Today is another one of those holidays that you’ll probably forget. That’s right, an entire holiday dedicated to remembering what we’ve forgotten and remembering what not to forget in the future.
In honor of this day here’s some things we’ve forgotten:
“I once forgot that I was wearing my contact lenses while washing my face. I went in the bathroom to remove them and got distracted in between eyes. I started brushing my teeth, then washed my face. I slipped my glasses on and then looked up in the mirror and everything was blurry. I took my glasses off and cleaned them off thinking that there was a smudge I missed. My vision was the same whether or not my glasses were on or off. I then tried splashing water in my eyes thinking I must have something stuck in my eye. After my third round of water and eye drops, a feeling of panic started to grow, I was going to have to go into the doctor and hope nothing was seriously wrong with my eyes. How would I be able to read, watch TV, or play video games? What if I had to wear an eye patch?
Thankfully before the tears started I realized that I was still wearing one contact lens. ” -Sarah
“I used to fly back and forth from Little Rock Ark to Dallas Tx to visit my dad. One weekend my mom got me ready, packed my bag, drove me an hour to the airport, put me on a plane by myself and sent me to Dallas like she has many times before. I’m like 7 years old. I get to Dallas and no one is there to pick me up. I am sitting behind the counter at Southwest airlines for like an hour before they call my mom and she realized that she had forgotten that my dad’s weekend was the following weekend. She sent me on the wrong weekend and no one was waiting for me. Luckily my aunt lived not far from the airport and I got to spend the weekend with her. ” -Misty
“When I was a kid I went to the movies with my cousins. There were 8 of us kids. We got half way home when we realized we were one kid short. Sooooo…. We circled back to get him. He was playing video games in the lobby. He never knew we left!” – Jessica M.
“When I was about 5 years old, my mom took us to Sears in Hancock Center to buy school clothes for my big sisters. I used to love to hide under the racks of clothing while they shopped. Apparently, I hid a little too well. After checking out, my mom moved on to the next store, Kinney’s Shoes to buy shoes for my sisters. I finally came out of my hiding place to discover I couldn’t find my sisters or my mom. A nice lady at the store found me wandering around and took me to the central checkout station. She began to page my mom over the intercom. Since my mom was in an entirely different store, she didn’t hear the pages. It took her a few minutes (to me it felt like hours) to realize she was missing one of her little chickadees. Retracing her steps, she made her way back to Sears. As she came racing in the door, she saw me, sitting quite contentedly with several sweet store clerks keeping me entertained.” -Christi
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