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I Remember Everything, It's My Memory That Forgets!

Updated on February 14, 2012

“Rack’n Frack’n remote!!” I was attempting to change the channel on my TV, and wondered why the remote wasn’t working; after all, I just put fresh batteries in it. I looked at the remote; pressed random buttons, still nothing; I looked at it again…it’s my cell phone!

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I wanted to believe…okay, I prayed that I am not the only person who has done this; especially after looking at the cell phone and STILL think that it’s the remote. I have yet to decide if I’m angry at myself, my cell phone, or the remote. I will likely be angry at all three; at myself for thinking that my cell phone is the remote; at the cell phone for looking like the remote (actually it doesn’t…this is MY story) and at the remote…just because.

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Sometimes my memory forgets to remember. For example: Stay with me…okay…this is a doozy! There was a time that if I went upstairs for something, and forgot what I went upstairs for, I could simply return downstairs, and suddenly remember why I went upstairs in the first place. Now, when I go upstairs and forget why I’m there, I return downstairs to remember, and I do remember; only now, once I get back upstairs… I’ve forgotten again!

There is one positive spin to this…I am getting a heap of exercise! I can only laugh at myself…actually I say a few choice words, and then I laugh. I try to look at things with a different perspective, so I won’t think that I’m nuts! In some way it helps, in other ways…I might be just a little frightened of myself!

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I went to the market the other day; it seems I am there an awful lot. I went to buy something for dinner, and ended up with nothing but cleaning supplies. We might’ve been hungry, but we were surely clean as a whistle! See? That’s called looking on the bright side.

I hope that this isn’t a sign of early onset anything! Maybe I should start writing things down. I dunno…I can only imagine myself forgetting the note…and going back upstairs!

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    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Now that's funny SilentReed!! I am not alone in this debacle!

      My Grandmother always got a laugh from me, and my antics with my memory. Once I was looking for my car keys, and for the life of me, didn't know where I set them down...they were in my hand!

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      SilentReed 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      "What are you looking for?" My wife ask. "My glasses" I answer. "They're on your head." Or how about "Seen my brown leather belt?" "You're wearing it." I'm just glad I haven't misplace her. Then I'll be totally lost.:)

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      rajan jolly, I have done that too...ahem...I do that too!

      You and I are rowing the same boat, which in our case is not such a good idea!

      We would likely row in opposite directions and wonder why we aren't going anywhere! LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      imatellmuva, I understand it well. It has happened with me too so many times now that I have lost count. sometimes while driving I drive past the place I'm supposed to visit all the while wondering where I was headed for. Other times, I forget what I was to buy while shopping.

      I enjoyed reading.

      Thanks.

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Believe it or not barbergirl28, I could keep up with what you said better than I can my own memory! LOL

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      This was too funny... I was just thinking how much exercise you were getting before you said it... and then I was thinking that you should write it down and then walk upstairs... and then you said it again. So we must think alike... or maybe we do the same things! ;)

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Funny...I never thought of my mind as a junk drawer, but it is....shamefully it is! Hey "D"!

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      Dolores Monet 

      6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Ha ha. Well you've got so much going on in your brain, so many memories and such that it all just gets mixed up in there like one of those drawers we use as catch-alls. Or is that just what I like to tell myself?

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      iamaudraleigh...I don't worry...I'll forget anyway!

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      iamaudraleigh 

      6 years ago

      Hey there! Do not worry. Such craziness happens to the best of us.

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Thank you Auntie!! My life closely resembles a vaudeville act, or similar comedy routine!

      It's likely that I won't worry about forgetting how to use the remote or the telephone...I'll forget to worry!

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      Aunt Darlene 

      6 years ago

      I lick my lips everytime I see anew post from you. You would have been a gold star contributor to "Boy Was My Face Red" in the old Reader's Digest. But seriously, only worry if you forget what to do with the remote or how to use the telephone!!!

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Thanks drbj! It's true, I honestly felt alone on this one, until I shared, and the flood gates are opening up.

      We're all rowing the same boat...I just hope for our sake that at least one of us remembers where we are rowing to!

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Isn't it interesting how most of us feel so much better when we learn others share our, shall I say deficiencies. Very funny, my dear, just became a fan.

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      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Your definitely not alone! And I know there's other people out there who has these experienced too :)

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      You know I'm going to try my cell phone first, and after looking at it TWICE, wonder why it isn't working!

      A good idea...I haven't thought of that...Thanks!

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      CynDiva 

      6 years ago

      Put the notes in your remote... I mean cell phone!

    • imatellmuva profile imageAUTHOR

      imatellmuva 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      precy anza...so I'm not alone?! Once I was looking for my keys for what seemed like EVER, and they were right in my hand...balled up in a tissue!

      Thanks for your comment, and letting me know that I'm not alone...I feel better already!

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      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Lol. Had experienced those too. Would go to the kitchen and forgot why I'm there. One more thing is combing my hair, comb on my hair and decided to do something real quick. Later on it was so annoying looking for that comb. And it was stuck there in my hair. ^-^'

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