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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by kobold, May 23, 2008.

  1. kobold

    kobold Banned

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    Distraction

    Ever been so distracted that you forgot what you were supposed to be doing? Such as going into a room for a specific purpose, then forgetting what the heck you went in there for?

    Last night, Mrs. K. wanted me to pick her up a snack on the way home. I had a couple of errands to run, and a fair bit to do to prepare for this weekend. So my mind is racing, thinking of this, that and the other.

    Pull into Dairy Queen. Damn, long line in the drive through. Figure "oh well, maybe it'll put her in a good mood", prepare for a long wait. Almost fifteen minutes later, I am the second car from the window. Then I realize: I didn't order any food, I just drove through. :embarassed: I sit there and ponder my options for a minute: (a) go to the window, and ask for my food. After all, what kind of idiot would not order something, they must have screwed up. (b) get to the window, and try to place my order then. I think that I might get a blizzard thrown my way with that option. (c) drive away in shame.

    So, I winged the car around, drove around the store, and went in and ordered her food. Not letting on what a doofus I am.

    Leave the store, figure I'd call one of the fellows that is helping me this weekend, make sure all of the stuff and plans are in order. Put the bluetooth headset on, turn it on, hit the button to voice dial. Nothing. Hit it again. Nothing. Figure, third time's the charm, hit it again. Nada. I was thinking that maybe the battery was getting low, went to grab my phone from my pocket to make sure they were connected. No. phone. Left it at my office, had to charge it during the day.

    Lord, help me.

    I can't even blame it on durf, poing or boobies. Boobies would have been the preferable excuse for being that distracted.
     
  2. buttershug

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    Re: Distraction

    Take up Zen Mediation. Then you can "be the snack".
     
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    Re: Distraction

    I have that sort of thing happen all the time. If it isn't written in my appointment book, it may as well not even bother existing. I have to write things down immediately as well. I blame it on constantly having far too much to do in far too short a period of time.
    As for basic things during the day, I am multi-tasking pretty much every second of every waking hour. Often this causes me to have to go back into a room I've just left to figure out why I was headed into a different room in the first place.
     
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    Re: Distraction

    Happens all the time. Sometimes I just wonder around aimlessly all day while acting like I'm in a hurry. Good thing I'm paid by the hour.
     
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    Re: Distraction

    Which begs the question...what was distracting you so much, K?
     
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    Re: Distraction

    No smecks for a long time?
     
  7. LuckyMe

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    Re: Distraction

    Ever see the TV show? You have it easy there buddy
     
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    Re: Distraction

    That sounds like my life on a day to day basis. :grin:
     
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    Re: Distraction

    This thread actually distracted me from what I was just doing.
     
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    Re: Distraction

    This is analogous to how I help clean up the house. I forget every other thing that I see and plan to do.
     
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    Re: Distraction

    Yeah, I do this constantly. Although it might help if I listened to what my wife was saying in the first place.
     
  12. BobCox2

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    Re: Distraction

    I just order at the window but use a European or Australian Accent if this happens.
    I always Blame Durf and I hate it when there is no Durf choice.
     

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