I've packed my bags and I'm off

@p1kef1sh (45638)
June 26, 2008 2:53am CST
to visit my parents for a couple of days. I've got everything except the one thing that I will only discover is missing once I get there. In the past it has been hairbrushes razors, shirts (!) underwear, socks, you name it I've forgotten it. What do you forget when you travel that causes one of those "Oh shlt" moments?
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@madlees (1381)
• India
26 Jun 08
Hi P1kef1sh, I try to pack everything correctly because I always write down what all I need. But suddenly while going out with friends I have forgotten and said Oh Sh** like you say. I once forgot to take my specs with me and I had to sit through for a long time that I returned with a headache. But befire travelling I make sure I do not forget anything.. I won't be able to buy there because it is a village.. and will not get many of our things.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
26 Jun 08
Funnily enough the only reason I am siting here now is because I couldn't fin my specs. They were beside the computer and I couldn't resist a quick peek!
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@madlees (1381)
• India
26 Jun 08
I cannot peek at the computer P1kew1sh , even for a while. I get a headache .. That too I went to the office without specs!!!??!! what do you say for that. Things happen sometimes, not all days are alike right? Then what did you do? did you get a headache too??
@mummymo (23707)
29 Jun 08
I think this is the first year we haven't forgotten to take something with us or left something behind! usually we leave things that are vital like underwear or clothes! lol Hope you had a great time! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45638)
29 Jun 08
I did have a great time and I forgot my toothbrush!! I'm not as organised as you! XX
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@mummymo (23707)
29 Jun 08
LOL We have done that before too! In fact we had a friend who came to spend the last few days of the holiday and she forgot her toothbrush - and she is a dental nurse! lol xxx
@p1kef1sh (45638)
29 Jun 08
I hope that she remembered her teeth!! XX
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26 Jun 08
Hey P1key, have a good time with your parents!! I might be visiting my mum for the night tomorrow so wont have much to pack but even still, it is a nightmare when you forget things. Luckily most things can be replaced. I once went on holiday and forgot my nightwear but that was because the ones i was taking i was wearing at the time!!! Lesson learnt!! Also my boyfriend forgot his shoes when we went to attend my brothers wedding, luckily we had time in the morning to nip to the shops to find a cheap pair!!! I always make a list of things that need packing and still forget things. I think it comes natural, you cant go away unless you forget something. Have fun xxx
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
I forgot my toothbrush! There's alway something missing with me - mostly my mind!!
29 Jun 08
Atleast thats something that you ca buy!! I didnt forget anything when I went to my mums but then I only went for one night. I came back with loads of my things that is in my old room though!! We had a good sort out!! Glad your back now p1key xx
@p1kef1sh (45638)
29 Jun 08
Thank you Cinders. Fortunately my mum had a new spare one. So you've now got all those old posters, teddies and photos that you always hoped that you could leave there!! LOL. Happened to me about 25 years ago. Last year, my mum insisted that I went up into the loft and took away all the stuff that was mine. All that I found was my sister's old Brownie dress. Not my style and brown does nothing for me! LOL.
• Australia
25 Jul 08
Did you have a good time with your parents? And what did you forget to take with you this time? I usually forget to pack something to do when I go away, so I end up sleeping more if the weather is bad or watching way too much television. Now, I try and make sure something for me to do is the first thing I pack so that I don't end up breaking the holiday budget. Craft shops are so inviting at the best of times.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
25 Jul 08
I forgot my toothbrush! I usually pack books and my iPod to help me wile the hours away if I'm on holiday. That said, I prefer holidays away from the beach and where I can sightsee etc.
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• Australia
25 Jul 08
At least it wasn't a budget breaking item! lol. A good motel and a nice place to eat are what I like. Finding my own fun is what gives me the most amusement.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I always forget something, usually my nightgown. I have zillions of nightgowns now because I always have to go out and buy when when I realize I've forgotten to pack it. Last weekend I forgot my soap and my book. I think there were other things I forgot too, but I don't remember what they were.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Jun 08
Oh dear. I forgot my toothbrush this time!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Oh, that's not a good one to forget. You usually wont realize it until you are ready to use it, then you have to go out and buy one without having brushed your teeth...
@valerie37 (981)
• Christiansburg, Virginia
27 Jun 08
The last time I traveled it was shampoo I forgot. We were staying in a hotel though so it wasn't a problem. Well except for the fact that my daughter can't stand hotel shampoo, she says it's cheap and makes her hair tangle, I was lucky though there was a CVS right across the road so I was able to get her some shampoo she could use.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
That was lucky. I do sometimes wonder if hotels put cheap shampoo in expensive bottles!
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• Christiansburg, Virginia
28 Jun 08
I think that they do. But my daughter though is one too that her hair tangles easily anyway unless she uses she uses only certain brands.
• Turkey
26 Jun 08
I always try to remember to pack everything and as I'm packing I will go through mental situations and list where I need things and I will pack those things that come to mind but you know how it is, there's still always manages to be something that you leave behind despite the efforts not to forget anything. I found that it's important not to rush through packing or to wait til the last minute because that's when the real mistakes happen...
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
I used to do a lot of work related travel and got quite good at packing light. But I still forgot things!
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• Turkey
29 Jun 08
Man, that sux! Sorry...I've done this many times myself and I hate when I do it too...
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Lol! I have had those moments several times. I have forgotten tooth brushes,medications,Hairbrushes( I won't use others),Bra,even Panties a few times. Invites to a future party,Pictures and many things I probably and forgetting..does that count if I have left my mind behind??lol
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
I never take my mind with me. LOL. I forgot my toothbrush this time. Good job my Mum had a new spare.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I must confess I will never be considered a Boy Scout..maybe that should be Girl Scout..
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Hi there p1ke1sh, I am very forgetful so prior packing I always need to have a list of things that I need to bring especially if I am going far or it takes for me to be away for like 2-3 days...IN that way, I am sure that I have everything that I need since I hate to realize later that I left this and that and I need to buy another one or to borrow....I always want not to be forgetful, but maybe this is just really the real me..LOL! ENjoy your vacation and I know you will have lots of fun!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
We did have fun thanks. You are very organised compared to me.
• United States
28 Jun 08
Wow! that's great...Actually I am not organized,LOL just a lesson learned from the past! Enjoy!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I have those moments on a daily basis, as a matter of fact, all of us in the household have a lot of them, because I hear just that comment on an hourly babis.. I have been lucky because I am so precise and "schoolteacherish" when I am packing and I do make lists while packing and pack for a few days before the trip.. But a couple of years ago, my son had one when we got to the beach, it was, Oh sh*t, I forgot my underwear, all of it.. He got a complete new wardrobe of undies at a great shop in Florida, but it was like the markdown 10.00 pairs of Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, and other overpriced name brands..
• United States
26 Jun 08
By the way, enjoy your visit with your parents.. Hope you really have a wonderful time.. I miss my mom and dad, but enjoyed them while they were here.. Enjoy!!!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
Thanks Donna. We had a great time. I've forgotten underwear in the past. I forgot my toothbrush this time!
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
hi p1kef1sh! there's no particular thing that i often forget when i'm going out for a travel or just when i'm going out. but i've had some "oh sh!t!" moments i can remember. one was when i forgot my cellphone. i seldom forget to bring it when i'm going out of the house so its really an "oh, sh!t!" moment for me. also whenever i forget to bring money. that's another "oh, sh!t!" moment. another one was when i forgot my cellphone charger in the office. good thing i have an extra charger back home but i don't usually use it because the case of whatchamacallit (the one end you plug to the electricity outlet) is broken. my latest "oh sh!t!" moment was yesterday when i forgot to call someone important about our scheduled training and i also forgot to remind my officemate about the training. thank goodness there are cellphones but it could have been a lot easier if i remembered to call the person and remind my officemate.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
16 Aug 08
I don't have a cellphone!!! Well I do in the car but that's built in. My daughter is always forgetting her charger and has to go around trying to find people that have an identical one to hers. LOL.
@LOULOU323 (214)
11 Aug 08
Hi, I am well organised here,and on the worktop in the kitchen there will be a writing pad,and each time I pass the pad I will add the things that I need to pack,it is a rare occasion that I will go away and forget someting,the list usaully gets checked thoroughly before I put the lid of the suitcase down,then it is all ready to go.get a pad,it helps
@p1kef1sh (45638)
11 Aug 08
I am impressed LouLou. We have a pad too. Nothing written on it though! LOL. I must try harder.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
2 Jul 08
I recently went to visit my dad to celebrate his 95th birthday. He is 300 klms away. I was about 10klm away from home when I got that feeling..."I've forgotten something" I didn't dwell on it because I knew I had all the important stuff cos I had made "Lists"! Sure enough, I get to Dad's place and the night before his birthday, I'm setting up his cake and some candles and I realise what I forgot...his birthday card! Dad's not fussed on gifts but he loves cards, especially funny ones. To make matters worse...no-one had sent him a card!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Jul 08
Poor Dad. But at least you made it there. That has to be better than any card.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
30 Jun 08
yup i have. and i always live in fear of them. especially for work travel. when i forget something important it could really cause a lot of pain. anyway, i think a recent incident i can remember was when i brought my phone but not my phone charger. a good lot of use a phone is without a charger. and it's not cheap to replace that especially in a foreign country that doesn't sell the same brands. oh well.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Jun 08
I don't have that problem. I don't have a mobile phone except in my car and that is being charged all the time. But I used to have a work one and often forgot the charger. Shame really. They couldn't get me! LOL.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I have forgotten deoderant that was still sitting on my dresser and I used it just before I ran out the door. I have also forgot things like gifts for a birthday person I am going to visit...or their card and have to either stop someplace to get it or be totally embarassed when I tell them that I have left it behind!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
29 Jun 08
I've forgotten gift. But that just makes the giving all the more exciting a month or so later!
@moondancer (7433)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I know just what you mean. I have forgotten my hair brush, tooth brush and paste, a certain outfit I wanted to take, and I think the worst ws my perscription meds. I have also for my extra shoes for comfort when I get there. Or for a lot of walking. And when I get to my destination finding it's colder or hotter than usual or than I had remembered and had to buy more appropriate things, lol. Have a safe and wonderful trip.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
29 Jun 08
I'm back! But we had a lovely time thank you. I forgot my toothbrush!
@Abby123 (261)
29 Jun 08
Fraid im pretty prepared here at this end,I have a list and then I throw all thats on the list into my bag,usually it ends up ok and im not into forgetting much,not that it mayyers a lot if I do forget,just pop out and get it,no end to the world or mankind there.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
29 Jun 08
That's how I ought to be Abby. But I am not that organised.
• India
28 Jun 08
Yeah, while we are in hurry generally in our daily life to our work place also we forget something or the other.And especially while travelling something will be missing and we have to buy it from outside.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
It is a pain when you forget something Chinnu.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Jun 08
My hairdryer. It never fails. It's always the last item I use that needs to be packed in a suitcase and I invariably leave it in the bathroom. The minute my hair realizes it's not going to be blow dried, it goes nuts and turns to frizz. Payback's a b*tch! LOL
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
What a pain Sparky. Hotels often have hairdryers. But if you are going elsewhere it's a blow.
@bizmom24 (163)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I've had these moments as well, we went camping, and of course I forgot my hairbrush so I had tangled hair for 3 days, not good. didn't even have a pony tail holder to just pull it up, and once I had forgotten my curling iron, so I had flat hair day for several days. I'm sure there are many more things and times I forgot stuff, just too many to count.lol
@p1kef1sh (45638)
28 Jun 08
I forgot my toothbrush this trip. But I've forgotten my hairbrush many times. Strange thing is that although I buy new ones; they go missing too!! Welcome to myLot by the way.