What's the one thing you've forgotten to do when leaving the house??

@racheld (840)
United States
May 15, 2007 1:08pm CST
For most woman I'd say the common answer would be, they forgot to unplug the curling iron or hair dryer. I've actually left the house without brushing my teeth. I know you are saying, "ewww, gross," but let me explain. I had spent the night at a friends house and she dropped me off at my house the next morning. I washed up and then got dressed to head out. Normally I brush my teeth after I shower but since I didn't shower and it was already 1:00 in the afternoon, I didn't even think about brushing my teeth. I was down my block when I realized I didn't brush my teeth so I turned around, ran upstairs, brushed them and then headed on my way. I felt like such an idiot. What have you forgotten to do?? Or maybe you forgot something which you usually can't leave the house with?? Please share!
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
15 May 07
The thing I forget most often is the grocery bags. The store we shop at doesnt provide bags. You need to bring your own. I almost always forget to bring them. I'm going to start keeping bags in our truck all the time.
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• United States
15 May 07
i always forget to turn off the coffeepot. It is my worst habit yet. There are days when that thing is on all day, but on a positive note, i never forget to change the batteries in my smoke alarms...lol
@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
15 May 07
I'm proud of myself when it comes to forgetting things when I leave the house. Nothing is usually left undone.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
15 May 07
for me its forgetting to close the windows and setting the bugular alarm. Lol I alert the local constabulary about it regularly blessed be
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
17 May 07
oh,yes,i did often forget to unplug the hair dryer,coz i think it is harmless,lol,i could do it later. but the most funny thing i always forgot is,i forgot to change my slippers,sometimes when i ran out of my house and suddenly,i found i still wore slippers.thank god i found that in time,otherwise,i must be laughed at by my classmates.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
16 May 07
I take extra care that i dont miss out anything when going out of home. So normally i dont forget anything. I used to miss out my mobile earlier but now i have got a proper holder for the same and rarely forget to take it along.
• United States
16 May 07
I've left a candle burning on the back of the toilet. Our power had gone out during a storm, so we put a candle in the bathroom for my two girls. Well I went through the house gathered up my purse, phone,keys, etc. I walked out the front door and went on my way. The property manager came in while I was away "thank god". She had to due a routine maintenance check. Anyway, when I got back home there was a note, stating that she had been there and why she was there. And at the very bottome, she wrote. "Left candle burning!" please don't do that. I just thought to myself, well at least everyone was away, so if something seriously did happen we were all safe, my husband, our two girls, and myself. I haven't done it since.
@bam001 (941)
• United States
16 May 07
I have forgotten my purse...more than once. I keep everything I need in my purse --cash, checkbook, credit cards, car keys. Not only did I not have my purse in my hand when I walked out the door, I didn't have keys. So, when the door shut behind me, I was locked out the house too! I can't give any reason why, but I had one of my cordless phones in my hand. I have no idea why I had the phone but not my purse. I was able to call for help --standing with my head up against a window for reception.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
16 May 07
wallet...always forget my wallet and my wife always remain me about my wallet before i go to anywhere.
@shinjiao (1465)
• China
16 May 07
Hi,racheld! Today,I left my cellphone and the key of my dorm when leaving my dorm.So that I couldn't reply my dad's message in time.Moreover,I couldn't enter into my dorm..:( Key and cellphone are the too common items for me to left in my room when leaving the house.
@chie21 (27)
• Philippines
16 May 07
the most important thing to do before leaving the house is to lock my doors and close the windows
@panicdude (457)
• Philippines
16 May 07
there was this time that i need to rush to school because i'll be late for my first class. i forgot to lock the main door and there's nobody there to lock it for me. everyone in my family went to some place. i was literally running to school and when i was halfway to my school, i remembered that i forgot to lock the main door. so i rushed back to our house just to lock that door. when i was able to arrive at school, i realized that i was late. too much for exhausting myself.
@RedRaven (39)
• India
16 May 07
Its always the same for me...leaving the A/C on and the tap running! i know i am behaving badly but io cannot help it. Most of the time i run up to keep the things properly shut and off.
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
16 May 07
Usually I don't forget anything before leaving the house. But I feel that I have left something undone even after leaving the house... Something like , whether I have locked the back door, switched off the lights, closed the gas lids properly etc...
• United States
16 May 07
One thing that i always forgot before leaving the house is my celphone, i always forgot it cause i always put it anywhere..everytime i forgot it, i always turn back to my house and then find it thats why sometimes i almost late because of my phone but i cant live without my phone so for me its better to be late than to forget my phone because i always use it in case of emergency!
@Betso221 (1702)
• India
16 May 07
Once it was christmas and i was so late for the mass that whatever i was doing i was doing all that in a haste. i dressed up pretty fast got ready and i just ran out of the house caught a cab and i reached church, I slipped my hand into my pockets and i realised that i had forgotten my wallet at home caught the same cab went bak home picked up my wallet and came bak to church. It was a bad experience.
• Indonesia
16 May 07
my watch. i always forgot it once i left the house for working and realized it when it was too late to get it back. arrgghhh!!! now instead of put my watch in it's case i keep it in my purse, things i never leave without lol.
• United States
16 May 07
the thing I seem to forget the most is taking my meds before I leave for work. I don't operate very well when I first get up and I just forget to take them and then I get to work and I remember, usually I run back home to take them. I'm not very pleasant if i don't.
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
16 May 07
Once i forgot the gasstove on and lefyt for work. It was still on when i came back. Luckily nothing happened. I have just forgotten that once, I usually never leave the house forgetting something, this was my mistake, and so far the only one =)
@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
15 May 07
for me, the things i have always forget to remove the charger of my mobile.Because when i am always late go to work, and i usually charge my mobile when i go to sleep so that when i wake its already full battery.But sometimes when i awake in the morning, and if i knowing that i am getting late with my work i usually remove only mo mobile because its more important with me than to remove the charger of my mobile.