Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday Poll

Today after getting the mail, I set it on the trunk of my car, as I was watching Mr. P ride his Razr scooter down the street.

I forgot that I left it there, and was rushing to tee ball practice when I noticed a huge pile of papers floating in the air behind my car.

Shit!

Luckily a kind neighbor had gathered up the more important pieces for me, and so no one was able to open my credit card bill and charge up thousands of dollars. Whew!

So, what was your most recent scatterbrained moment? And does it top mine? Cuz mine's a doozy.

14 comments:

Laura said...

My absolute worst scatterbrained moment was a few years ago. We flew out to Los Angeles to visit my brothers. I had my purse and a big tote bag thing for the kids' snacks, games etc. All through the morning I kept checking to make sure I had them. We got to the gate, and I continued checking and rechecking. We got on the plane and I went to make sure I had my purse and the money (all of our travel $$) that was in it. Nope, no purse. I had left it in the seat next to mine at the gate. It was next to impossible to "swim upstream" against all of the people who were boarding. So, I did what was best. I began to cry. A steward noticed and went back to the gate. Lo and behold, someone had turned it in. Money and all. I thought my husband would never let me forget it. Although it would have been worse if we had been airborne when I noticed. The woman who turned it in would not even allow me to pay her anything. I hope she is having a wonderful life because she totally deserves it for that.

Anvilcloud said...

I have scatterbrained moments all of the time, so they are pretty forgettable. Most commonly, I have problems with grocery lists. The other day I had celery on the list. I calmly checked it off the list when I was in the produce department even though I hadn't put it in the cart.

Michelle said...

I keep leaving the front door wide open. The hallway isn't very large so when I haul in Elliot's pushchair I have to put it away before I can get back to the door, and sometimes I just don't remember...

Scout said...

I think it must have been last week when I ordered 4 dozen cherrystone clams instead of 4 dozen littlenecks, and I ended up with a refrigerator full of smelly things, all because I didn't read the directions.

Autumn's Mom said...

Leaving key in front door. All night.

captain corky said...

A couple months ago we asked our nephew to feed our cats while we were in Jersey and there was a "mix up" about leaving him the key. I would up sending it to him vie Fed EX Super Sonic Air over night. Cost me 300 bucks. The other alternative was for me to jump on a plane and hand him the key at the airport and then fly back to NJ an hour later. That was a very fun and rewarding experience...

Atasha said...

I tend to forget my car doors open. Not just slightly opened either. We went to the park 2 weeks ago and I went back to get something. Lo and behold the sliding door was pushed all the way back exposing all the mess in the kids row.

Years ago I left a carton of food on the roof of the car. It only fell off after driving a couple of blocks and of course busted open and made a nasty mess on the road. My husband told me the police will arrest me for this! :)

gmcountrymama said...

I left my car door wide open at work for 5 hours recently. I was scared I was losing my mind. I hope not.

Liz said...

I have so many I can't even name the most recent. Scatterbrained is a way of life for me. So much so that all I can think of is waking in a panic on Saturday morning, getting ready for work and just about to wake Abby up before I realized it was a weekend morning. I also find things in the refrigerator all the time that don't belong there.

Pendullum said...

Looking frantically for my keys for twenty minutes...
and they were in my hand...

Hope said...

I will quote liz, and say AMEN
"I have so many I can't even name the most recent. Scatterbrained is a way of life for me."

Family Adventure said...

I forget things all the time. I call my mom to wish her a happy birthday the day before her actual day, because I convince myself of the wrong date without checking the calendar on my computer or in the kitchen. I'll put the laundry on and forget to put it into the dryer. Ditto dryer to laundry basket. Until next time I need said washer/dryer.

Like hope said...it's a way of life here.

Heidi

Jess T said...

There are so many, but none pop in my head right now. Go figure!

Cherry said...

A while back Eric ruined one of my really good cooking pots by leaving water on to boil and then forgetting it. The non-stick surface bubbled and boiled and caused awful fumes to fill the house. Pan ruined.
I created a big stink about how he was careless with my things.
No more then a week later, I did the same thing with another pot in the set. 2 expensive pots down, and my face covered egg. No more non-stick pots for us!

I'm sure that wasn't the most recent scatterbrained moment, as I have them all the time.