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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Where are we going? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You Always Forget
BellaSerra added What You Were Going to Say

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Prescription Medication is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things You Always Forget
POKERFACESERBIA added To Take Your Medication

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

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

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

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Where Your Glasses Are is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things You Always Forget
HoserUSC added Where Your Glasses Are

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To Keep Receipts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Keep Receipts

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To Pick Up Your Mail is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Pick Up Your Mail

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To Do the Laundry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Do the Laundry

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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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To Pay Your Bills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Pay Your Bills

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New Year's Resolutions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You Always Forget
New Year's Resolutions

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To Take Out the Trash is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Take Out the Trash

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what you did earlier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things You Always Forget
katielaitala05 added what you did earlier

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

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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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turning in permission slips is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things You Always Forget
katielaitala05 added turning in permission slips

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The Amount of Calories in Pean... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things You Always Forget
The Amount of Calories in Peanut Butter

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

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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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Your Computer Charger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things You Always Forget
Your Computer Charger

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

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Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things You Always Forget
P2pdancer added Anniversary

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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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How Long You're Supposed t... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things You Always Forget
How Long You're Supposed to Leave Bread Under the Broiler

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

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

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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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To Flush is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things You Always Forget
To Flush

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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

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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