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20+ Forgetful People That Couldn’t Help but Laugh at Their Stories

We all forget once in a while where we left our keys, if we turned off the stove or if we already put salt in the food. But some people are quite absent-minded, and it’s impossible not to end up comparing them to Dory from Finding Nemo.

  • I once ran into an elderly neighbor in the elevator. We talked, and he pushed the button for our floor. He lived across the hall. When the elevator door opened, I said goodbye and tried inserting the key to open it, but I realized the lock was not working. I turned around and saw the man having the same problem. Then an older lady opened the door he was trying to open too, and the man didn’t know what to do because he was so embarrassed. He apologized, and we went back to the elevator. Instead of pressing 3, he had pressed 4. I cracked when I came into my place. © Ana Anita / Facebook
  • Once I went out to the nearest store to buy bleach, but there was none, so I had to go somewhere else a little further away. I got there and bought it, but when I arrived home, I realized I had forgotten it, so I went back to the store. But since I was talking on the phone, I messed up and went into another store to claim the bleach. How embarrassing. © Claudia Arias Guapacha / Facebook
  • One morning I got up, went to the kitchen, filled my coffee mug, and heated it in the microwave. If you’ve never had hot soda, don’t. It’s disgusting! I still don’t know when I opened the refrigerator, filled the mug, and put that closed bottle back in. © Graciela Gorini / Facebook
  • I was desperately searching for my cell phone all over the house, even under the bed and the sofas. I realized it when I saw that I was looking for it with the cell phone flashlight in my hand. © Silvia Plaza Sanz / Facebook
  • One morning I got up to go to work as usual. That day I was a little late, and I got my children up in a hurry because I always took them to school before work. We rushed out like crazy and when we got to school, surprise: it was empty. There wasn’t a soul around, it happened to be a holiday. © Teresa Garcia / Facebook
  • I got out of the shower and asked my wife what was wrong with the soap because it smelled funny. She asked me: “What soap?” And I said: “A blue one.” She said, “Ah, it’s the dog’s. Your daughters bathed him in the bathroom.” © Julio César Carrillo Lopez / Facebook
  • Once, my wife and I went to a movie at a large shopping mall. We could not find the car when we came out, and I was sure we had left it there. We called security, and they found it in a similar place, but on another floor. It was embarrassing. © Israel Rubalcava / Facebook
  • Today I invited my friend to lunch to celebrate her birthday. We went to a new and more expensive restaurant than usual. At my insistence, we ate a lot and even ordered dessert. When the bill came, I looked for my wallet and couldn’t find it. I had taken it out the night before to check something and hadn’t put it back. My friend, the birthday girl, paid the bill. Tomorrow I will reimburse her. © Rosalba Gordon / Facebook
  • My father went to buy a chicken on his bike and returned on foot. Then he couldn’t find his bike and reported it stolen, he even posted it on Facebook. Another day he went to buy chicken again and saw it in the shop. He asked who had taken it, and the manager told him someone had left it there. © Silvia Valdez / Facebook
  • Once I was late to take my daughter to school. It was a few minutes before the bell rang. We rushed off and got there a minute early, I kissed her goodbye, and she went into the school. Then she turned to me and said, “Mom, where is my backpack? We had forgotten it. I had to go back home to get it.” © Ernes Gutierrez / Facebook
  • I laid down to rest after lunch and fell asleep. When I woke up, I was scared. I thought I was late for work. I put on my work clothes and went out. I looked at the sky and saw it looked strange because the sun was not where it was supposed to be. I returned home and looked at the time, it was five o’clock in the afternoon, and I thought it was dawn. © Mery Villabona / Facebook
  • When my daughters were young, I would drive them to school and then go to work. I often drove straight past the school and straight to work without noticing that they were still in the back seat because they were so quiet. © Maria Vanrock / Facebook
  • My mom got into a car similar to my dad’s, but it wasn’t his. She only noticed it a few minutes after seeing the steering wheel and glove compartment that looked different than usual. She got out of that car in a panic, and my dad was close by in his car, calling out to her and honking his horn. © Claudia Alejandra Guerrero Valdivia / Facebook
  • A few years ago, my dad worked in a furniture factory that was very close by, so he hardly ever left in his pickup truck. One day he took it with him, and when he came home, he came home on foot. He didn’t notice until my mom asked him about the truck. He had to rush back to work to bring it back. © Claudia Alejandra Guerrero Valdivia / Facebook
  • I went to work without changing from flip-flops to shoes. I only noticed when I walked into my office. They were old and dirty flip-flops. Embarrassed, I asked my supervisor if I could buy a pair of decent shoes. © Eunice Hernandez / Facebook
  • When I was on the beach, I went into the wrong house, thinking it was the one I was staying in. They all looked the same, side by side, with no number or markings. © John Wick Cubano Reloaded / Facebook
  • When I was 15, I worked in a shoe store. A family came in and bought a pair of shoes for their daughter, but I accidentally gave them the wrong pair. After they left, I noticed what happened but didn’t say anything, assuming that when they realized they were going to come back. After 15 minutes, I was buying lunch when I ran into them. They were eating at this place nearby. I said, “Hi, I think I made a mistake and gave you the wrong shoes.” They checked the box, and I told them to come by the shoe store to exchange them. My boss just said I had to be more careful next time. © Delfa de Marquez / Facebook

When did you realize that your level of absent-mindedness was through the roof? Who is the most forgetful person you know?

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