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in: Sandy; Sandy > 2017-03-09

Mar 10, 2017 1:40 AM # 
are not alone. Thanks for sharing - hilarious.That is quite a string of oopses. Today I managed to recall the name of a neighbor's Labrador Retriever (Rupert) by remembering that the owner was British, that the dog's name was something close to "Rudolph" (the red-nosed reindeer) and that there was a British publishing magnate of the same first name (Rupert Murdock). However, while the gears were grinding, I forgot the owner's name. I could go on (and on).
Mar 10, 2017 2:29 AM # 
I think your mind was distracted by the missing ID, so you just kept forgetting stuff. I'm amazed by the all the stuff I can't remember.
Mar 10, 2017 2:13 PM # 
I agree with Hugh and Gail. Now, losing it would have been finding the ID around your neck the whole time. :)
Mar 10, 2017 2:54 PM # 
Actually, that is what I expected to hear :-) Maybe not around the neck, but in an already checked pocket that was on your body. Will you retire before that indignity happens?
Mar 10, 2017 7:57 PM # 
And you got the most important thing right: teaching the class well. Nice job!

I'm like that every day. Keys. Wallet. Where are my sunglasses? Oh, on my head. Juliet saves me just about every time. Probably not good in the long term to have such a mental crutch as she.
Mar 10, 2017 9:10 PM # 
I can recall having days like this 20 years ago, so I feel confident there are other causes besides senility. The common theme here seems to be 'people who orienteer', so that's probably it.
Mar 10, 2017 9:24 PM # 
I think I'll go with that explanation!

It wasn't that I did one or two of those - things like that happen all the time. It was that I just couldn't get it together all day long. It seemed like everything I wanted to do had to have some small thing go wrong.
Mar 12, 2017 12:25 AM # 
You're just getting the small errors out of your system so that you spike all the controls at your next meet. :-)
Mar 12, 2017 11:45 PM # 
Well, that same day I went outside, and finding only one glove in my hand, I went back in expecting it to be on the floor where I'd dropped it. No glove, so back outside still looking at the ground, only to finally find the glove already on my other hand. So at least you're not as bad as I am! BTW, I've come to a somewhat peaceful place where I just laugh at these lapses!
Mar 12, 2017 11:52 PM # 
I blame it on menopause. I once spent 10 minutes looking for my keys (which were in my hand the whole time, much like Maryann)
Mar 13, 2017 12:02 AM # 
And in the same vein -- I always check that I have three things with me (wallet, keys, phone). Heading into the grocery store, had the keys and the wallet, couldn't find the phone. Starting to panic, checked all my pockets, it was a bit awkward, had to do it with my left hand because the right was, you guessed it, holding the phone, since I was talking to Gail to see if there was anything she needed....

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