Sunday, October 14, 2007

Forget-me-not....

I walked all the way to the MRT station with the family only to realise that I've left my mobile outside the door. Ignoring the outbursts, i hurried back to find my trusty phone waiting patiently for me. This phone has survived many such scares. Leave alone woman-handling it by shoving it under umpteen things in the purse, I've left it behind in various shops, only to get a call from the owner to collect it back...That's the advantage of saving a number under 'home'.

I've always been err...absentminded ...Coincidentally, I married a guy who's equally so..He's misplaced 3 sun glares, one of which he placed on the roof of his car and then drove off...He sometimes forgets which grades the kids are in (I NEVER forget that!!)...I have to remind him about his Mom's b'day (he's never forgotten mine, though i think my sister reminds him!)...A sneaking suspicion that he uses this excuse very effectively when it comes to finishing the 'to-do' list

I think that marriage to him has definitely given me more than two kids......its increased my tendency to umm...forget...my son carries the legacy on...he drops the towel into the dustbin and the tissue paper on the hanger...not to mention the numerous waterbottles he loses at school each year...

There was this time when i sat in my car only to see a stranger there...the guy's jaw dropped...my eyes popped out...you see, it happened to be someone else's car...he was too busy sweating(probably his wife was due back any minute) by which time i had made good my escape to my own car where my driver (a necessity 'cos a car in my control is always out of control) was hyperventilating (i like this word!!!)'cos the memsahib had lost her head!!...Come on now, its not my fault all Esteems look the same...

Once I boarded an aircraft only to realise that my seat was also issued to another gentleman...gravely shook my head at the sad, sorry state of the airlines' management, i really rubbed it in...when a harried steward enters and informs me that I've managed to board the wrong flight!!! Oops, I did it again!!! If looks could kill, i definitely died with all the glares when I finally boarded the right flight...They had been kept waiting while the crew was tracing the elusive Suma...

At family functions, where everyone is always related to someone, I get to hear a lot of "don't u know me, i am your father's aunt's cousin's daughter-in-law",Huh!!! I'm always tense at such gatherings and once ended up introducing my husband to another man (whom i knew as a relation-in-law on my sis's side) who replied " I should know him my dear, I'm his uncle"! He in turn happened to be related in some way to somebody's somebody on my husband's side...(Blush...Blush...the only excuse...we were "just married"!!!So blame it on temporary amnesia ;)

I think that moving to Singapore has put my hubby more at ease...less chances of me sitting in someone else's car...even less chances of me locking myself out of the house with the keys inside...it's a door which cannot be locked unless you have the key!!!

Sigh...And you know what, I had to make that trip home again, i had forgotten to lock the house this time!!!

Psst...hubby seems to think it's selective loss of memory...'cos according to him I still remember the things he's done or not done and the growing list includes stuff from 13 years ago!!!...Hrrumph...(i hope that came out as a snort)...

14 comments:

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Its fun to be like that.Who cares if others find it funny.A hubby who is equally forgetful,its a double whammy enjoy.Selective amnesia,thats good too.remebering things from 13 years past..great couple..enjoy life !
TC
CU

Thinking Aloud said...

@ compassion unlimited...

hey, thanks...it does create funny moments, though unintentional...keep dropping by :)

Ps said...

Hee heee--My brother is that way too..he too has left this really expensive pair of sunglasses on top of his car and driven off..TWICE!I laughed out loud picturing you getting into someone's car.And what in the world were the airline ground staff doing when they let you board the wrong flight!
Its little things like these that make life interesting--not to mention blog posts too!:-)

Thinking aloud... said...

@ps..
see..i told everyone that it was the airlines' fault...it was at indore - very mismanaged place...but nobody's convinced...my mom used to give me one house key, my dad another labelled one and a third is left at my sister's place and everytime i've had to use that third key :(

Joy said...

Truely hilarious. I was laughing at you plane and car incidents. Have you ever thought : Absentmindedness is sign of high intellect. Most of the well educated are "absent minded professors".

Thinking aloud... said...

@joy
nice of you to put it that way...though i think my absentmindedness is more due to lack of focus...I'm always lost in my thoughts...:)

Shobha said...

Oh...glad to know there are many in the absent minded club :D Good that you have an equally absent minded husband. Atleast you wouldn't be called careless all the time :p

Thinking aloud said...

@shobha...but it pays to be careless sometimes...that's how my first boy came into the picture...;)

Prats said...

** think that marriage to him has definitely given me more than two kids......its increased my tendency to umm...forget...**

Well said..it sure does rub in....cos it makes me stuff the mixer into the refrigerator and then wonder why it doesn't fit in :(
And those missing water bottles....never found a solution to it as yet.....just more shopping

Thinking aloud said...

@ prats...
welcome back...hey u've also done that:)) feels good to see that absentmindedness is not a disease...LOL

Prats said...

Definitely not a disease....I consider it a talent....to amuse and regale later :)

Thinking aloud said...

@prats
:) u said it!!

Preethi said...

lol suma.. loved this.. you remind me of my dad.. he is the lost brother of the absent minded professor!!

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