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    Wait, what was I doing?!?

    Got all excited because the pedals I ordered for my upcoming 29er build came in the mail from the UK tonight. Had to open the box and drool all over them at the Post Office. Got home, started making dinner, took them out of the box again, and realized one was missing.

    Started retracing my steps and found the missing pedal in the bathroom.

    I know this kind of stuff didn't happen when I was in my 20s.

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    Hope you were wearing the SPD,s while resting on the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustAHill View Post
    Got all excited because the pedals I ordered for my upcoming 29er build came in the mail from the UK tonight. Had to open the box and drool all over them at the Post Office. Got home, started making dinner, took them out of the box again, and realized one was missing.

    Started retracing my steps and found the missing pedal in the bathroom.

    I know this kind of stuff didn't happen when I was in my 20s.
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    It's not unlike that anybody here who when hunting for the remote cotrol for the TV found it in the fridge is it?

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    At least you found it the same day... I have too many of these where I can't find the object for days.
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    Spent 4 hours looking for my wallet a few days ago. It had slid from my pocket and lodged behind the driver's seat. Darned black wallets resting on a black floormat. Very hard to see. I'm going to get a flourescent orange one!!
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    I am NOT going to ask what you were doing with a bicycle pedal in the bathroom !
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    Never unclip when you are sitting on the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    Never unclip when you are sitting on the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustAHill View Post
    I know this kind of stuff didn't happen when I was in my 20s.
    Maybe you have forgotten...

    In my 20s, I know that I lost a car in the CBD of the city where I lived; I couldn't remember where I parked it after leaving work (and no, I wasn't affected by any substance).

    Now, it's a case of forgetting where I put down the bike tool 30 seconds after I used it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    It's not unlike that anybody here who when hunting for the remote cotrol for the TV found it in the fridge is it?
    Nope. But did find the sunglasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    Nope. But did find the sunglasses.
    Let me guess. They were in the hood of your sweatshirt.
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    Oh, thanks for the chuckle. I too have sometimers. Too many times I go into a room and think, "What did I come in here for,"? or "I just had the fill in the blank here in my hand--where did it go.?"


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    We like to call it: Sometimers, as "some time we remember and some times we don't"! Glad to know, I'm not the ONLY one it happens to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PomPilot View Post
    Let me guess. They were in the hood of your sweatshirt.
    No, they were in the refrigerator.
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    Just been down the garden to let out the chickens and when I got there-I did not have a cup of coffee in my hand- That is not normal so back up to the house to make a coffee. 20 minutes later up to the house and There was a warm cup of coffee on the table. I cannot remember making that first cup of coffee

    Comes to it when the necessities of life- first morning coffee- are forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Spent 4 hours looking for my wallet a few days ago. It had slid from my pocket and lodged behind the driver's seat. Darned black wallets resting on a black floormat. Very hard to see. I'm going to get a flourescent orange one!!
    Won't the fluorescent orange floormat clash with the interior?

    And wouldn't hi-viz be more in keeping with being a cyclist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    Won't the fluorescent orange floormat clash with the interior?

    And wouldn't hi-viz be more in keeping with being a cyclist?
    You librarians are SO literal. OK, my sentence construction is something up with which I shall not put.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    In my 20s, I know that I lost a car in the CBD of the city where I lived; I couldn't remember where I parked it after leaving work (and no, I wasn't affected by any substance).
    This is a good thing to realize. When we did flaky things when we were younger, we laughed. When we do flaky things now, we see it as a sign of aging.

    Too many times I go into a room and think, "What did I come in here for?"
    I've found a trick that sometimes helps with this: I find that I can go exact place in the room that I intended to go, even though I can't remember why I went there. That is, instead of standing puzzled in the middle of the room, I follow the subtle urge to go to, for example, the left side drawer of the desk.

    This works surprisingly often, and I'm guessing that my spatial memory (go to the drawer) works differently from my conceptual memory (get the red pencil).
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    Get up to go to the bathroom and forget where you are going halfway there......................
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    I loaned a flashlight to my kid who lives down the street for a big wind storm that took out a lot of power lines. I kept looking for it for a very long time. I finally remembered I loaned it to her, when I was wondering which of my bike ride friends might have borrowed it for some of our night rides.

    Of course by now, I forgot how long I looked for it..................
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