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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289 28
Where are we going? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You Always Forget
BellaSerra added

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327 45
Why You Came Into the Room is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You Always Forget
Why You Came Into the Room

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301 60
Names is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things You Always Forget
Names

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257 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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227 71
Passwords is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things You Always Forget
Passwords

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196 74
Phone Numbers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things You Always Forget
Phone Numbers

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181 85
Birthdays is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You Always Forget
Birthdays

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172 101
Your Keys! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You Always Forget
Your Keys!

9
149 91
To Save Money is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Save Money

10
148 101
Where You Parked is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You Always Forget
Where You Parked

11
134 87
To Backup Your Computer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Backup Your Computer

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145 101
To Drink Water is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Drink Water

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112 79
Prescription Medication is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things You Always Forget
POKERFACESERBIA added

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121 99
To Clean the Microwave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Clean the Microwave

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115 97
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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68 50
Brushing Teeth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added Brushing Teeth

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107 118
To Charge Your Phone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Charge Your Phone

18
88 102
To Keep Receipts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Keep Receipts

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94 116
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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90 119
To Do the Laundry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Do the Laundry

21
72 94
New Year's Resolutions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Always Forget
New Year's Resolutions

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16 6
what you did earlier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things You Always Forget
katielaitala05 added what you did earlier

23
76 104
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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80 112
To Make a Grocery List is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Make a Grocery List

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80 114
To Pay Your Bills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Pay Your Bills

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76 120
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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67 110
To Call Your Parents is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Call Your Parents

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41 68
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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54 95
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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6 12
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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0 2
Wash your hands! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things You Always Forget
bkolek added Wash your hands!

32
47 111
To Wear Deodorant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things You Always Forget
Lauren Slocum added To Wear Deodorant

33
27 72
Setting the Alarm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added Setting the Alarm

34
44 108
To Carry a Book is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Carry a Book

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43 107
Your Computer Charger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things You Always Forget
Your Computer Charger

36
45 112
How Much You're Supposed t... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things You Always Forget
How Much You're Supposed to Tip

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18 60
Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things You Always Forget
P2pdancer added

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44 121
To Remove Clothing Stickers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Remove Clothing Stickers

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37 107
A Bottle Opener is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things You Always Forget
A Bottle Opener

40
40 114
How Long You're Supposed t... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things You Always Forget
How Long You're Supposed to Leave Bread Under the Broiler

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12 61
Being Up On Your Birth Control is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things You Always Forget
MadameLil added Being Up On Your Birth Control

42
21 114
Get in the Shower and Not Wash... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things You Always Forget
daniela-mata added Get in the Shower and Not Wash Hair

43
10 71
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

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26 135
To Flush is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Flush