Have you forgotten about something, while on the phone?

Australia
January 30, 2007 1:21am CST
I was just about to start doing my dishes, so I am filling up the sink when the phone rings. I went and answered the phone and it was one of my friends. We are chatting away for quite some time. After a while I can hear this water noise coming from my kitchen. It still didn't click with me. I go into the kitchen and it is flooded. I had forgot the sink was filling up still and now it was overflowing. There was so much water everywhere, I couldn't believe I hadn't heard it before then. Well, as you can imagine, I had to get off the phone quick and instead of just having dishes to wash, I had to clean the floor. At least my floor was really clean afterwards. Has anyone else done something like this?
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• India
3 Feb 07
i have forgoten many things ... many times sleep... eating .. playing .. and atlast studies also
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
I don't think I have forgotten these things, but I have forgotten a lot of other things though. Thanks!
@20031969 (934)
• India
3 Feb 07
really it is very interesting discussion. it is very common in home as well as in office. two three times i prepared the tea myself and immediately forget when i picked up phone of my pretty daughter and chating with her. sometimes when i prepare draft, connected phone and missed the right word to explain.
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
Yes, I agree that it would be common in homes and office. Thanks!
@mannari (110)
• India
31 Jan 07
hey man this just happened wit me.. i was preparing my breakfast and boiling milk when i heard some loud noise i just went out to check out and found that a kid trying to ride a car had hit mine and my car had colloided against a electric pole, i had a tough time handling all this and came back may be after an hour and guess wat?.......... my breakfast....... wat a horrible day...
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
Oh, that is terrible. I feel very sorry for you. Do you ever have those days where you wish you hadn't got up? I think that must have been one of those days for you. I hope your car wasn't too damaged. Thanks!
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
sometimes we tend to forget things... Naturally it happens. But we must be in our senses and do multiple tasking.
• Australia
5 Feb 07
Yes I agree. I think everybody forgets something at some time. Maybe if we didn't try to do so much at once, it wouldn't happen so often. Thanks!
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
LOL...Actually just a couple of weeks ago my 2 year old was in the bathroom brushing her teeth. I could here the water running but she always runs the water while she is brushing her teeth. A few minutes passed and it was still running so i thought i had better go and check. The bathroom was flooded she plugged the sink and i had no idea. What a pain to clean up some of it even got to the rug!!
• Australia
5 Feb 07
Oh no! That would have been a shock to walk in and see that. Luckily you didn't leave it any longer. Thanks!
@stsgiri (24)
• India
31 Jan 07
Ya this will happen sometimes,however u can't able to say that u would not forget anything while start chatting with the phone because the people who called to u might be u'r well wisher or very close friend.U will be excited to speak with them so that u will forget what ws going around the world.So before taking the phone atleast make comfort of everything that u can able to handle it with no problem even if chat's go for long time also.
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
Yes, that is very good idea. Sometimes now, I will ask if I can call them back after I finished what I am doing, especially if I am cooking. Thanks!
• India
31 Jan 07
lol..i have forgotten a lot of things while on the phone..but i dont do the usual home chores, so haven't experienced anything quite like yours!! I can get carried away for hours on the phone, so my new year resolution is to not be over the phone before my work is done!:)
• Australia
5 Feb 07
It is easy to forget while you are on the phone, you seem to lose time when your chatting away. I think maybe I had better try what you are, no talking on the phone until after housework. Thanks!
@rahulmig (1031)
• India
31 Jan 07
Yea, sometimes i do forget that i have to do some important work if i am on a phone for a long time chatting with friends or vica-versa
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
It is very easy to lose track of time when your chatting on the phone. I do that quite often. Thanks!
@aarroonn (160)
• Nepal
31 Jan 07
ya , i ha d forgotten many things while i am in phone...
• Australia
5 Feb 07
Yes, I am the same. Thanks!
@clover (104)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 07
I always forgot something when I do something else no matter when I'm on the phone or not. I cooked something and then left it for few minutes of TV, and then I fogot about everything and you know... well.. it started to smells and all and the rest is history... my food turned to black coil... that's not only it, there's many things happening too because of this weakness of mine XD
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
I think a lot of people are the same, I for one are one of them. It is really frustrating, especially when you food gets burnt. Thanks!
@lilypie (79)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Yes I have done this several times, one time I left my hair bleach on to long, another I put some water and milk on to boil for mashed potatoes and the phone rang omg it was the biggest mess ever lol
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
That is usually the worst part too, when you forget something the mess it leaves. Thanks!
@candygurl24 (1880)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
I forget things like this all the time. My tub has overflown, my sink the same, supper burns, and the list goes on. And this is on pretty much a daily basis...I just can't seem to remember anything lately, and I'm only 25, so it's definitely not old age..lol.
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
Some days I feel the same, I think if my head wasn't screwed on, I would forget that too. Thanks!
• India
31 Jan 07
I Always Forgert That My Mobile Phone Bill is Going up. I Should Stop Talking and Start Doing my Household Work.
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
Very good point, maybe that is what I need to do, stop talking on the phone so much and concentrate on my housework. Thanks!
• United States
31 Jan 07
LOL! That is so funny! Something like this happend to me once. I had something sitting on the sink and one of my kids turned on the water and the thing on the sink made the water run all over the floor. It made such a mess. But like you said clean floors after I cleaned it up!
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
I am glad you can see the funny side to it too. I know at the time, I wasn't too happy at myself but after I had cleaned it up, I was able to see the funny side. Thanks!
@smille (830)
• India
31 Jan 07
haha its a very much common thing, i many times forget the cooking gas is on, and the milk or water on the gas is boiling, and sometimes i loose all the milk and it sometimes burns out, and the smell then, i rem tht i had kept milk for boiling, same way drinkingwater kept for boiling, i forget and is left to half!!!!so its a routine friend, everybody experiences the same.
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
I agree, I think just about everbody has forgotten about something they were doing until too late. It is very easy to do. Thanks!
• India
31 Jan 07
yes it has hppened with me also a long time before,but u foten learn from the past,and learn some tricks from henery lorane,a guidance how to remember anything while ur doing any work.
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
Yes, you can learn from the past, but sometimes I find myself doing it a few times before I learn my lesson. Thanks!
• United States
31 Jan 07
I so do that all the time!
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
So do I. Thanks!
@agusfebi (813)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
Yes if I forgot me will ask through the telephone
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
I am sorry, but I am not sure what you mean. Thanks!
@hizzle13 (644)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Unfortunately I have forgotten about items on the stove. Luckily caught it, though, before anything caught on fire. Ooops!
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
I am glad that you got it in time. I have done the same thing a few times. Thanks!
• United States
31 Jan 07
Yeah... i definitely have. I can't quite say what, but i know i have... I'm kind of a forgetful person, i sometimes have problems remembering things... I try to remember, and sometimes i do, but its usually much later than when i needed to know.
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
I think I am the same. Quite often I am meant to give someone something and it can take me weeks to do that because every time I see them, I forget about it. Thanks!