile from home, so I walked home for the spare key.


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Post 13

quotes

Is there a way to prevent the phenomenon of going into a room and forgetting why you went there?


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Post 14

The Researcher formally known as Dr St Justin

Yes - forgetting to go into the room!


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Post 15

fluffykerfuffle

smiley - space
we once piled into the truck with our 2 year old daughter and went off to town...
remembering a half a mile down the road that we had left our 2 month old son
still in his carrier in the kitchen...
smiley - laugh we came back in and there he was happily kicking away and punching air
i think sometimes you just get so exhausted with a new baby...


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Post 16

Milla, h2g2 Operations

I locked my 2month old in the car, with the keys inside. Engine was off, luckily. Her dad took a taxi to come with the spare key.
I was a wreck for the rest of the day... So much for making a good impression on the first play date with other mothers from Sweden, in far away Maryland.

smiley - towel


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Post 17

fluffykerfuffle

smiley - space
smiley - rofl milla! isn't that the way it always happens!!

reminds me of my car key problem...
it was so bad that i actually locked myself out in the middle of a pizza delivery run...

i had to start wearing a copy around my neck...
and, of course, the only times i ever locked myself out were when i forgot to wear it... smiley - laugh

i actually still have the problem...


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Post 18

Milla, h2g2 Operations

I bought a thing with a clip, so I always clipped my car keys to my pants when I was driving - and stopped using the button to lock the car... It's ok now, but it was a horrible day! Luckily she mostly slept, then we played peek-a-boo for what felt like an hour, before we could open the car.

Another thing I did; at work, there was a hot water dispenser, and tea bags, but also sometimes someone would make a pot of tea. So, I poured myself a cup of tea. And put a teabag in it. smiley - facepalm

I constantly forget things, and mix things up.

smiley - towel


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Post 19

paulh. Come visit Blemnox at A87815181

has anyone ever poured a cup of coffee and put a teabag in int?


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Post 20

swl - Cool! I live on a battlefield

No, but I've made a cup of instant coffee perfect in every way except I forgot to boil the kettle.


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