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Thread: Well, I'm an idiot.

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    Senior Member tate_elliott's Avatar
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    Well, I'm an idiot.

    But my wife has learned to live with it. Today, my wife needs some contact lens solution from the grocery store, so, as usual, she gives me the previous box because there's so many varieties of these things, I can't keep them straight. We also need some other things. So (a moment of brilliance here), I write a list on the inside of the flap at the top of the box. I go to the store, go up and down the aisles, get back home with everything on the list . . . yep, I forgot the lens solution. It wasn't on the list.

    Well, what can you expect from an idiot?

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    So funny! I need a list too - and even if I forget the list at home, I usually manage to get what was written on it.

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    ha, ha. sounds like me!! don't sweat it, I'm sure you have other qualities!

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    That really made me laugh. Can't blame it on being a man, because I do it all the time. My mother used to tell me to write things down, and my response was, Why?? I only lose the lists.

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    I'm sure she forgives you because you were sweet enough to go to the store in the first place.
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    Been there, Done That! LOL
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    Yep these things happen I figure there whether related -

    I will forget something whether it's on the list or not

    The 2nd trip is so you can get other things you might really need =chocolate bar

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    Do not feel alone. You have plenty of brothers and sisters out here.

    I have a small-ish spiral bound notebook about the length of a stick pen. It seldom leaves me. It has scribbled notes, lists, phone numbers, ongoing To Do lists, miserable drawings of things/ideas I want tokeep track of. One notebook per year. I lovingly refer to it /them as my brain. Every once on a while I leaf through the current one. Less often the ones for other years. Yes, I keep them from year to year.

    They are good for information but to also keep mental, physical, and emotional track of where you are in this life. The years that my dad was sick and dying. The year and odd months that it took to settle his very simple estate. Not a very happy time around here but important when it is important to remember how we all did it together and to feel the blessings we received during the process. This year we are going to be able to get Dad "home" for burial. Complete with the tv remote and his Eagle Scout badge. (The funeral home didn't even turn a hair.) We all grin to think of what he'll have to say as well as the ones who have gone before and the ones who will come after him.

    Welcome to the list makers group!

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    YOU are NOT in idiot. I am sure you are just an absent minded cupcake!!
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    well...if you're an idiot, then I'M also an idiot.... sigh.........
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    Well....you get credit for the thought/intent.How nice of you to try!!!!!

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    Ha! Ha! to you - that sounds like me and my hubby! I write stuff on the calendar to remember, then forget to read the calendar. All I want to do is go to my workroom and cut little pieces of fabric and stitch them together again. Such is life.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    I always make lists, always have and most of the time I remember the lists.
    I am good at reading my list and getting really bad about over looking something that we are out of. Really irritates me.
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    Been there done this

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    Thanks for the laugh!
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    My good friends laugh at me for writing my list on the palm of my hand. I keep telling them "that is the only way I don't forget it". And that's the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    My good friends laugh at me for writing my list on the palm of my hand. I keep telling them "that is the only way I don't forget it". And that's the truth.
    My SIL does the same or on her forearm, that way she will see it and remember.

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    I understand! I lose lists while I'm at the store ... don't ask me how. So yesterday I put my list on my phone. Yep, you guessed it; I walked out of the house without the phone.
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    Just so everyone will understand, the title of this thread comes from what I say to my wife when I come home from one of my little misadventures, "Well honey, I'm an idiot."

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    Thank you for a good laugh. My daughter told me to write everything on notes on my iphone. I am deaf so I always have my cochler and iphone whenever I go anyplace. I loose notes all the time.

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    I think you are trying to make us all feel better.

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    beleive me you are not alone!!!
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    HAHAHAHA!! Tate my DH is the same .. He would forget his head if I didn't tell him it was on his neck attached to his shoulders .. Sorry, but we ladies must laugh sometimes at the guys in our lives ! But we love em dearly !!!

    At least wifey has learned to live with your umm uniqueness!!! LOL :-)
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