Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Short-term Memory Loss!!

Am I getting older or am I a pathetic multi-tasker? This Thanksgiving weekend joins my (huge) list of 'unforgettable day(s)'. Thanksgiving day morning, after tons of planning and rescheduling our trip (to relatives' to spend the holidays) due to weather, traffic etc., with everyone at the doorstep ready to climb into the car, I didn't seem to find my purse! After a quick scan in all the usual places and not finding it, I concluded that I must have left it somewhere during an outing. Thursday being a holiday on account of Thanksgiving, we couldn't do much. Friday morning, in between his precious cricket match, my husband called every credit card company/bank and blocked/froze all the accounts. I called every friend, store that I visited during the previous days only to get a negative! The inventory of my purse discussed a dozen times, my outings reconstructed step-by-step another 'n' times, everyone sharing their stories about how they lost(and sometimes found) their purses, our wonderful long weekend whizzed past! Sunday afternoon, even while driving back home, we were almost set to drive to the Police station to file a complaint. For some reason, we decided to get home first and even before my husband finished unloading things from the trunk, he saw my smiling face and understood that the 'culprit' purse has been waiting in a 'safe place' at home all weekend!!!

13 comments:

keerthi said...

you should have tried the Google's Home Search. It would have given you "12 Purses Found, and the one you are currently searching for is in the North Shelf".... :)

NaiKutti said...

haha... that happens often, right when there are so many people waiting or u r running short on time... ghajini partha effect a??

Bala (Karthik) said...

Murphy's law! Idhai purindhu kondavargal vaazhvil thelivaga iruppaargal :)

Munimma said...

:-) I forgot my purse once in my relative's house in Ottawa and drove almost an hour before I remembered it ;-) Age creeping up on us in bits and pieces

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

It happens quite often to a lot of people, I really dont think coining a term such as short term memory loss is the way to go :)

Raju said...

hahah.. happens all the time.. Now, I have kept my 'mail-in-rebate forms' safely somewhere.. Couldnt find during a 10 min. search yesterday.. thats the job for the forthcoming weekend..

It is probable that the person while keeping it 'safely' was in a 'different personality' of the MPD.. :-)

sen said...

aparna,
gazhni styllaa write down things on a paper with photographs and arrow marks :). It happens....

atleast it took you 2 days i have rediscovered by creits cards minutes after cancelling them.

Me too said...

Good one from who else than G(oogl)eerthi!!!

Karthik, 'Gajini' innum paakaadhappave indha effect!!

Bala(karthik), true! For once, I was cool-headed than my hubby this time(b'cos it was my fault!)!

Munimma, my father commented on the phone, 'Amma maadhiri irukkaame enna maadhiri en irukke'!!

Vijay, chumma, eye-catchy title-kkaaga!!

Raju, 'safely'-a? Good luck with the search!

Sen, neenga vera! Andha paper-a engiyavadhu vechittu thedanam apparam!!

Balaji said...

LOL. join the club :) and worse is when i don't find the damn thing after searching for 10 mins and then wife finds it right away "in the place it was supposed to be in"!!

tt_giant said...

Whew.. thank heavens you found it. But you must have cut a sorry figure calling the banks and credit card companies and asking them to start over your account again!!.

cellvi said...

btw, pursai thedum bothu, yerkanave marathial kanamal pona vera item yethavathu kidaithatha??

Me too said...

Balaji, no, no! Club-ellam illai! 'Yaanaikkum adi sarukkum' episode! Me too "the typical wife" only!

Deepak, "Whew.." - I know! 'Sorry figure' is my hubby!!

cellvi, no 'serendipities' this time!

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