"What was I going to do?"
August 30, 2008 5:01pm CST
"What am I in here for?" Have you ever thought to yourself you'd just do something, then forgotton what it was you were going to do? Have you ever gone from one room to the next and forgotton what you were in there for? I ask this because just now I thought to myself I'd write something, a question here on MyLot and I've completely forgotton what it was. Also, I've been in several different rooms and forgotton why I was in there, the worst time though, was when I nipped into the bathroom (which has a bath, sink and toilet in it), I completely forgot why I was in there, went out of it again, then realised that I really needed to 'go'.
30 Aug 08
I do that all the time Dory. Just today I went and got the lawnmower out and then remembered that I needed to pick the apples up first. So I put the lawnmower back. Went to fetch a bucket for the apples and thought "I really ought to cut the grass". Went to the shed and got the lawnmower half out when I remembered that I needed to pick the apples up first. So I went and got the bucket and then thought: "I really ought to cut the grass........."
30 Aug 08
That reminds me of a story I heard. I'll find it for you..here it is. I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start towards the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidently knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye-- they need to be watered. I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a countainer with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: 1) The car isn't washed 2) The bills aren't paid 3) There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter 4) The flowers don't have enough water 5) There is still only 1 check in my check book 6) I can't find the remote 7) I can't find my glasses 8) And I don't remember what I did with the car keys. Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.
30 Aug 08
That's a funny story. Don't worry though, it happens to all of us. I sometimes find myself forgetting things or forgetting why I went into a room. Sometimes as well I forget what I was going to do, so I go back into the other room hoping it will help me remember.
• United States
30 Aug 08
Dory, I've forgotten lots of things, but never have I forgotten I needed to "go" when I got in the bathroom. I have occasionally got up to do something in another room and got there and couldn't remember. I'd go back to the place where I started so I could remember what I was going in there to do. I think we have our memory bank so full that we can't draw out the right answer at times. I will not say that getting old caused this. Heck, I forgot before I ever started aging.
2 Sep 08
LMAO Dorypanda do you have a camera in my house? OMG I do these things all the time and it was bad enough when I was still fit but now it is even worse as it is so hard for me to get anywhere! Some people call these senior moments - I am only 38 and get this all the time , have done for years! lol xxxx
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
I do that sometimes. It's usually the kitchen. I'll go in to do something and come out again all confused because I can't think why I'd gone that way. I have done the bathroom thing a few times but I'm more likely to completely forget I need to go and then I'll go out and have to wait hours realising that that's why I'd gone into the bathroom.