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8 Things People Who Are Very Forgetful Will Understand

I am so forgetful. I’m easily distracted and my mind is always racing from one thing to another, so some stuff, like people’s names or even basic words, is bound to fall out. Maybe modern life is just too complicated? But what am I going to do, NOT have 35 tabs open at all times? I don’t think so. Here are eight things people who are very forgetful will understand.

1. You have to write everything down or you won’t do it

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I have to have a paper planner. Yep, like a grandma. If I don’t write it down, I won’t do it. I can’t believe all the people who just try and remember all their homework and never write down their assignments. Are you kidding me? Nobody’s memory is that good.

2. You walk into a room and wonder why you’re there

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I constantly forget what I’m doing while I’m doing it. Why am I here? Why am I holding this book? Where are my pants?

3. You use other people as extensions of your memory

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I am constantly texting my girlfriend like, “Please remind me to mail the rent check!” because I am never going to remember. I basically have a team of people who help me remember how to live my life.

4. Your powers of forgetfulness are almost unbelievable

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I don’t have a yearbook from 7th or 8th grade because I forgot every single day, all year, both years, to order one. All I had to do was pick up a form, have my parents sign it, and bring it back to school. I never remembered to pick up a form. Not once. And I wanted a yearbook, too.

5. You’re forgetful because you have so many things in your brain

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Forgetful people aren’t stupid, we just think about too many things. The more complicated the subjects I’m spending my time thinking about, the more I will forget the little, mundane stuff. If I’m working a lot, I’ll forget to eat. If that work is mentally taxing, I’ll forget where my shoes are and why I was putting them on.

6. You have a LOT of alarms on your phone

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My alarms have very specific titles. Email this person! Move your car! Go to the gym! DO IT NOW!!!

7. People ask you to do things and you’re like… yeah I hope I do that

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“Will you send me that photo later?” Well, I’d love to. Will I remember? I don’t know. Please remind me. Several times.

8. Your mom reminds you about her birthday

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Every year my mom gives me about ten reminders that her birthday is coming up and that I should send her a card. She also reminds me about my dad’s birthday, and they’ve been divorced for 20 years.

Are you a forgetful person? Do you identify with these? Or can you not remember? Tweet at me and let me know @erikaheidewald!

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