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LadyScozz Report 22 Nov 2012 09:16

We're at that time of life when we think about the hereafter..........

We go into a room, stop and say "What did I come in here after?"



AnninGlos Report 22 Nov 2012 09:36

No hope for you now then Jude :-D Join the club


GlasgowLass Report 22 Nov 2012 10:41

I think this will make us all feel better!

Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?

Turns out, doors are to blame for these strange memory lapses.

Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.

Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale."

It's not aging, it's the door!


MargarettawasMargot Report 22 Nov 2012 11:30

You are all so funny-thank God there are other people that do funny things as well as me!

My silliest moment was sending a postal note to my sister for her birthday-in her previous married name.She's only been remarried 15 years!! She couldn't cash it,as she had no ID in her old name,so I had to cancel the old postal note,and send her another one,in her " new"
married name.It cost me another $8.00!! :-| :-| :-| :-|


AnninGlos Report 22 Nov 2012 12:45

Anne, shall remember that in future :-D

Margaret, an expensive mistake? :-(


LadyScozz Report 23 Nov 2012 01:26

Anne - I'm in trouble!

Our house has twelve rooms (not including the hallways or the garage) We have more than twenty doors!!

I think I'll move............. into a tent! :-D


UzziWithTears Report 23 Nov 2012 01:32

I havenĀ“t had a senior moment today or yesterday or this week and that is worrying because I often have them back home


LadyScozz Report 25 Nov 2012 04:58

Just had this conversation.....

OH: Do you have that woman's 'phone number?

Me: What woman?

OH: That woman who 'phoned on Friday

Me (after thinking about it): You mean Janet?

OH: Yes, Janet, where is her 'phone number?

Me: I wrote it on a piece of paper and left it on your desk.

OH: You couldn't have, because I don't have it.

Me (after walking to the kitchen & getting the scribble pad): Well, here is the half sheet that I tore off........ so you must have it.

OH: You probably threw it out


We don't know Janet's surname!


Michelle Report 25 Nov 2012 09:07

I once at the end of a very long day stood at the fridge trying to figure out which shelf I needed to put the dog's water bowl on, it took a good thirty seconds for the penny to drop that the dog bowl didn't belong in the fridge


Sharron Report 25 Nov 2012 09:51

My old dad's ninetieth birthday coincided with the village lunch so the WI decided they would write him a card.

A representative was duly despatched to Clintons but there were no suitable cards with 90 on them so she and the assistant agreed that sticking the numbers on a suitable card would be the best course of action.

Unfortunately, whereas they had all the other numbers available, there were no nines. The lady asked if it might be possible to order some in time for the event and the assistant was about to look into the possibility when a woman in the queue behind asked what was preventing them from turning a six upside down.


AnnMarieG Report 25 Nov 2012 10:55

Yesterday I went to put an electric hand mixer in the fridge, opened the fridge door and just stood there for a moment not quite sure what I was doing. doh. :-S :-S


GlasgowLass Report 25 Nov 2012 16:47

My spacial awareness broke yesterday!
I was doing a bit of baking....

Twice, I walked into a door frame trying to walk through.
I tried to put a dish in the sink and missed.... It smashed on the floor.
I put some cutlery in the dishwasher and... missed.
I weighed out some sugar but knocked it all onto the floor whilst reaching for the flour.

After clearing up, I gave upon the baking ..... I sat down on the sofa and... I nearly ended up on the floor!


BarbinSGlos Report 25 Nov 2012 16:52


Take more water with it is my motto. Saves the hangover next morning

:-D :-D


PollyinBrum Report 25 Nov 2012 18:39

Trying to change TV channels with the telephone handset and asked OH if the batteries needed replacing :-S

I KNOW I am getting old when I hear myself "tutting" just like my late Mother used to do. I "tutted" this morning and for a moment it was like my Mother was back in the room.


Wend Report 25 Nov 2012 19:08

That's funny Paula! :-D :-D :-D


PollyinBrum Report 25 Nov 2012 19:12

:-D Wend. funny but true


AnninGlos Report 25 Nov 2012 22:36

I am just so relieved that it is not just me!


LadyScozz Report 26 Nov 2012 01:57

Found the note.

On the bedside table in the spare room.

OH: Why did you put it there?

ME??????? :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S

Must have been the fairies.


David Report 26 Nov 2012 07:11

Have ever looked in the mirror while shaving and seen your Dad or scarier your Mother?


BrianW Report 26 Nov 2012 08:33

Have you ever looked at your other half and seen her mother?