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You Forget 4 Things A Day – Here’s The 50 Most Common

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A new study finds that you are not actually crazy when you forgot where you’re keys are on a regular basis. In fact, the results say the average person forgets four things a day.

The study was conducted with 2,000 adults – The most common things forgotten included leaving without a phone, where your keys are, and misplacing your wallet.  In total, most of the respondents were found to have forgotten over 1,400 things in a year.

Ladies, it should be noted that 56% of guys really rely on YOU in a relationship to remember things. The opposite is said for you; most women say they can’t rely on their other half to remember things. This also explains why in relationships women tend to have the better memory of the two. Even more proof is that guys are also more forgetful on passing along important messages, birthdays, and anniversaries. (I’m guilty of that myself, a lot)

Women get more upset when they forget or misplace things. One in four female respondents said they have lied when forgetting something “big” in fear of getting in trouble for it.

Post-It Brands commissioned the study saying that:

Our days are so jam packed full of tasks whether at work or at home, it’s no surprise people find it hard to keep track of everything.

With much longer working hours, financial concerns and just busier lifestyles, even those with the best memory can stumble when it comes to remembering even the most simple of things during a hectic day.

So what are the most common things forgotten by people? Below is the TOP 50, better known as the “THE FORGOTTEN FIFTY

  1. Forget what you went into a room for
  2. Misplacing keys
  3. Forgetting things on your grocery shop
  4. People’s names when you’re introducing them
  5. Where you put your pen
  6. Taking meat out to defrost
  7. Forgetting to respond to an email
  8. Forgetting to post something
  9. Forgetting what you’re searching for online or on the computer
  10. Forgetting where the car was parked
  11. Forgetting where a wallet was put down
  12. Words to songs
  13. Forgetting to get milk/dinner/groceries on your way home
  14. Forgetting to respond on social media
  15. Forgetting to reply to texts
  16. Watering plants
  17. Friends’/family’s phone numbers
  18. Forgetting to record a good programme on TV
  19. Putting washing in the machine and forgetting to switch it on
  20. Putting bins out
  21. Who has sugar/no sugar in their tea
  22. Metric/imperial measurement conversions
  23. Looking for glasses/sunglasses when they’re on your head
  24. Forgetting your pin numbers
  25. Taking library books back
  26. Forgetting to bring washing in off the line
  27. Anniversaries
  28. Forgetting the train or bus times
  29. Booking appointments like dentist/opticians
  30. Paying bills
  31. Pick up the phone and forget who you were about to call
  32. Forgetting a meeting
  33. Forgetting to clean your teeth
  34. Forgetting to put your watch on
  35. Forgetting social plans/evening events
  36. Dentist/doctor appointment
  37. Booking a train ticket in advance
  38. Forgetting to pull the flush
  39. Forgetting your debit/credit card in the machine
  40. Forgetting to put the toilet seat back down
  41. Paying somebody back
  42. Forgetting to get fuel
  43. Forgetting to shave
  44. Partner’s birthday
  45. Simple recipes like how long you boil an egg
  46. Forgetting to renew car/home insurance/MOT
  47. Giving kids money for school trip/dinners
  48. Feeding animals/getting someone to feed animals
  49. Who is a vegetarian when you have friends for dinner
  50. Forgetting which fuel you need in the car

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