I hate that!

@snowy22315 (48980)
United States
November 22, 2017 8:46am CST
I had a discussion all primed and ready to go, and it flew right out of my head! i got distracted by paying the electric bill..and now the topic is gone! Rats! Does that happen to you as well? I was thinking I might think of it as I was writing this one..but no...I didn't.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Nov
That does happen. Or sometimes I will have rapid fire, like ideas for 4 or 5 discussions. So what I do is write them down on bits of scrap paper. Over the years I have stapled many bits of scrap paper together with discussion ideas. Cross em off as I write em
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Nov
@snowy22315 lol yeah pretty much
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
22 Nov
@FayeHazel That's the way, plan in advance. When I have an idea for a discussion (very rare), I write it down even as a note in my diary. I preffer responding to other discussions though. When I have a lot of time during the day, I plan how to mylot better, what ideas to start discussions about.
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@Kandae11 (38484)
22 Nov
I was off yesterday - and I came today ready with my discussion only to see that someone has written on a similar topic, so I decided to put mine to rest for a while.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Yes, there are plenty of copycat discussions about.. lol. Sometimes, a discussion does trigger another one though..that happens a lot too.
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@Kandae11 (38484)
22 Nov
@snowy22315 I think when that happens - like one discussion triggering another - mentioning the member's name (who wrote the original) is not enough. The member who writes the triggered discussion should wait at least 12 to 24 hours - not ten minutes - giving the original a chance to make some cents.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
@Kandae11 I think it kind of depends on how similar it is to the original discussion.
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@andriaperry (53034)
• United States
22 Nov
I do that sometimes , especially when I have a million things on my mind.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
I know you sit down to mylot and your mind goes blank..Now what was it I was going to write about??
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@BelleStarr (38972)
• United States
22 Nov
lol Yes, it happens to me, I will get the idea for a most, usually at the most inconvenient time and then when I am ready to write it , the idea is gone.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
I am sure it will pop back in at some point..probably when I am nowhere near a computer!
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@LadyDuck (162943)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
It happens to me all the time. I have something in mind and as I am distracted, I lose the idea.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
If I do think of it again, I am going to jot it down!
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@kobesbuddy (49300)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Nov
Yes, I was frustrated yesterday, typed in a pretty interesting discussion and it wouldn't submit! The second try, it worked.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Good for that!! Losing a discussion does make you frustrated.
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@kobesbuddy (49300)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Nov
@snowy22315 When I type it in, those words are just my thoughts, not written down on paper.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
@kobesbuddy I think I have only written and idea down a time or two.
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• Peoria, Arizona
22 Nov
This happens to me all the time. I just need to surround myself and my house with sticknotes so I can write down all my ideas when they happen.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Yeah, I thought of another discussion, but I am not sure if it was my original one or not?? Usually when they come back to me, I remember what they were..but not too sure now.
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• Peoria, Arizona
23 Nov
@snowy22315 the qualms of being a writer haha
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
25 Nov
@Courtlynn (66553)
• United States
22 Nov
Yeah sometimes
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Wondering..now what was my discussion?? hmm
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@Courtlynn (66553)
• United States
22 Nov
@snowy22315 hope you think of it
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
@Courtlynn I think I might have lol
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@aureliah (16660)
22 Nov
hahaha sorry about that. It happens all the time and even if it comes back, you might never know it is what escaped your head.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Well, I will recognize the discussion if and when it comes back.
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@aureliah (16660)
24 Nov
@snowy22315 Okay then you can post it here
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
24 Nov
@aureliah That's the plan!
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@stringer321 (2924)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
22 Nov
Rats ?!! That's the exact word to describe the situation. Rats have been damaging our sewer under garden, they dig holes in the ground and get into the tunnel where the toilet and sink water flush into. The rats bring ground with them, make holes under the concrete layer and when it accumulates, it make a blockage in the tunnel -_- Once and for all I hope my dad and I solved the problem. When least expected, rats make damage.
@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
sorry to hear that!
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
22 Nov
@snowy22315 You don't have to be sorry to hear that, it doesn't require feeling down, it feels like, dammit, rats !!! Like you have written yourself. My dad got a worker to mix concrete with sand and small stones, and cover the area around the sewer checkpoints (the places where one can lift up the rock cover, to check the sewer) there is no chance for the rats to dig holes to the sewer and if they find a way, they will not be able to get out.
@Corbin5 (109318)
• United States
22 Nov
Happens to me all the time. I try to jot down ideas, but I often forget to do that.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
I think of things sometimes out and about with no way to write them down and not near a computer.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Yes, that's easy to do!
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@Dyvette16 (1473)
• San Antonio, Texas
22 Nov
Yes it has happened a few times , just try to think about it throughout your day it’ll pop up
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Probably, like I said, when I am nowhere near a computer I will think of it.
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@Dyvette16 (1473)
• San Antonio, Texas
22 Nov
@snowy22315 yes that’s true , happens to me all the time
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
22 Nov
It happens to me often too. I hate it..
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Not that it was the most profound discussion, but it might have been worthy of convo..
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@dgobucks226 (12671)
25 Nov
If I don't jot down the idea puff it is gone.... Well, except maybe for music, those thought always seems to be floating around in my head
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
25 Nov
songs stuck in your head eh? What is today's tune?
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@dgobucks226 (12671)
25 Nov
@snowy22315 Actually silly Christmas songs "Domenic the Donkey" and "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." Better start looking for my Andy Williams Christmas album soon
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
25 Nov
@dgobucks226 lol he is yhe worst when it comes to hokey Christmas songs.
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@Blondie2222 (22192)
• United States
24 Nov
Happens to me all the time. I could be laying down in bed and something comes up to write about and i forget what it is. Now I keep a notepad by my bed so when I have an idea i can write it down and not forget.
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
25 Nov
Good idea!I am not really sensible enough to do that..lol
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@Blondie2222 (22192)
• United States
25 Nov
@snowy22315 lol yeah it doesn't happen all the time though
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@JudyEv (125670)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov
Hopefully it will pop right back again in a few days time. It's still annoying though, isn't it?
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@snowy22315 (48980)
• United States
22 Nov
Yess!!
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@Bluedoll (17063)
• Canada
22 Nov
They invented this new thing called a pencil. I find with paper it actually works. Yes, me too if I don't find a way to remember ...
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