What am I here to buy?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
January 24, 2011 6:20pm CST
There has been a few times when I planed to go shopping because I needed a few items, but after I got to the store I completely forgot everything I went to the store to buy, lol it doesn't happen too often, but sometimes when or if I'm tired things slip my mind and end up going home and later realizing that forgot most of the stuff I needed. Have you ever gone shopping and after ariving at the store you forgot part or nearly all of the items you went there to buy?
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18 responses
• Philippines
17 Feb 11
Sometimes, I forget the things that I should buy and end up buying stuff I never planned on buying. There are times that I just don't realize that I forgot to buy something and the only time I remember is when I'm already at home. There are also times when I'm at the store already and I do realize that I'm forgetting something but can't quite figure what it is. That is why, from now on I keep a list of things to buy hehe.
@maezee (33009)
• United States
31 Jan 11
I have done this more times than I can remember. Sadly. This is why I ALWAYS need to bring a list and write everything down as I think of things.
@AmbiePam (49883)
• United States
28 Jan 11
Oh yes, that has happened to me before. In a desperate attempt to remember, I'll go aisle by aisle trying to find something that will jog my memory. lol
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Yeah often these days.. It is because I am worried of many things. I am not fun of shopping so if I forgot things I feel very embarrassed. Sometimes I make a list but now I often forgot to , don't have time to do it sometimes.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
hello, Yes, it just happened to me yesterday when I got to the mall and then after that I forgot all that i need to buy. hmmm Maybe because I have lot of things running to my head and I am so stress that is why I forgot. So, that I decided that I should take note everything that I need to do. have a nice day,
• India
25 Jan 11
hi apples Yes i do make it most of the time. That typically happenes to me lot. it happenes only in departmental stores, grocery shops, etc., I make a list too. But i forgot to make in the list. that why i suffer in my shopings.
25 Jan 11
I always do that but even when i write a list i always forget something i wrote onit lol.
@toniganzon (53205)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
Ahahah it is so funny when this happens to us. It does too to me especially when i go out to buy toiletries. I can't seem to remember what i have to buy and i spend most of the time just thinking what am i there for. I don't know exactly why this happens to us but i think it's due to stress!
@katcarneo (1433)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
This is why I make a list, and I work on my list 2 or 3 days before actually going shopping. I really take time to look around the house and see what's needed. It's really annoying to find yourself out of detergent powder just when you're in the mood for doing the laundry!
@Marmot (595)
• United States
25 Jan 11
I have never forgotten what to buy when I go shopping, because I always have a memo with me. I think you can do this too. Just use the memo function on your phone. You can type the key words of the items you want to buy and then go to the shops. But I sometime forget what to do after I go out to do something. It happens occasionally, and I can always remember what I was going to do after go back to the origin.
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
LOL!it happens to me all the time.while dressing up i have a lot in mind to buy but when i get to mall and see a lot of stuff, i totally forget the items that i should be buying. Sometimes i list them down but even my list sometimes i tend to forget when i leave.LOL....memory gap :)
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
25 Jan 11
That's why I make lists! I would forget my brain if it wasn't screwed in!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
25 Jan 11
That's why I make lists! I would forget my brain if it wasn't screwed in!
• United States
25 Jan 11
lol apples this has happened to me, and most times as I am half way to the store is that I realize I left my well planned list. So I tell myself with all that planning I should be able to walk through the aisle and easily detect what was on the list. Upon entering the store it is as if something was mocking me as I walk the the aisle and can remember a single item either.
• Canada
25 Jan 11
nope, i always make a list of the things i buy. there are two reasons for this: 1. so i know for sure that i bought everything i need before going home 2. to keep off the distractions of impulse buying (buying on first site), it's one of those "i've got to have that!" feeling. i usually try avoiding impulse buying because i end up wasting my money. simply not worth it. i suggest you make a list.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
25 Jan 11
i used too forget until I started to make a list. But the problem now is that I am having issues remembering what I need even at home. But that might be a medical issue. Lists are my best friends here...lol.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
25 Jan 11
That tends to happen to me from time to time! Typically though it happens at a store like Walmart or Target or even the grocery store. It happens at a store where I could be going to buy just about anything! Usually when I go shopping in a store like Kohls or Old Navy, I remember what I'm there for because they mostly sell clothes, accessories and shoes!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
25 Jan 11
i do that most of the time! (which is why i now make a list and take it with me every time that i go shopping! unless it is for somthing simple.)