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19 October 2010 @ 04:27 pm
To give you an idea of how absent-minded I am today  
I carry my cell phone in a clip on my waistband.

Earlier today, I brushed my hand against the clip and realized it was empty.

I spent about three minutes trying to remember where I might have left my phone before realizing that I was, in fact, holding it in my other hand and listening to a conversation.
Cymru Llewescymrullewes on October 19th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
/me pats your hand and gives you chocolate covered in vark.

I'm just dead tired.
mujetdebois on October 19th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
One of my friends realized the reason s/he couldn't focus was because s/he had 2, count them, 2 pairs of glasses on top of their head at the same time and neither were on the face.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 19th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
Okay, *that's* impressive. I've not yet lost my glasses on top of my head, but only because I don't ever push them up.

I have, however, misplaced my sunglasses while they were clipped to my glasses.
Shadow/Brookekengr on October 19th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Back when I first got glasses (3rd grade) I once spent 10-20 minutes frantically searching for my glasses before I slumped down and put my head in my hands. Whereupon I discovered that I was *wearing* the glasses I'd been searching for.
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collectivefayanora on October 20th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
Things like that become a part of our bodies and we lose awareness of them until it's important. I know I, for one, can do things with my hands without even thinking at all about them. In fact, they often do things without me consciously telling them to. Not sure if that's normal or some aspect of my multiplicity, but hey.
guppiecatguppiecat on October 19th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've done that too.

It also really bugs me when I can't check my email while on hold, since it's the same device.
saoba on October 19th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I was once late to a PT appointment because I was on the phone. And since I was already having a Cannot Brane kind of day I managed to briefly forget that the phone was a cell phone and therefore not tied to the wall and I could walk out of my house and get on the bus to my appointment while on the phone.


Gretchenwren08 on October 19th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
I think we have all done things like that. I have lost my reading glasses while I was wearing them.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on October 20th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Indeed: Ditto. Not reading glasses, my all-the-time, everyday glasses. Took me forever to figure out that if I could see to search for them, then maybe...
Jim Hetleyjhetley on October 19th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
I have not done that for the simple and irrefutable reason that I don't have a cell phone . . .

Have done similar things. Like looking around for a pair of gloves I already am wearing.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: Banjofatfred on October 20th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)

See, there's a damn good reason why we don't want people on the phone and driving at the same time!
It's too easy for ANYONE not to brain!
rickvsrickvs on October 20th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I put eardrops in my eye, once.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 20th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)

I was just reading a friend's quote file, and it includes this (paraphrased from memory) from his daughter: "When traveling, it is not a good idea to put your shampoo and your mouthwash in identical bottles. I am glad I discovered this by putting mouthwash in my hair."
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on October 20th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yup, I also have to watch out for "similar bottle" mishaps.

We needed to keep the cats from scratching up furniture, and invested in some "cat repellent" spray (called "bitter apple"). We also have stuff like cat toys, and catnip.

And we also found that we could buy catnip-in-a-spray. That was handy once, because our cats were not getting enough exercise. So I grabbed all their cat toys, and grabbed (what I thought was) the catnip-spray bottle, and gave all the toys a huge soaking.

We expected to enjoy a cat circus within hours, but none of the pets seemed interested. So I got suspicious, double checked, and found that the catnip-spray bottle and the cat-repellent bottle were very much alike, and had gotten them mixed. (After a long bath for all the toys and a big dose of catnip spray, the fun finally started.)

And I have done the glasses on the head thing, too. But my specialty is I hook my glasses on the front of my shirt, and usually forget they are there.
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collectivefayanora on October 20th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
I get moments like that. Panic-inducing.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 20th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, this one didn't last long enough for panic to set in, just bewilderment.
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collectivefayanora on October 20th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
It only takes 2, maybe 3 seconds for the realization of missing something important like my phone or keys to induce panic in me. It's the only time I have panic attacks. Luckily, they pass as soon as I find whatever it is that I thought was missing.