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You know you're starting to lose it when...

 
 
Mame
 
Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2021 08:18 pm
I was at my son and DIL's tonight and was talking about a buying a new chef's knife and I couldn't think of the word so I used a cutting motion and said, "you know, cutter". They howled at that. My husband did this the other day, too. He wanted to know where the garbage bags were and he asked where the black plastic things are. I had no idea what he was talking about so he said, 'you throw stuff in them'. Oh, garbage bags Smile
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2021 08:22 pm
I do that sort of thing all the time.
Seizan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 12:13 am
I had trouble the other day remembering the writey thing with the, you know, stuff that makes words on paper...

Gosh darn it -- you sign your name with it -- what's that called again...? I can SEE it in my mind! Here, gimme a pen so I can draw a pic ... oh.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 01:11 am
@Seizan,
Now, that's funny. And sounds about right, too.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 02:45 am
@Mame,
"Getting on in years" is a bitch!

I forget so much...so many words lately, it is actually scary.

But people keep telling me, "We all do it."
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 02:56 am
@Mame,
Trying to tell my son about a great film I'd seen.

What's the name of the movie Dad?.

Ehh ohh it's called ehh (clicking fingers) you know that guy from that comedy show is in it, ehh ahh what's his name, he was in a film with ehh what's her name ehh, she's what's her names daughter. ehh.


This can go on for 5 minutes or so, eventually he'll get tired of it You're losing it Dad.

Of course as soon as he's gone I'll remember the name of the bloody movie.



edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 05:37 am
I have tended to do this most of my life. What took the cake was the time I could not recall how to spell my first name, which is Charles.
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Seizan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 06:14 am
My Dad used to say,

"There are four ways to know when you are getting old.
First, you repeat things.
Second, you forget things.
Third, you repeat things.
Uh, I can't remember the fourth one..."

Yeah, thanks, Dad. It's funny, but not so much anymore...

... What was the topic again ...?
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Seizan
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 06:19 am
My Grandpa (on my Mom's side) was more dignified about aging.

He said,

"You don't really forget more often than when you were young. Your mind actually becomes sharper, and cognition increases. You are simply becoming more aware of the number of times you forget the same things you used to forget and not pay attention to when you were young."
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 06:30 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

I forget so much...so many words lately, it is actually scary.


But you learn new swear words on an almost daily basis.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 07:09 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:

I forget so much...so many words lately, it is actually scary.


But you learn new swear words on an almost daily basis.

Oh, well that!!!

Remember that I am a golfer. Only so many new ones you can learn. It gets to the point where you have to say the same ole words, but with an accent...or differently stressed.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 07:41 am
In my self defense, my mother called me the absent minded professor.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 07:52 am
With my word loss situation, it comes and ... and .... and ...
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 10:03 am
@eurocelticyankee,
My MIL used to do that all the time. I always found it hilarious and a great game - guess which movie and actors. We'd all laugh and get in on it. My husband asks me to please use nouns.
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 11:57 am
@Mame,
Ok this is really scary --- I was trying to remember one of my favorite people - my husband's grandmother - when she used to forget a word she always had the same word she used in place of it ---

The scary thing is that word has slipped my mind! It is right there but I can't think of it!

Ah dangnabit - I will let you know what that word is later when it comes back.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 12:17 pm
I got in the habit when working of entering the shop and stopping to tell myself "I don't know why I'm here." I dealt with it by replying forcefully, "You do know why you are here." THen everything would click.
lmur
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 12:18 pm
@Mame,
What's that thing where you can't..you know..the word..,you know it...you...can't...what 's that called?
Forgetting?
Yeah, that's it.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 12:27 pm
@edgarblythe,
Well, I went into a room today and actually did remember what I was there for. Okay, it was the bathroom, but still. . . .
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 12:30 pm
@roger,
It would get pretty messy if you didn't
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Sep, 2021 12:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
Nah. I'd just go back later in hopes of remembering why I was there.
 

 
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