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Old 03-31-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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I'm sure we've had a similar thread before but these moments keep happening. Here's my latest.

I got a notification from the library that a couple of books I had requested were now on the hold shelf for me. I went to the library, chatted with an old friend I saw there, looked around the bestseller tables, and hunted in the stacks for some books by an author I like. I checked out my selections, went home, and then realized I hadn't picked up the books that were on hold for me. That's why I was there! What the heck? I hate becoming a cliche.

What's yours?
Not necessarily a senior moment. I used to go to a farmer down the road from me to buy tomatoes and vegetables. He was 85 and I was in my early 40's. Sometimes we would chat for an hour. Two out of four times I would get home and realized I left my purchase on his stand. Luckily he was only two miles away.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:44 AM
 
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Not necessarily a senior moment. I used to go to a farmer down the road from me to buy tomatoes and vegetables. He was 85 and I was in my early 40's. Sometimes we would chat for an hour. Two out of four times I would get home and realized I left my purchase on his stand. Luckily he was only two miles away.
It's the darned people that are the distraction! Frequently I could remember how to keep my world of things in order if the charm of interaction with human beings didn't get in the way.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I'm only in my 50's and I get them already. I was at the store and my hubby called to ask me to pick up one more thing that he wanted. We talked for a minute about something else that I was going to get and then hung up. One minute later I remembered the second thing we talked about, but couldn't remember what he had originally called to ask me get. I called him back, embarrassed, and just when he picked up the phone I remembered. Sheesh!
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:07 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Ever go into a gas station, pay for gas, go back out to the car and drive away without putting the gas in your car? I could blame that on a senior moment, but I did that when I was in my 30s. Just goes to show you stuff happens to everyone at all ages.

I have come close but so far I haven't actually driven away.....
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: CO
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It's the darned people that are the distraction! Frequently I could remember how to keep my world of things in order if the charm of interaction with human beings didn't get in the way.
Yes, the darn people! Haha! I originally blamed my lapse on the fact that I chatted with a friend at the library and that distracted me. But upon reflection I'm not so sure now. I knew I needed to go to get books but those "hold books" specifically? The jury is out.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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I tend to forget the word I need or I'll go in the store specifically for one item and walk out with 10 items and not one of them is the one I really went in there for.


Today was the kicker though. I was leaving for work and grabbed my car keys and then proceeded to try to turn off the TV with my car remote. My car horn beeped two times before I figured out I wasn't holding the tv remote.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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I've posted this story before in similar threads, so apoligies to those who are reading it again. I would guess it was about 20 years ago - if correct I would have been 51 at the time. I put my ATM card in the machine and went to enter my four-digit PIN. I couldn't think what it was! It was not a new PIN, but one I had used dozens of times, one that I used at least twice a mnth. To say I was shook up would be an understatement - I was totally freaked out, thinkng that my life was then over as of that very day. I didn't know what to do, so when the card came back out of the machine I put it back in my wallet and drove slowly around the neighborhood, trying to think what to do. After about five minutes, the PIN came to me, so I returned to the ATM and got my cash. Such a thing has not happened again, and I have no explanation for it.
The exact thing happened to me couple of years or less ago, in a different context obviously.

I was a little spooked.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: CO
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To add insult to injury, this article popped up on Facebook today about common prescription drugs causing memory loss. We're doomed.

20 Common Prescription Drugs That Cause Memory Loss
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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To add insult to injury, this article popped up on Facebook today about common prescription drugs causing memory loss. We're doom

Hreed.

20 Common Prescription Drugs That Cause Memory Loss

Ain't that the truth.


I worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN when I graduated from H.S. and before college - Nephrology.


One day one of our DRs drew me a diagram of kidneys before using a diuretic and after using the meds for a long time. These little diodes that help regulate the kidneys stop functioning on their own - permanently. This means you become dependent on these pills forever. He was very much against them unless absolutely necessary.


My DR prescribed these for me and I told her this story - she said yes that's true and then shrugged like "So what?" I didn't take the prescribed meds. There are natural ways to accomplish the same thing.


(really peeved me). DRs are like contractors, handymen etc... They fix one problem and screw something else up in the process and always act like "So what? I fixed XXXX"


Moral of this story - do your homework on the side effects of all meds. We use to think all DRs were Gods and could and would do no wrong - baloney.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Gads, there are so many. Going to another room & forgetting why. My worst lately? Buying frozen shrimp, taking out enough to eat & forgetting the frozen ones in the seal a meal. Couldn't even watch as the cats ate my mistake.

Well, think of how happy you made your cats.
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