Sometimes I think I’m losing the plot – and then I realise it could be worse!

@Fleura (7195)
United Kingdom
January 5, 2016 4:45am CST
Some days I get so moidered that I forget what I’m doing numerous times; basically every time I leave the room to fetch something I see something else that needs doing so I start that, and forget what I came for. Sometimes I go through the same process several times and start thinking I must be getting dementia. So something that happened yesterday made me feel a bit better. My partner took Pup for a walk first thing and then was in rather a rush to get to work so he didn’t really have time for a drink. I made him a cup of tea but he asked for it in a travel cup so he could drink it in the car. He left for work while I was still upstairs with the girls, and then when I came downstairs I found he had forgotten his drink after all, and left it standing on the table by the door. When he came home in the evening I mentioned this and he looked surprised and said ‘Did I?’ It turned out that he hadn’t even realised he’d forgotten it. When he got to work he thought about making himself another drink but decided not to so soon because he’s just had one, even though of course he hadn’t actually had it! Obviously if we could tap into this system of manipulating beliefs we could start a whole new diet craze – you wouldn’t need snacks or treats if you could be convinced you’d already had them! All rights reserved. © Text copyright Fleur 2016.
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@WorDazza (10103)
• Manchester, England
5 Jan 16
I think a lot of it is down to the ridiculously busy lifestyles most of us have these days. I'm always doing the 'enter the room to do one thing, see two other things that need doing then exit without having done the original thing I went in for' thing.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
Glad it isn't just me, and I think we're not far off the same age : )
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@WorDazza (10103)
• Manchester, England
5 Jan 16
@Fleura I suspect that's the case. I was rather hopeful I would retain my sanity to a ripe old age. Not sure about that now!!!
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
@WorDazza Well if it makes you feel any better, my partner is almost ten years younger than me! On the other hand my Dad who was 93 was more on the ball than I am - although that could be because he had less on his mind I guess.
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@boiboing (12833)
• Northampton, England
5 Jan 16
I heard that Stannah have made a new super fast stairlift. It's designed to get you upstairs BEFORE you forget what you were going for.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
Oh dear I'm afraid it would have to be supersonic!
@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
That sounds like my reality. I often walk into a rom and stand there dazed..now why did I come here?
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@marlina (74918)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
Sounds like my reality also.
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@Shiva49 (13408)
• Singapore
5 Jan 16
Though I may forget other things, I don't normally do so it it concerns food or drink! siva
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
I tend to do the opposite, I forget I've already eaten breakfast and think it's time for something else!
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@Shiva49 (13408)
• Singapore
6 Jan 16
@Fleura Sometimes the rich feel the poor have better appetite for food than their own as theirs is more for money and to stretch their lives longer. I relate a story. A man had to walk everywhere as he could not afford any transport. He was jealous when he saw a cyclist and the latter felt likewise seeing another on a motorbike. Then it was the motorbike rider's turn when he saw one driving a car and it was his turn when he saw another chauffeur driven, Finally, the one being chauffeur driven saw the one who had to walk enjoying a hearty meal and lamented - "if only I had his appetite"! siva
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jan 16
Sheesh @Fleura , he was so convinced he had something to drink , that he never made himself something to drink, I could definitely use that with my snack problem, believe I ate a bowl of crisps, so that I don't. :-D
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 16
Yes I need to convince myself that I already ate those chocolate biscuits!
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@JESSY3236 (6764)
• United States
5 Jan 16
I'm not at your age yet. But sometimes I forget why I came in the room for especially when I get overwhelm with stuff like packing or unpacking.
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@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
I don't think it's age so much as just having too many things to think about!
• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
7 Jan 16
that case with coffee cups reminds me of placebo effect
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• United States
6 Jan 16
I like that train of thought about thinking you already had some, without even having some (dessert, coffee, calories, etc).
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@LadyDuck (163621)
• Switzerland
5 Jan 16
This happens in my house all the time. My husband forgets everything.
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@JudyEv (126362)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
This is so funny. I can just see us going through much the same scenario.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Now that's an interesting thought. And I do believe it that were possible that would certainly work lol
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@jaboUK (54508)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
That diet craze could soon catch on - oh, if only!!
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• United States
5 Jan 16
Could the same principle be applied to things that you wished you had not ate? In this way you could eat something else entirely. Of course calories would still count.
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