Did you forget why?

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  1. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    Have you ever been sitting or standing around in you home and decided that you have to do something, so you head off to do it then you get to where you needed to be only to realize you forgot why you were there and what you wanted to do?

    Ths morning I was sitting in my easy chair infront of the TV and i decided i wanted a cup of coffee. I got up, walked the ten or twelve steps to our kitchen and then couldn't remember why I was there. I returned to my seat in the livingroom and the second I sat down I remembered I wanted a cup of coffee so off I went again.

    If this or something similar has happened woth you do you care to share?

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, this kind of thing happens to me ALL THE TIME.

  2. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Sure.  It's not something that, for me, happens super-frequently; but it's something that's occasionally happened over the course of my whole life.  The "other one" I've done (and know a lot of others who say they've done it) is be driving somewhere, and then all of a sudden realize how far I've gotten on the trip but not really remember "noticing myself getting there". It's not as bad as it sounds because there's never a time when I haven't been super-focused on driving, itself.  It's the surroundings that I've stopped noticing.  It's like you wake up and think, "Wow.  I'm already this far?  I don't even remember passing the shopping center or the lake!" 

    I think a lot of that kind of thing is a matter of being preoccupied, or else having stuff that would make us preoccupied with it if we hadn't put our thinking on "automatic pilot".  When we're operating in an "automatic pilot" mode we aren't as on top of details as we'd otherwise be.   smile

  3. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 7 years ago

    Happens to me all the time...drives me crazy.  And, don't let anyone tell you it's an age thing - it's been happening to me since I was a teenager.  smile

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Reminds me of the story about a preacher who asked an elderly man if he believed in "the hereafter".
    "Yes," said the man, "I'm always walking into another room and asking myself, 'Now, what am I here after?'."

  5. Bellamie profile image60
    Bellamieposted 7 years ago

    I have gone to the grocery store to pick up 3 or 4 items and have forgotten what 1 or 2 of the items were by the time I get there.  Is that a stress thing or what?  Can't be old age.  I'm not that old yet.

    1. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree - I quite often go to the shop for something that I really need, and proceed to buy everything in the shop except for what I really needed!

  6. recommend1 profile image66
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    I once got up real early to drive the full length of England and halfway up Scotland in one go - and only realised I had automatically gone to another job when the signs for Bristol came up - a 3 hour detour !


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