Went to the Store today, I said I was going to get some triple AAA batt;eries bu

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
April 12, 2008 11:53am CST
instead I picked up some double As because that is what we mostly use. I figured it wss just one thing and maybe since I was using a gift card, I could get something else. We do need triple As, pretty soon we may want to watch a movie and the DVd controller may need another battery. It was so frustrating and I walked the whole mile or almost mile there. So did anyone of you experience the same, that you planned on getting something and bought something else instead, either the wrong type, color, or size?
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@ellie333 (21029)
12 Apr 08
Oh I think we all do this at times. I will go to the store just because I need to pick up milk see something on offer get distracted and buy many items all except for the milk I needed. In fact today I went out to get some cash and put what I thought was my cash card in my pocket got all the way to the machine and I had a reward card instead so had to go back home and start out again Grrrr. I am sure the AA's will get used if its what you mostly use but annoying as it was AAA's you needed. Ellie :D
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
Like the last couple of Tuesdays, our dining room lights were getting low and my husband said that we needed them, but did we remember to pick any up? No way. Then there was the dishwashing detergent, but I forgot to pick that up as well. I was trying to remember to get things without resorting to a list. At least I remembered everything else. And I got a few things that I forgot the week before.
• Australia
25 Apr 08
Yesterday, I went into the supermarket to buy a drink and a packet of lollies. I ended up walking away with my drink and about 10 packets of lollies. Ooops! And I forgot to get the newspaper while I was there!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
Sounds normal. Maybe we should say what we want out loud and make people think we are crazy or talk into one of those digital recorder things. We forget getting the chandalier bulbs for our dining room three times already and it is getting frustrating. Maybe I should go back to writing lists.
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• Australia
8 Jun 08
A list would have been no good. I'd have forgotten to take it with me or forgotten to look at it! lol. Maybe I should set up MSN for my mobile, and have an instant message sent by my computer every 5 mins until I do remember to buy what i was supposed to be getting.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
27 Aug 08
I sometimes take a list, and then when I get to the store, I find that I forgot to put something on it that I really needed. Or when I get home from the store, I look in the cupboard and see that there was something i had to put on the list, and believe it or not it was something that I was telling myself that I had to get it before. I have to write it down when I think of it first or else it slips my mind.
@AmbiePam (48126)
• United States
13 Apr 08
I have purcahsed the wrong batteries before. I go in and think for sure that I've got the wrong ones, but no, I goofed. I know I'll use them sometime in the future, so I just put them in the fridge and wait until the need arises. Does anyone else put their batteries in the fridge? I heard a couple experts talking about that once years ago on TV, how they last longer. So I do it, but who knows if it works, I can't tell for sure.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Apr 08
Have not tried it but our fridge is always full. Where could I put them?
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@AmbiePam (48126)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I put them in the door, where the butter usually goes. I just assume every fridge has a little 'nook' with a cover, in the door, but a lot of them probably don't. I always find a way to put them somewhere in the door of the fridge.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
I should try that as well. We use the AA the most, but now where do I put the butter and cheese?
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
12 Apr 08
Oh yes you're not alone in this. Seems batteries can be a frustrating item to buy. The most frustrating thing is I have even looked at my clock before going to the store and thinking, oh yes I need double A's then after I got home and went to put them in low and behold I actually needed tripple A's. Now that's a pain.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
13 Apr 08
I have never actually bought the wrong batteries, but I have gone into a shop and then realised that I was uncertain which type of battery the appliance took. This is equally annoying because I am left with a choice of buying several types or none.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I have done this several times because I am always looking for the best deals or make the best use out of my money when I buy things. I have a list of things to buy but sometimes I find that there are good deals on other things at the time so I buy those things instead and wait till later to buy what I went after in some instances.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Hello! Yes, I got the wrong body wash at the store before. I've forgotten to get certain things and that item was the reason why I came to the store. For example, I went to the store for chap stick, well I forgot that item, and bought a bunch of other items. Then I realized that I forgot it when I was home. Grrrr! Before I got the Listerine Traditional Kind (it's the dark yellow or so and it burns very bad) instead of getting the Orange flavor. So I can say it happens to a lot of people! Pablo
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
I thought I was the only one and I was worried about it. You know all those commercials talking about forgetfulness and associating it with Alzheimer's. And I was trying to rely on my memory because I did not want to depend on a list. Oh well, I suppose I will have to go back to the list.
13 Apr 08
I work as a cashier and the amount of people that say they have only come in for milk and go out with a basket, sometimes a trolley full instead. I sometimes forget about something that I wanted to buy. Atleast your money isnt wasted as you will need AA batteries at some point. Hopefully you will check you have the right batteries next time lol
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
We always need AA batteries, but the only thing we need the triple As is before my digital recorder players and one of the remotes. The other two remotes need the double As. We do not have that many small things about, and my cellphone is rechargable. So there is hardly any use for triple As. But I do a lot of singing practice and i use my digital recorder to check my progress.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
13 Apr 08
not me per se, but the man next door is a handyman and goes out to buy lots of things at home depot, etc, he often gets the wrong piece and has to go back to get the right one. He was fixing my sink and needed a piece of pipe, he looked at the measurement of the pipe fitting and went out for the same but when he got back it didn't fit, and he had to go back and change it.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
That sounds bad. I can imagine me or you forgetting, but a handyman? Now that is rather strange. I suppose with needing the one with exact measurements, then he does have to make sure he gets it the first time. But to go back to Home Depot again and again, is rather frustrating. It's a good thing that he did not also need to go to Roma.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
13 Apr 08
It has happened to me before, Getting the wrong modle or something. I like to research to make sure I know exactly what I am looking for or will take instruction manels to the store with me so I never make those kinds of mistakes again.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
That sounds like a good idea, only my purse is so full, that I cannot put anything else in it. I do think a list helps, or having no one talk to you about something else so you do not forget what you have to get. Usually it is those interruptions that get me. And the worrying about something else.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
13 Apr 08
This is a far more common practice than people seem to realise, and I would expect most people have done this at some time. You may set out with a certain purchase in mind, but by the time you arrive at the shops you have had time to become distracted. I have gone for milk and decided to browse and returned home with several pounds worth of shopping and no milk. This is not only annoying but also the type of thing that you do not tell your friends or neighbours.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
I guess you do not want your friends and neighbors thinking you are getting senile, especially if you are over sixty. We do not have that much to do any extra shopping, and it is usually something that we do not get that much often. The things that we get most of the time, we get them by automation.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
13 Apr 08
I got al the way to the store and realized I forgot my purse then when I got my purse and finished shopping I managed to forget what I went to the store for it was a bad day.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Jun 08
Wow you have it bad. I have been there, done that. One time I went to the store and then I stopped to talk to the lady that only knows me as my sons's mom, and I notice that i did not have on my anniversary ring. Well I had been losing weight, and I thought I had dropped it in the grass, and maybe someone had picked it up, so I went all the way back home, and found that I had not put it on. But that is not as bad as when I went to the store and left my wedding ring at home. I was trying to hide my left hand so no one thought I was still single.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
12 Apr 08
Awwwwww heck..I gave up trying to go into a store for just the item(s) I need cause it never happens. I end up coming out with at least 4 other items including what I went in for.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
I guess that way you do not miss. We often make a list, and then forget to put in the one item we need. And since we only shop once a week. we cannot just leave it u until next week. Usually we wind up getting it during the week, if we actually need it.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
12 Apr 08
Yes, it happens all the time for me. Yesterday I went out to pick up bread and came home with everything but the bread. I went out again later. If I make a list, 50% of the time, it's sitting on the counter at home. With the gas prices, I'm going to have to combine trips and somehow remember everything at one time.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
I find it kind of frustrating, because the stuff that we forget is the stuff that we really need. Like for the last two shopping days, we noticed that there were just two lights in our chandelier, and I need all the light I need, but did we pick a couple of packages of bulbs up. No we did not.
@rlc456 (415)
• United States
12 Apr 08
Oh yes happens all the time.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
It does get so frustrating. The worse thing was that less than a week later after I picked up a package of Triple As, my husband buys a whole 12 pack size. I could have just waited but then I needed to use the digital recorder for my music practice. So I had to have them. I guess I really should make a list, but sometimes I even do not buy everything on the list either.