Comments: Eraser Head

Wait... Who are you again?

Posted by K-Nine at June 28, 2011 10:46 PM

Oh that's happened too. I can't go there... *sheesh*

Although I have posted the worst and the one my husband hated the most was the time I woke up at 2AM, completely disoriented. It woke him up too as I sat bolt right up in bed, looked at him and said, "Who are you and why are you in my bed..."

Yeah, I won't be keeping a gun under my pillow anytime soon. :)

Posted by Bou at June 28, 2011 10:55 PM

can't remember how many times i had to let my fingers remember the combinations to the safes. they could also dial the squadron co's phone number all by themselves.

Posted by curtis at June 28, 2011 11:38 PM

And it doesn't get any better as you get older. Somedays I feel like its an all-day pop-quiz. What's my password? What year did we implement the new system? My sister calls...what year did we dig up the septic tank? Then you ride down the elevator with a co-worker you've known for 20 years and can't even come up with their name.

Notepads keep me focused...sorta.

Posted by Jerry in Texas at June 29, 2011 12:07 AM

I have that happening to me distressingly often, usually under moments of stress where I need to access something RIGHT NOW, and the password decides to fly out the other ear. Also what bothers me is people I used to hang with or know for years, and after being away from them for so long I can no longer recall their names. That too is becoming more common. Trace Alzheimer's or early senility?

Posted by diamond dave at June 29, 2011 12:30 AM

I don't know if you all are making me feel better or worse!

Today I stopped and got coffee, two apple juices, and a bagel at a little drive thru coffee place. The girl who was working there handed me the bagel, then the apple juice, and then the coffee. Then I sat there ... waiting for the bagel! I don't know if my mind was just on autopilot, or if this is how dementia starts ... I felt like such a maroon!!!

Posted by PeggyU at June 29, 2011 01:45 AM

Sounds like you need to defragment the hard drive and clear out the extra history a little more often.

I believe it's called thinking about nothing.

Posted by Andrew Phule at June 29, 2011 01:51 AM

Yep! Happened to me. When I was your age. The ATM took my card and wouldn't give it back. Fortunately, it was right outside my credit union. I went in and did my withdrawal the old fashioned way with a withdrawal slip and a human teller. I couldn't remember my account number but since it was based on my employee number the teller knew my account number with me giving her my employee number. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my card until the next day, since they only opened the ATM at night. Fah! Wait until you get to be my age. Then it really starts getting bad.

Don't even get me started on passwords since I managed multiple systems with multiple passwords, and like a good little tech weenie I never wrote them down. And, they had to be changed every two months, and had to be a combo of letters and numbers.

Posted by Denny at June 29, 2011 07:40 PM

What gets me is the women I used to work with in Boston. One of the girls would get married and almost immediately all the women had her last name memorized. I had enough trouble trying to remember her last name before she got married; after she got married I never did remember it. I have problems remembering names anyway. I can remember someone's SSN for years. I used to use the same people to check out the payroll system and I had all their SSN's remembered. I didn't remember their names but I remembered their SSN. Same with telephone numbers and license plates. I still remember my dad's license plate and he died in 1981.

Posted by dick at July 2, 2011 02:21 AM

Dick - I remember numbers better too: account numbers, phone numbers, etc. I have to do that, because if I wrote it down, I'd lose it! Always misplacing keys, my purse, and my phone.

Posted by PeggyU at July 2, 2011 12:35 PM

I never have my computer remember passwords or logins. I still make myself dial familiar numbers without using contact lists or speed dial. I don't auto-store passwords for too many websites and certainly none of importance.

I am having trouble, however, in remembering every place I've worked in the last 10 years.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at July 3, 2011 06:41 AM