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Welcome to Vegemite Grrl's Home for the Absent-Minded, where you can tell tales of putting milk in the pantry/driving to the store and then forgetting what you went there to buy/looking for your glasses for 20 minutes before you realize you're wearing them/etcetera without fear of reprisals*.
*Polite and or incredulous laughing and headshaking are par for the course and to be expected.

I hope I'm not the only one who fills this full of tales. Oh I have so many. Here's today's:

I have a cool hoonjadoonja that I plug my iphone/ipod into so that it will play through the car stereo. It's awesome.
...Except for when I put my phone/pod in my pocket without unplugging it and go to get out of the car. That's when I feel a sharp tug and a) my phone flies out of my pocket onto the ground still plugged in, or b) the rest of the device that plugs into the console rips out and I notice a cord coming out of my pocket and go "OHH RIGHT".

Hangs head.

Welcome, one and all.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 01:22 (ten years ago) link

Recently my wife emailed me at work a digital photo of our utility drawer. Where I had replaced the scissors I had used to cut open a cheese package. And where I also placed the cheese.

Soccer mom, hopeless and lost, in utter despair (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 7 June 2012 01:30 (ten years ago) link

<3 welcome. You are among friend/s, Dan.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 01:32 (ten years ago) link

Today I let a no knead bread rise for 10 hours too long, then when I dumped it out on the workspace to salvage, discovered I had used twice as much water as called for. The white, pasty, wet gloop spilled all over everything.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 7 June 2012 02:33 (ten years ago) link

Goes to supermarket to get one specific item I'm out of (toilet paper, margarine, water, coffee, stuff you need every day), returns with a car filled with everything on the shopping list, except that one thing I needed. But I did cross it off the list in the store. Why do I even make lists?

StanM, Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:10 (ten years ago) link

oh god I do that so much

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:13 (ten years ago) link


buzza, Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:14 (ten years ago) link

Today I was in the kitchen holding the baby and trying to rinse a dish. Next thing I know I am in the bedroom and could hear water running because for some weird reason I forgot to turn of the kitchen faucet.

*tera, Thursday, 7 June 2012 03:16 (ten years ago) link

I shall try to spare this thread my continuing adventures in never being able to remember if I locked the front door, but I'm sure I'll have many other things to bring here :(

yesterday I forgot to check there was nothing sitting on top of the fishtank (which is too close to the wall to look behind and too heavy and full of fish to move) before opening it, and had to sheepishly ask if the birthday card I rescued just in time was the only thing that had been there, or if I had lost anything useful

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 7 June 2012 10:13 (ten years ago) link

Goes to supermarket to get one specific item I'm out of (toilet paper, margarine, water, coffee, stuff you need every day), returns with a car filled with everything on the shopping list, except that one thing I needed. But I did cross it off the list in the store. Why do I even make lists?

i do this all the time but last week outdid myself when i left the house to get a couple of essentials and somehow completely forget to go to the shop at all. i think i literally just wandered around for a bit listening to nicki minaj and got distracted by a market with nice food.

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 June 2012 10:22 (ten years ago) link

This one time after making a cup of tea I put the kettle in the fridge, and had to re-arrange quite a lot of stuff in there to make it fit.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 7 June 2012 10:31 (ten years ago) link

Three times a day I wander around my classroom for four or five minutes trying to locate something I've set down--my clipboard, student work, my coffee, a red pen, etc. Yesterday I left the coffee cup in the supply cupboard. As I look for these things, usually muttering to myself, five students will come up to me in the interim with a question about something; "Hang on," I'll say tersely, as I wave them away before continuing my search.

clemenza, Thursday, 7 June 2012 12:08 (ten years ago) link

I once somehow misplaced a pen in my pocket. Yes, in my pocket. I totally couldn't find it, so grabbed another pen and put it in there. Then at the end of the day, I found two pens in my pocket.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:02 (ten years ago) link

I've got one pen in my pocket
And the other one...correction--two pens in my pocket.

clemenza, Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:12 (ten years ago) link

This one time after making a cup of tea I put the kettle in the fridge, and had to re-arrange quite a lot of stuff in there to make it fit.

This one made me giggle like mad.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:28 (ten years ago) link

That's like me putting a coffee pod in the machine and hitting "brew" and not realizing I hadn't put a cup under the spout. Did that in full view of my manager once.

I caught myself one morning about to pour milk in the water-tank of the espresso maker. O_o

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 14:57 (ten years ago) link

i love these. esp the cheese one.

rayuela, Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:00 (ten years ago) link

Mr Veg has this one particular look he gives me when these things happen. It's like a cross between abject concern for my mental health and sheer unbridled amusement at my ridiculousness.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 June 2012 16:50 (ten years ago) link

Had to get up early today for work, closed (usually always open) bedroom door so wife could sleep in. After breakfast, remembered something I had to get from wardrobe, ran full-tilt into bedroom door in the dark, bent glasses/nose/knee. Now knee hurts in the cold, and I have become an old man.

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:45 (ten years ago) link

not to mention woke up your wife rather abruptly, I would imagine

epistantophus, Friday, 8 June 2012 01:01 (ten years ago) link

oh James owwww

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:20 (ten years ago) link

turned out she was awake all along

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Friday, 8 June 2012 02:21 (ten years ago) link

The best friends an absent-minded person will ever have are habits so deeply rutted, so acidly etched upon the brain cells as to be automatic, and utterly and mechanically reliable. For example, I trained myself never to close a car door unless the keys to the car are enclosed in my fist. I verify this over and over, habitually. Even when I am not the driver.

Aimless, Friday, 8 June 2012 03:14 (ten years ago) link

i can't even count the amount of times that i've frantically scrambled around the house searching for my keys before realizing they're in my back pocket

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 June 2012 03:16 (ten years ago) link

Yep aims I do that too, I developed a "look back at the seat I just got up from" habit when exiting trains/cafe seats/etc to ensure i dont leave behind bags or umbrellas. I put my keys in a spot, same spot, no matter what when I come home.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 03:18 (ten years ago) link

That would be a better approach than my current 'keep everything in your pockets at all times, thus carrying 2kg of crap on your hips at all times' method

seven league bootie (James Morrison), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:30 (ten years ago) link

haha omg, im a fucking space cadet: after riding to work one day i took the subway home carrying my bicycle helmet, walked in the door and saw the empty spot on the wall where my bike usually goes and shouted "holy shit! where's my bike??". I set up for a performance that i completely forgot i was performing in. and i have (more than once) walked about 5 blocks from the house before i realized i was supposed to be checking the mail. fucking hippie parents man. they ruined me.

dude...I so feel you on this.

I carpool with Mr Veg & usually have the car, but every now and then he'll drop me at work and take the car. Inevitably on those days I will grab my keys at lunchtime, walk all the way out to the parking lot where I usually park my car and then go 'where the fuck is my ca----oh wait I don't have the car today'.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:39 (ten years ago) link

My housemate forgot to go to one of his best mate's wedding. I think thats pretty stellar.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:39 (ten years ago) link

I lose stuff all the time - when it comes around the time for hat and scarf, I will always go through 1-2 of both before they settle in 'on the inventory' and I know to check for them on getting up from wherever I've been. And then when it is no longer time for hat and scarf, there's a few weeks of occasional panic that I've left them somewhere, fading into more existential dread that I've left something somewhere, but what?

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 8 June 2012 05:47 (ten years ago) link

my worst, most horrifying absent-minded moment was when I was immigrating to the States. I took a flight that had 24 hour layover in Japan, so that necessitated going through customs etc. So as I'm preparing to re-embark on my journey after the layover, I've gone through the security check where they've x-rayed my carry on luggage etc etc and I'm now standing in line at customs, holding my passport and boarding pass waiting to get my passport stamped.

As I'm standing in line I see a Japanese airport guard walking along the length of the room, holding up a black satchel. He's not saying anything, just displaying it, walking back and forth along the lenght of the room. He walks by again and this time I notice the bag and think, huh that's a similar bag to mine. I look down, and realize that I AM NOT WEARING MY CARRYON BAG IE BLACK SATCHEL HOLY FUCK THAT'S MINE and I bolt after the guard to meekly reclaim my important possessions. ie wallet money, phone, everything I own.

I still get a wave of nausea thinking about that.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:49 (ten years ago) link

Needless to say I'm ridiculously ocd about my belongings when I travel now

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 June 2012 05:50 (ten years ago) link

ACE thread

on sunday I spent fully 15 minutes looking for the keys that were in my back pocket

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:45 (ten years ago) link

oh and the thing where I'll be looking for 'er indoors in a shopping centre/street and repeatedly not see her standing right in front of me (this happens weekly)

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:47 (ten years ago) link

your bag story is terrifying btw, the worst possible thing to lose at the worst possible time

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:49 (ten years ago) link

oh and yesterday I put a bottle of olive oil in a calico bag and realised 10 minutes later that I hadn't put the lid back on

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 06:52 (ten years ago) link

i don't know why but my most advanced displays of absent-mindedness involved bathtubs. I once switched on the tap to start myself a bath. While waiting for the tub to fill up I started doing other things and then decided I needed to do my grocery shopping. which took me about a half hour. I came back to a well-flooded apartment and some very angry neighbors. Another time, same thing, tub filling up and I start watching a movie. After a while I realised that the sound of water flowing that I was hearing did not come from the movie but from my bathroom where luckily the tub had only just a bit overflowed. And for some absent-mindedness that did not involve tubs, there's the day I went outside my flat to throw away the garbage. The door to my flat shut behind me. I then noticed I didn't have my keys. So I start knocking on the door hoping my flatmate hears me. Then after 10mns I remember that he's not home. So I go knock at our neighbor's place to see if I can hang out with him until my flatmate returns. Neighbor wasn't there so I spent 1 hour waiting outside my apartment only to see my flatmate return and open the door without a key. That's when I remembered that unless you used your key, the door isn't locked.

Jibe, Friday, 8 June 2012 07:44 (ten years ago) link

oh god your airport story VG

once when i was coming back from atlanta, i went through customs as normal, including taking my laptop out of my hand luggage for the scanner as is standard. got out the other end, got my stuff together, took the little train thing from customs to the terminals, settled down in the lounge and decided i had time to go on the internet and OMG WHERE IS LAPTOP. i'd just walked off from customs without it!!!! luckily i had enough time to take the train back, endure the mocking laughter of the officials as i reclaimed it etc.

yesterday i popped out to the shops, halfway down road realised i'd forgotten my wallet, duh. nothing new here. got home, decided to change my coat as well cuz it wasn't as cold as i thought it would be, left house again, got to the shop and realised i had STILL FORGOTTEN MY WALLET. goddddddddddd

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:03 (ten years ago) link

the whereabouts of my keys are also a permanent mystery to me - even though i actually HAVE a designated place i always put the fucking things all the time in order to prevent scenarios like, eg, having to cancel social engagements because i can't find my keys anywhere (this happens on a regular basis).

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:04 (ten years ago) link

My daughter, who's now 22, still remembers the trauma of us heading out to something important when she was about 7 and we were seriously delayed by my inability to locate my keys.

To this day, whenever I'm looking for something, she suggests 'the vegetable rack'

Fine Toothcomb (sonofstan), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:30 (ten years ago) link

oh man just remembered one from when i was a kid (around 8-9). I had football practice with my brother. once it was over, i walk back to school talking with a friend (that's a 15minute walk). when i arrive at school you're supposed to register upon arrival so i give me and my brother's name. the guy looks at me strangely and i don't understand why. then he asks me where my brother, whom i'm registering, is. he was by the football field patiently waiting for me to take him to school.

Jibe, Friday, 8 June 2012 08:35 (ten years ago) link

I left my passport by the sink in the airport toilets once. Got back to the gate where the plane was about to leave and realised and ran back to the toilets in a panic not even knowing if I'd had it when I went there. Luckily it was still there and the plane hadn't gone yet. If someone had nicked it, or even helpfully handed it in at some kind of central desk far away from my gate...

(I have hated airports since the time I missed my plane because the queue for the security scan was going really slowly, and there are no clocks or flight announcements in the security area so I didn't know my flight was being called, and anyway there were no staff around to ask to be let through faster. You don't get a refund for that, the staff just look at you like you're a moron and then you have to go and pay for a new flight. I still feel it was not quite my fault, but uh, I could have been checking the time more instead of just standing where I was told and assuming that since I hadn't heard my name on the completely silent tannoy it was all fine)

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 8 June 2012 09:03 (ten years ago) link

xps I can't have a leather wallet like a grownup, I need one of those canvas skater type ones cos leather wallets don't have anything to attach one's keys onto and whenever they get seperated I lock myself out of places at basically the first opportunity

geezargh butlargh (DJ Mencap), Friday, 8 June 2012 09:06 (ten years ago) link

I have actually done the thing that you're really not supposed to be able to do any more - due to poor ticket checking on the part of the steward, got on the wrong plane and only realised when there was fortunately someone already in 'my' seat.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 8 June 2012 09:26 (ten years ago) link

I've just this evening missed a flight to my parents place because I completely blanked on the concept that I was travelling to the airport in peak hour traffic, and didnt factor that in to my timing :( Fuckin.

I feel like a complete dickhead. Luckily they allowed me to move to the first thing tomorrow morming flight for only a small extra fee.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 10:35 (ten years ago) link

Ive never missed a plane in my life, I'm always meticilously early to airports, so I am really mad at myself.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, 8 June 2012 10:35 (ten years ago) link

far out :(

that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:02 (ten years ago) link

Put an electric kettle on the hob over christmas. Haven't had a hob kettle for about 5 years.

owenf, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:24 (ten years ago) link

has anyone else ever...forgotten to put their shoes on when leaving the house?

couple of years ago i was actually on the tube, one stop away from my house, when i realised i was still wearing my slippers. never felt so self-conscious as when i had to go back and shuffle home to put my shoes on :(

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Friday, 8 June 2012 13:09 (ten years ago) link

i set up Google pay, then checked the lock button and turned off nfc so if i want to ever use it I'll need to turn that back on but...

i hope it doesn't need connectivity because my phone always losses signal in ever supermarket. which i'm sure is illegal if they are actively blocking

koogs, Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:03 (four months ago) link

making lunch the other day. put the bread back in the freezer. then i wrapped up a leftover onion for the fridge to use later…that evening i went to the fridge to use it up for dinner & couldn’t find it. figured i had imagined it or accidentally binned it by mistake. oh well.

cut to many day later Mr Veg was rummaging through the freezer & pulled out a wrapped up hunk of frozen onion & says with a bemused smile “Is this yours?”

lol facepalm

well at least i can use it now!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 17 September 2022 17:46 (four months ago) link

Can you still use a frozen onion once it's thawed? LOL

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 17 September 2022 17:49 (four months ago) link

when my gran moved in with my aunt in the 70s mum and dad inherited her freezer and found it full of frozen onions and lemons

mark s, Saturday, 17 September 2022 17:51 (four months ago) link

yeah it seemed to thaw out ok!
plus you can buy bags of frozen pearl onions at the supermarket so freezing certainly doesn’t hurt them
i don’t know that i’d do it on the regular tho

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 17 September 2022 18:03 (four months ago) link

It just seems like you'd lose a ton of water, but what do I know

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 17 September 2022 18:12 (four months ago) link

i have tomorrow's date in my head for some reason but can't think why. is it a deadline? do i have somewhere to be? or was it just the expiry date on a random grocery item?

(it's not the milk, that was the 1st and the 6th)

koogs, Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:04 (four months ago) link

oh, it's the new season of Taskmaster!

koogs, Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:04 (four months ago) link

I’m watching taskmaster (s3; just learned about it) right now!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 30 September 2022 01:52 (four months ago) link

i just started taskmaster for the first time & am loving the stupid hilarity

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 September 2022 02:41 (four months ago) link

i think this is series 11 or 12. it was quite a slow burner here having started on a minor tv channel. since it got picked up by proper TV around series 8 there have been daily repeats of the earlier series.

and after all that i noticed halfway through the first episode that i hadn't set a recording for it (but caught the +1 repeat)

(i don't know if that's common but our 'freeview' free to air digital service has a lot of +1 channels which are copies of other channels delayed by an hour)

koogs, Friday, 30 September 2022 05:22 (four months ago) link

One our teens loves that show!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 30 September 2022 08:24 (four months ago) link

I get automated calls for supply-teaching jobs. I was cooking, so I moved my handset/land-line into the kitchen so it'd be close by if a call came in. Was sitting at the computer, phone rings, go to where the phone normally is, not there--by the time I remember where it is, I missed the call. (Pretty sure that's what the call was for.)

clemenza, Sunday, 9 October 2022 22:05 (three months ago) link

(Another call came in five minutes later, as I knew it would, plus I'm on a 50-day limit anyway. Otherwise, would've posted in the parallel expensive-stupidity thread.)

clemenza, Sunday, 9 October 2022 22:11 (three months ago) link

I was using one of those small toothpastes you get at the dentist, just becuz. Then I had a minor spill while street skating yesterday and took out a very similar looking tube of neospoorin. When I went to brush my teeth this morning something seemed wrong, etc

Half Japanese Breakfast (outdoor_miner), Monday, 10 October 2022 00:15 (three months ago) link

oh no D:

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 10 October 2022 00:23 (three months ago) link

going swimming with the kids is a major catalyst for my absentmindedness. i haven't forgotten anything crucial yet (costumes, towels, clothes) but then there's armbands, pool noodle, money for locker... twice i've brought the pool noodle but then left it with the buggy, last time i left the wristband with the locker key in the changing room toilet, luckily it was still there when i remembered five minutes later.

ledge, Monday, 10 October 2022 08:55 (three months ago) link

sat here thinking the Christmas tv adverts have started early this year when I'm watching 10 month old recordings

koogs, Monday, 17 October 2022 19:59 (three months ago) link

packed suitcase full of laundry and threw in a couple of liquitabs. emptied entire contents into launderette washing machine.

got back and there on the floor are the liquitabs...

koogs, Friday, 21 October 2022 17:21 (three months ago) link

Picked up a CD of Neil Young's "Freedom" cheap in a charity shop. Played it a few days later, went to file it, discovered a copy of the same album already sitting on the shelf.

the steven gerrard of pop (Matt #2), Friday, 21 October 2022 18:11 (three months ago) link

We are moving our office next week, so I have been going through all my old office shit. I have objects that I am sure I purchased at some point, but I don't have any recollection when, let alone what for.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 21 October 2022 18:13 (three months ago) link

How many frying pans ruined by being left on the burner for far too long , lo00ong after the frying of food items is done

| (Latham Green), Friday, 21 October 2022 18:21 (three months ago) link

Oddly, I haven't done that much since I stopped drinking.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 21 October 2022 19:12 (three months ago) link

I took my AirPods out of their case and into my pocket and put the case against my ear

calstars, Friday, 21 October 2022 22:31 (three months ago) link


Half Japanese Breakfast (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 22 October 2022 00:32 (three months ago) link

I was in a rush the other morning and destroyed a Bialetti Moka pot - put the coffee in, but no water

I thought 'what the fuck is that smell?' as the plastic handle was engulfed in flames and fell off into the burner

Andy the Grasshopper, Saturday, 22 October 2022 00:59 (three months ago) link

xxpost - I have a friend we call The Ambien Chef, as he's (in)famous for putting a frozen pizza in the oven and then promptly falling asleep (always when drunk)

Hours later he discovers the blackened, carbonized pie with the oven still roaring away

Andy the Grasshopper, Saturday, 22 October 2022 01:02 (three months ago) link

Ovens: why not have some kind of AI in them "EY! ARE YOU DONE COOKING DIS!?"

| (Latham Green), Saturday, 22 October 2022 02:04 (three months ago) link

or a timer, like a microwave

koogs, Saturday, 22 October 2022 06:17 (three months ago) link

or a timer, like a microwave

i'm right back on my shit (Hunt3r), Saturday, 22 October 2022 07:23 (three months ago) link

Most mornings I have to fight the urge to put the coffee I grind into my cup instead of the coffee maker.

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 22 October 2022 10:30 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I knew this would happen eventually (I figured I'd show up at the wrong school one day), but after two years of supplying up here, I totally forgot I had a job booked today. It wasn't till just before 9:00 when I realized (after sitting around last night, puzzled that a call never came in); the school's start time was 9:15, and I'm 40-45 minutes away. Frantically phoned the school, told them I'd had an emergency and would be there at 9:30. (So lucky it was the latest start-time possible.) Snow on the ground, of course--in another stroke of luck, the roads had been plowed. Got there just after 9:40. Told a little fib: said I had to rush out when my second alarm didn't go off, and I headed out for E_______, rather than E________, where I was supposed to be. Thankfully, they were cool about it.

Not expensive--I'll get paid--so I didn't post on the parallel thread I created. But this seems a lot more stupid than everyday absent-mindedness.

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 November 2022 22:04 (two months ago) link

I bet that day off feeling until 9 felt pretty good tho

calstars, Wednesday, 16 November 2022 23:14 (two months ago) link

8:30 - 8:53 was paradise.

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 November 2022 23:49 (two months ago) link

Worth the panic, tho?

nickn, Thursday, 17 November 2022 00:34 (two months ago) link

The panic was pronounced. When I called the school, it took me three tries to get the number right.

(No call tonight for work tomorrow--maybe word's already out.)

clemenza, Thursday, 17 November 2022 01:03 (two months ago) link

B and I spent a week working on making a thoughtful and pricey set of gifts for my bff's 21st wedding anniversary.

Then promptly headed off to the party and left the gifts at home >:|

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 19 November 2022 07:00 (two months ago) link

arg that suuucks :(

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 November 2022 07:00 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Came down to London for the office Xmas party. Left my laptop in the office because I didn't need it overnight. Forgot to consider that no-one would be coming in to the office on the day after the party, and I don't have a key. Perhaps more idiot minded than absent minded.

ledge, Friday, 9 December 2022 09:49 (one month ago) link

This thread tl/dr: I forgot my shit

calstars, Friday, 9 December 2022 23:31 (one month ago) link

Headed home from USA today. Somehow left my passport packed in my checked luggage, sailed thru security with my nexus card but had to put on some charm and a song & dance to actually board the plane.

Also left my jacket in the car of the dude who dropped me at the airport. Not quite sure how I’m getting it back.

Some classic HD absent-mindedness there.

an incomprehensible borefest full of elves (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 10 December 2022 08:14 (one month ago) link

that’s some gold medal shit, well done

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 December 2022 17:31 (one month ago) link

My three year old daughter is following in my footsteps, she lost her Ashima train for a week then found it in the fridge. The answer is always “it’s in the fridge”. Keys, passport, credit cards, missing books: fridge.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 10 December 2022 21:38 (one month ago) link

She lost her shit? See

calstars, Saturday, 10 December 2022 22:20 (one month ago) link

Just spent five minutes looking for gloves I was already wearing.

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Friday, 16 December 2022 17:18 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

“it’s in the fridge”

Had a fun variation on this when I finally found my phone in the freezer the other day

silverfish, Monday, 23 January 2023 22:16 (one week ago) link

something something “cold calls”

epistantophus, Monday, 23 January 2023 23:28 (one week ago) link

at this point i have lost three yeti mugs with my name engraved on them that people have given me as gifts throughout the years. i need all of ilx on high alert looking out for them.

treeship., Monday, 23 January 2023 23:29 (one week ago) link

absentmindedly walkedout to the trash can with my full bag of muesli ~and~ the empty jar of peanut butter

guess which one ended up in the trash only to get fished out 5 mins later

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 00:27 (one week ago) link

i got the mary hartmans reall bad doc

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 24 January 2023 00:27 (one week ago) link

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