My memory is the worst.

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    Dec 15, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    I mean really just awful.
    Every time my boyfriend tells me he's going out somewhere, I'll forget like 2 hours later that he said it, and I'll call him thinking "oh he's probably just at home".
    Once, when I worked in retail, my manager asked me to put some clothes out on the floor and showed me where each garment went. 2 minutes later, I pick up one garment and I'm thinking to myself "where the fuck does this go again???"

    Anybody else have memory problems?
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    Dec 15, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    do u smoke a lot of weed? serious question.....
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    Dec 15, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    Import saiddo u smoke a lot of weed? serious question.....
    no drugs no alcohol no smokes
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    Dec 15, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    I'm awful at putting tools down in the middle of a job. Even though I try to buy bright yellow ones. Where the F&&K is that tape measure??? Sometimes it takes more time to find the tools than to do the job. If I'm building something, I force myself to wear a toolbelt, and put every tool back in the belt every time. But I think I need to add lanyards to that setup.

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    Dec 15, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    McQueen saidI mean really just awful.
    Every time my boyfriend tells me he's going out somewhere, I'll forget like 2 hours later that he said it, and I'll call him thinking "oh he's probably just at home".
    Once, when I worked in retail, my manager asked me to put some clothes out on the floor and showed me where each garment went. 2 minutes later, I pick up one garment and I'm thinking to myself "where the fuck does this go again???"

    Anybody else have memory problems?

    Yes, I have a terrible short-term memory. But my long-term memory is phenomenal. They are separate functions of your brain.

    One has poor short-term memory from various causes. You may have been born that way. You may be experiencing psychological avoidance: subconsciously forgetting unpleasant things. Or you may have had a history of head trauma, as I have. Doctors can suggest which is your case, and whether you can do things to improve it.

    My short-term memory cannot be improved, so I supplement it. I carried a DayTimers paper organizer with me at all times from around 1980. When the Palm Pilot was introduced I got one. Some of those nearly 20-year-old digital entries are still with me, now in my iPhone & iPad.

    This is loosely known as extrasomatic memory, basically meaning outside your brain. If your own brain won't remember it, record it someplace else. The latest thing I'm doing is using the cloud. Stuff I wanna remember goes there, and automatically gets shared with my partner. Then he knows it, too, and has it on his own digital devices. And vice versa. It shortstops us both, so if one of us forgets something, and also forgets to check, maybe the other one will.
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    Dec 15, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    It varies for me. When dealing with work related projects my memory is very good. I'm able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, some of them quite complex. In my personal life I'm quite the space cadet. It isn't uncommon for me to walk into a room and then wonder why I'm there. I knew I'm here for *something*.... It can take several seconds to for it to 'click' into place. I have no problems recalling very specific details of some events that go back to my earliest childhood. That said, there are many things I have no memory of at all, I only just 'know' they must have happened.
  • Webster666

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    Dec 15, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    Things I HAVE to remember, I write down.
    Then, I usually don't even have to look at the note.
    Otherwise, if I don't need to remember something, it's gone.

    I have a friend who remembers absolutely everything he ever knew.
    And, he can dredge it up, at a moment's notice.
    I look at him like he's nuts.
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    Dec 15, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    MikeW saidIn my personal life I'm quite the space cadet. It isn't uncommon for me to walk into a room and then wonder why I'm there. I knew I'm here for *something*.... It can take several seconds to for it to 'click' into place.

    That rings a bell with me. When my epilepsy was still not well controlled, as it is today, I'd forget where I was.

    It could happen when I was driving my car, or in a building somewhere. Where am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Am I supposed to be someplace?

    I was never in danger of crashing my car, I could still function perfectly well in motor skills, and I never passed out. I just had no idea of where I was or why I was there, what I was doing next.

    In the car I would pull over safely, and wait for it to pass, as I knew it would in a few minutes. Indoors I would take out my Palm organizer, which I had programmed with my daily schedule that included my location, by building, floor & room as appropriate. I'd see the time and place, and gradually figure out where I was as the spell passed. Today I'd include a GPS location.

    I'm really that disabled. But I'm also smart enough to use technology to assist me. I've given college lectures on this subject. Anyone here who wishes can e-mail me to discuss.
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    I literally just posted in the "why are some MOTD guys douchebags" thread, then sent a quick (2 sentences) email, then switched back to the forums, saw my name as the last poster in the thread, and was like "what the fuck? when did i reply to that thread?"
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    Oh, yeah, I meant to post on this thread earlier, but I forgot.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidOh, yeah, I meant to post on this thread earlier, but I forgot.icon_rolleyes.gif
    #truestorytho
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    You work too hard. Day out a spa with your man, and have some hot passionate sex. icon_cool.gificon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    I have memory problems as well. Get to the store and "Why am I here again?" I'll make a list and forget the thing is in my pocket or leave it at home. Oh well... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    Not remembering can be a blessing.
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    Yes I have a bad memory,maybe caused from a stressful life.icon_smile.gif I always write a to do list each day or use the calendar on my cell. Ry
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    I scrolled down to respond and I forgot what the thread was about. icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
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    Dec 16, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    I just called someone a troll, when I meant to call him a sock.icon_confused.gif Is using the wrong word considered a memory lapse?