Thought Provoking Things You Always Forget  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Any small things or tasks that you forget to do on a regular basis. Upvote those you forget the most.

There are lots of tasks you forget and you know it. If you’re like many people, your daily routine includes the passing thought "why am I so forgetful"? and likely goes a little something like this: You wake up late, throw on yesterday’s jeans, and try to rush out the door when you realize that you don’t know where your keys are. Then, once you find your keys, and get out the door, you run into your new neighbor and you can’t remember their name. And also your phone is dead, so you can’t look it up. Somehow, it seems you're growing more forgetful every day, so what do you do? This list of things we forget could be infinite, so feel free to add your own personal things you forget to do as well.

Out of everything that you forget on a daily basis (birthdays, the words to the hand jive), the one thing that never slips your mind is to make coffee in the morning. Maybe you should start leaving everything by the coffee maker in order to feel like real adults. Or is that cheating?

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you forgot something, but not being able to remember what it was. The next time that happens to you, feel free to use this handy list to make sure everything is in its right place. Or, you can get all Memento with it and tattoo the names of necessary items, dates, and people on your forearms. It’s your call! Either way, read through this list of the things we always forget before you do anything drastic.

Vote up the things you’re most likely to forget, or if there’s something missing that evades your every waking moment, add it to the list. That is, if you can remember what it is.
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281 27
Where are we going? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You Always Forget
BellaSerra added

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319 44
Why You Came Into the Room is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You Always Forget
Why You Came Into the Room

3
293 58
Names is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things You Always Forget
Names

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247 55
The Amazing Idea You Had in Yo... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things You Always Forget
The Amazing Idea You Had in Your Sleep

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221 69
Passwords is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things You Always Forget
Passwords

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190 73
Phone Numbers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things You Always Forget
Phone Numbers

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176 83
Birthdays is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You Always Forget
Birthdays

8
167 98
Your Keys! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You Always Forget
Your Keys!

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146 87
To Save Money is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Save Money

10
142 97
Where You Parked is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You Always Forget
Where You Parked

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141 97
To Drink Water is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Drink Water

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128 86
To Backup Your Computer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Backup Your Computer

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108 75
Prescription Medication is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things You Always Forget
POKERFACESERBIA added

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118 96
To Clean the Microwave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Clean the Microwave

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112 94
To Defrost Meat for Dinner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Defrost Meat for Dinner

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62 49
Brushing Teeth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added Brushing Teeth

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103 115
To Charge Your Phone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Charge Your Phone

18
85 99
To Keep Receipts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Keep Receipts

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90 113
Where Your Glasses Are is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things You Always Forget
HoserUSC added Where Your Glasses Are

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86 117
To Do the Laundry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Do the Laundry

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69 92
New Year's Resolutions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Always Forget
New Year's Resolutions

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79 108
To Make a Grocery List is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Make a Grocery List

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74 101
To Pick Up Your Mail is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Pick Up Your Mail

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79 110
To Pay Your Bills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Pay Your Bills

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12 5
what you did earlier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things You Always Forget
katielaitala05 added what you did earlier

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75 116
To Take Out the Trash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Take Out the Trash

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64 107
To Call Your Parents is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Call Your Parents

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39 64
To Eat Breakfast/lunch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added To Eat Breakfast/lunch

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53 91
The Amount of Calories in Pean... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things You Always Forget
The Amount of Calories in Peanut Butter

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5 7
turning in permission slips is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things You Always Forget
katielaitala05 added turning in permission slips

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27 66
Setting the Alarm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added Setting the Alarm

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46 107
To Wear Deodorant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things You Always Forget
Lauren Slocum added To Wear Deodorant

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44 103
To Carry a Book is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Carry a Book

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43 103
Your Computer Charger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things You Always Forget
Your Computer Charger

35
44 108
How Much You're Supposed t... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things You Always Forget
How Much You're Supposed to Tip

36
18 56
Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things You Always Forget
P2pdancer added

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44 117
To Remove Clothing Stickers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Remove Clothing Stickers

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37 103
A Bottle Opener is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things You Always Forget
A Bottle Opener

39
40 111
How Long You're Supposed t... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things You Always Forget
How Long You're Supposed to Leave Bread Under the Broiler

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12 57
Being Up On Your Birth Control is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added Being Up On Your Birth Control

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21 110
Get in the Shower and Not Wash... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things You Always Forget
daniela-mata added Get in the Shower and Not Wash Hair

42
26 131
To Flush is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Flush

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9 68
To Get Groceries Out of the Ca... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added To Get Groceries Out of the Car