You get an inkling that you are absent-minded…

When you forget to take wet clothes out of the washing machine and keep them lying there for one whole day.


Its when you realize those clothes were never washed in the first place because you completely forgot to press the ‘START’ button, that you know for sure you’re daft.

Or does it mean you’re getting old??


48 thoughts on “You get an inkling that you are absent-minded…

  1. LOL! I once put clothes in the washer, turned it on (I was smart, eh!) and then forgot about it. I mean completely memory erosion about them. Now we are looking for a particular shirt, not in the not on hangers, ironing pile, not in the hamper……we declared it lost. After two days I again start my laundry and see a load full there!! All wrinkled and a soggy, musty mess. Wash them again in the washer and then forgot to transfer them in the dryer….oh well!!

    D: That was hilarious! Sorry, but couldn’t help laughing my heart out reading your experience :). LOL @ memory erosion. Welcome to my space πŸ™‚


    1. Deepas….. btw, that’s me as magicaldays….sorry I didn’t know I was logged in through that identity!! I have done this before too on IHM’s blog…..more proff of getting old I guess!!

      D: Arre, its you! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  2. Deeps, I did the exact same thing yesterday!!!!!! I was so zapped when I read this ! Coz I had stepped out, and came back to take out the washed clothes only to find that I had forgotten to press the start button πŸ™‚ Age certainly catching up πŸ™‚

    D: Soul Sisters, are we, Smits πŸ™‚ Thankfully the Silly-Crazy duo opted against the awards, else they would have had a tough time deciding on who to give the coveted trophy, nahi πŸ˜†


    1. Well guess that is why god told me to take good care of my two old buddies :mrgreen: see that is why I write long mails reminding you guys abt everything πŸ˜›

      D: Yeah sure! Friends like you are a blessing, Saksh!!!


  3. U girls r giving a chance for ppl like Vimmuuu to leave a nice comment πŸ˜›

    D: Hitchy & Masood have already given a good start ..wonder how Vimmu the bugger will take it forward πŸ˜€


  4. ROFL !!!! Deeps, I wouldnt suggest that age is catching up becos, that might eventually mean the same for me too. πŸ˜‰ So, my explanation : There are tooo many things on the mind, that its possible to skip a few. he he he πŸ˜†

    D: There you go! That was indeed such a huge relief, Uma. So all is not lost huh?? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  5. lol!!! Time for automating the washing machines further! Once it has been loaded it shud now say “Put me On” πŸ˜‰

    D: Couldnt agree with you more, Smita. Talking of further automating of machines, there needs to be a feature to get the clothes folded also right after washing. What a blessing it’d be then! πŸ˜€

    Not ur fault at all πŸ˜€


  6. A few months back, I did such a blunder and then had the guts to publish it as a post too. But all I got was abuses from you all !!! Hmmmpphhh !!! What goes up, comes down !!!

    D: Oye! Not anymore though. Like Smita said, now you’ll find ways to wriggle out of your mess by blaming Laxmi πŸ˜›


  7. Has happened to me, OMG don’t tell me I am daft! The best thing was when I put the butter in the oven instead of the fridge and had it turn rancid! πŸ˜‰

    D: LOL, that was classic, Shail. I cant even imagine the odour that would have spread around your house when you opened the oven door πŸ˜€


  8. I actually begin sentences and then forget to complete them. It is irritating to the offspring on the other side of the phone. I have been nicknamed Capt. Linger!
    They’d rather chat with me than converse ….

    D: That was really funny! LOL @ Cap. Linger! Believe me I’m having a ball reading the varied experiences here :D. Welcome here, Ritu πŸ™‚


  9. The post and the comments…haa haa:):):) These days I am forgetting my classmates, even their photos don’t remind of me sitting in the same class with them… ahaa Am I growing old toooo!!!

    D: Oh no, you’re not, sweetie! You’re plain forgetful πŸ˜€


  10. ha ha I would say welcome to the group or appoint naman to remind me these days after I start the machine Ojas will come up to me and say “mumma on kar diya” and then when the clothes are done he goes up to the maid and tell her “bahar dal do”


    D: πŸ˜† ! Seriously,we give our kids so many instances to think we are nutcases πŸ˜€


  11. ROFL!!! I leave clothes inside the machine for days together, without drying them out. The only time I take them out of the machine is when the laundry bag can hold no more dirty clothes!! And I don’t even feel guilty about it :-))))

    D: Thats the spirit, Pals!! πŸ˜€


  12. Deeps my sympathies….but u cant compete with me. I’ve done the above many times but chk this out…I wash the clothes, take it out…stop half-way taking it out & think hard….trying to recall u see…if I put the washing pwdr before switching it on.
    After 5 minutes I still dont remmeber…then I squint at each item to see if its clean……after 5-10 mins I give up coz but I cant make out…
    then I start smelling each item of clothing….sniffing hard to get the whiff of fabric softener or something.

    D: Know what, Nance, sniffing is what I had to do too to find out the clothes were not washed! *same pinch* πŸ˜€

    Then I give up….coz I already knw I didnt add the pwdr but was hoping a miracle happened 😦

    D: πŸ˜†


  13. Hahaahaaaaa…I am laughing so happpily…My name ‘Maradhi Manni’ (Queen of forgetfullness) is awarded to all of you here. I didn’t say you are all getting old, you see!

    D: Maradhi manni I am, doubt!


  14. I think you are not daft nor it’s old age……….. all this is a ploy to get a post for your blog??? :mrgreen: Bhagoooooooo…………….Sols bachaoooooooo…..

    D: Amazing, Saksh, your intelligence is par excellence :mrgreen:


  15. It happened to me but not washing maching,i kept the rice in microwave and i was trying to hear the beep after 10 minutes.Then went to check if rice is done or not only to see that i didn’t switch on the microwave.Maybe as u said growing old…

    D: LOL!


  16. πŸ˜€ I can imagine this. Happens with me all the time. There have been times when I have done something like boiled an egg and then thinking that I made toast but forgot egg, fried one only to find a nice egg lying in a pan of warm near the sink.

    D: LOL!!

    with two brats one does get to become absent minded. lol


  17. I have had to ask myself if I had bath actually taking a bathe… ehem… common phenomenon??

    D: πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Well, I must say you are one of the few lucky and blessed people who is contented n comfortable with the life as it is….


  18. hota ha hota:)…I have seen the worse thing ..people taking out vessels from the dish washer and using it(though they forgot to start the washer)

    D: ha ha ha


  19. Came by from the link on Sandhya’s blog. It happens all the time. And in your case I do not think you are getting old ( you seem quite young – in comparison). Probably preoccupied. Quite normal

    D: Welcome here, Radha :). Thank you so much for saying its normal..thats quite reassuring πŸ™‚


  20. he he he haw haw hawwww….

    We men never forget such things as pressing the start button…

    (That we never wash clothes is a different thing :P)

    Ok, I’ll confess, my mom and now my wife call me ‘Pado popat seetaram’

    Coz. I only do what they tell me to do.

    Like once my mom told me to put the lock on the door. I put the lock but didn’t pull the latch first πŸ™‚

    My wife tells me Get Brown bread. I come back empty handed coz. he didn’t have Brown bread. I didn’t get white bread instead πŸ™‚

    So actually, I’ve been old since I was a kid then πŸ˜€


  21. *humming* abhi toh main bachchi hoon Deeps πŸ™„

    These amnesiac sort of things don’t happen to me *looks regal*
    They happen only to …….psssttttt…..’older’ people :mrgreen:
    *runnning like hell*


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