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Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 27, 2020 08:15PM
I just refilled my coffee mug and put it in the microwave to warm up and went back to the computer while it heated. [BTW, this is probably not going where you think it is because…] After a minute or so, I took the coffee out of the microwave and added my usual sugar and cream. Went back to my office with the mug and sat down at the computer again. Then, after another minute or two, I got up again and went back to the kitchen to “get my coffee”. When I opened the microwave, I was baffled for several seconds as to why it was empty.



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 27, 2020 08:19PM
old fogey smiley

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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 27, 2020 08:22PM
Most days I play the "what did I do with my coffee cup" game. It's usually not far away. I don't think it's getting old so much as getting scatter brained from trying to do multiple things simultaneously.
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 27, 2020 08:24PM
last week i was about to leave the house and couldn’t find my keys. i had just had them. emptied all my pockets. retraced my steps. started to get really frustrated and annoyed.

finally found them. hanging from my mouth.

no, i don’t think you’re old at all.



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 27, 2020 08:28PM
I do something similar. I'll reheat a cup & proceed to another 'task'. Sometime later
I'll be sitting @ the desk and then it hits me! Retrieve cup, back to desk.
old fogey smiley



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 27, 2020 08:41PM
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MrNoBody
I do something similar. I'll reheat a cup & proceed to another 'task'. Sometime later
I'll be sitting @ the desk and then it hits me! Retrieve cup, back to desk.
old fogey smiley

I constantly microwave coffee, forget and leave it in there. Then an hour later or whatever come back and find the inside of the microwave covered in condensation. facepalm

That's why I added the parenthetical comment. But coffee disappearing into a black hole in the microwave was new. smiley12



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 27, 2020 08:44PM
.....your glasses are.......on top of your head.......



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 27, 2020 08:51PM
Mrs. Buzz would be happy to 'splain it you, if only she could remember what your problem was....
Senior moments abound. Embrace the new reality.
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 27, 2020 08:52PM
Then an hour later or whatever come back and find the inside of the microwave covered in condensation.

I feel so much better now! thumbsup smiley



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: JoeM
Date: June 27, 2020 08:53PM
It’s a daily occurrence here. Nothing to really be concerned about until it becomes your false teeth.



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 27, 2020 09:00PM
The right question asked of the right forum.coffee smiley

My multi-tasking days aren't yet in the rear-view mirror - they're more like in the side-view headed to the rear.
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: wave rider
Date: June 27, 2020 09:19PM
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NewtonMP2100
.....your glasses are.......on top of your head.......

And often I find my pencil behind my ear…



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 27, 2020 09:31PM
My problem is - where did I put that?

I'll be working on something and set a screwdriver, scissors, or some object down nearby, and not have any idea where I left it.

I'm at the point when I do set something down, I look at it and tell myself where it is, while looking at it, so as to actually put in in my memory.

People with HSAM, sometimes referred to as photographic memory and more correctly as eidetic memory, have the ability to recall almost if not everything they've seen or experienced.

It seems as though I have the opposite situation these days- I often have to deliberately 'clock' it to get it in memory in the first place.

Currently, outwardly, I chalk it up to being absent minded.

Internally, I wonder from time to time.

And don't get me started about 'blanking' on names...




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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 27, 2020 09:31PM
You are old when you put your coffee cup in the fridge, turn on the microwave, come back and find your TV remote on fire.



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: June 27, 2020 09:37PM
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NewtonMP2100
.....your glasses are.......on top of your head.......

I saw my wife looking everywhere for her glasses. She’s almost blind without them. She was wearing them, looking through the lenses, all the time!
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 27, 2020 09:40PM
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graylocks
last week i was about to leave the house and couldn’t find my keys. i had just had them. emptied all my pockets. retraced my steps. started to get really frustrated and annoyed.

finally found them. hanging from my mouth.

no, i don’t think you’re old at all.

I have done that, but it was when I was a LOT younger, so it’s not an age thing. smiling smiley





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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: bruceko
Date: June 27, 2020 10:27PM
isn't that normal?
today I started a cup of coffee with the Nespresso.
apparently I forgot to put the cup under the spout and it covered the countertop with a nice cup of coffee.
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 27, 2020 10:43PM
...so did you handle that with a sponge or straw?
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 27, 2020 11:05PM
"I'll be buggered. There's my glasses, right there on my face. No wonder I couldn't find them." Someone said that, can't remember who.



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 27, 2020 11:37PM
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RAMd®d
I'm at the point when I do set something down, I look at it and tell myself where it is, while looking at it, so as to actually put in in my memory.

People with HSAM, sometimes referred to as photographic memory and more correctly as eidetic memory, have the ability to recall almost if not everything they've seen or experienced.

This. I look at it as the mental 24 megapixel camera that provided the pseudo photographic memory of my youth has been replaced with cognitive post-it notes and a whiteboard.

And I know the day is in the offing where I’ll have to break out the colored yarn and pushpins to keep the connections straight, CSI style.

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And don't get me started about 'blanking' on names...

Oh I just tell people flat out when I meet them that I’ll probably forget their name two or three times before it sticks. Most people laugh and say no problem.

Most. big grin smiley
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: MikeF
Date: June 27, 2020 11:39PM
Do kids playing on your lawn bother you?
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 28, 2020 01:07AM
I can relate to ALL OF THIS!

I'm aged.
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: June 28, 2020 05:20AM
I think I’m among the youngest on the forum....

Maybe 1/6 of the time, I make my French press, and later wonder why I am so tired. The next day I go to make a cup and the previous day's is still sitting there waiting to be poured in a cup and drink. Oh, that’s why!
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: June 28, 2020 08:48AM
It’s been said: “Don’t worry if you can’t remember where you put the fork, worry if you can’t remember what a fork is used for.”
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: jh
Date: June 28, 2020 10:08AM


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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 28, 2020 10:09AM
.....wait until the diaper phase.......we all start our lives in diapers.......and end up in diapers......



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 28, 2020 11:29AM
I have that name forgetting affliction myself. I have days where I can name names instantaneously, but other days... it's a blank. Especially true with celebrities. I'll reach for my iPhone to get the info if I draw a blank.



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 28, 2020 05:56PM
....you will know when you start having prostate issues.....



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 28, 2020 07:25PM
Don't probate issues come after you're gone?cartman smiley
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: June 28, 2020 08:51PM
On more occasions than I care to admit, I've washed my face while in the shower (usually one of the very last things I do), and then literally a couple seconds after I've put down the soap, I've forgotten whether or not I've washed my face. I think it's when my mind is simply on other things, and I'm doing something that is so completely rote, that I am not even paying attention to what I'm doing.



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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: Don C
Date: June 28, 2020 09:30PM
Names have always been an issue for me. When I make a phone call, I rehearse to myself the names of who might answer before I enter the last digit so I don't go blank when they answer.

My wife often has one cup of coffee in the microwave and another on the table beside her chair.
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 28, 2020 09:48PM
My wife often has one cup of coffee in the microwave and another on the table beside her chair.


Maybe just trying to mask which cup contains the real stuff?
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 29, 2020 11:42AM
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RgrF
My wife often has one cup of coffee in the microwave and another on the table beside her chair.


Maybe just trying to mask which cup contains the real stuff?
coffee smiley drink smiley

If additions to coffee in lieu of something else entirely, do you prefer sambuca or kahlua?
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 29, 2020 04:54PM
D O H !!

OK, here's my latest...
Replacing batteries on some UPS units, swapping a larger APC from the BR to the
A/V system and the A/V's smaller one to the BR.
Pull the BR unit, replace battery & place in A/V rack. ez pz
Next the smaller unit gets a new battery & I install it on the floor behind the BR TV cart.
Wait, why are some of the cords not reaching?? <really scratching head>

Doh! Because I forgot that fast, the UPS should be on the bottom shelf of the cart,
NOT on the efffin floor!
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Re: Am I old? You be the judge.
Posted by: digby
Date: June 30, 2020 08:34PM
I got ready for middle age by watching my uncle, who I take after. If you went for a hike in the woods behind his house, you'd usually find three for four half-filled coffee cups.

I always kid that I just need an app that will tell me WHY I walked into the kitchen.
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