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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Am I the Only One?

I have a terrible memory.

This is just one of those things 
that I know and accept as a truth
about myself.

In some ways, I have learned to compensate.

I will tell a family member:
I am going to put this item HERE
and when I start freaking out that 
OMG I PUT IT SOMEWHERE SAFE AND NOW I DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS
someone can help me.

Like, we have workmen here this week and next.
I hid the checkbook somewhere
and today I need it and realize I have no earthly idea where it is.
I think the person I told was Chris. Or Rob. 
I can't remember that either.

Someone better remember.

Anyway, the other day I was using our online banking service
and I thought to myself:
'SELF, you haven't changed the password in months.
You should change it.'

And then I sat right here on this bed and contemplated
what I should change it to.
A passcode that I would not, could not, forget.

And I changed it.

And today, for the life of me,
I cannot remember it.
I tried several times,
bombed out
and now I am locked out of the account.

I am such an idiot.

Does anyone else out there have a memory as bad as mine??!!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Yes! Me! I walk into a room and forget why I am there. I think it has to do with age and multi-tasking. I am always doing more than one thing at a time and not giving any one thing my full attention. I have started to write down more and that helps. It does make me feel better to know I'm not alone...sorry, but it does! :)

Jen said...

I do! I do! I have to write everything down. My husband makes fun of me b/c I will be talking to him then stop b/c I forgot what I was going to say next. You need one of those internet password binder notebooks :)

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Wait. What did you ask?

Yes, it's that bad.

Last night I wanted to get the check for Finn's occupational therapy ready before his OT arrived. I wrote the check. Tore it out. Then I couldn't find it. Where was it? I retraced my steps over and over again. Checked the trash. Checked the checkbook--maybe I hadn't torn it out.

Finally realized I had never actually written the check, only filled out the register. ARGH! How much time do I waste being absentminded and forgetful? Fortunately, I can't remember.

Natalie said...

Never fear. That was me deleting my original comment because of a typo which made my comment make no sense. Apparently I've forgotten how to spell.

Ginaagain said...

Most days I would forget my own name if it wasn't at the top of my blog...

Anonymous said...

Wait....what was I responding to???









:) you're not alone, my friend!

Shel

Anonymous said...

Well aren't I Miss Original?? LOL! Guess I should have read your other comments before I posted mine. Not as funny if it's already been said!

Shel

CarolinaMomOf5 said...

MeMeMe!!! My memory sucks too. 'Nuff said.

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

I do that all the time!!! Right now we are currently missing Ibrahim's passport. Big problem being over here. My memory was never that good, but it's getting worse as time goes on.