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I am Awesome!

When I was in my 2nd grade my teacher conducted a memory test. She put 10 things on a chair, outside the class room and every student was given a minute to memorize them. Then we had to list down the 10 things. I can proudly say that I was one of the two students who had got all the 10 things right. Since then, I have always been kinda proud of my memory. I know it’s not an extraordinary memory or a photographic memory like Sheldon but its good enough. Its remembers things that I want to remember like the birthdays, anniversaries, the good and bad things people say and do, people and their faces and names, where I put my things, mobile numbers etc. But something that it always fails to keep track of is dates (this in spite of me reading the news paper daily). And thanks to this little chunk in my other wise good memory, I end up doing some stupid and embarrassing things.


Example 1:

Me: Hi ra, How are you?

S: I am fine darling. How are ya?

(We talk for about 10 minutes).

Me: So your birthday is in like 3 days. What are the plans?

S: Laughs

Me: What?

S: My birthday was 2 days ago.

Me: How is that even possible? I mean, your birthday is on 23rd of May.

S: Yes

Me: Yeah, so today is 19th

S: Laughs harder.

Me: What?

S: Honey, today is 25th.

Example 2:

Me: Hi babes, guess what…

(I go on talking for like 30 odd minutes. I am so excited that I dint even notice that all I got was ‘hmm’ from the other side).

Me: Yeah, ok. Chalo, I will give you a call back. Gtg now.  Bbye.

M: ok, bye.

(She hangs up and I think she was kinda rude. I see my cell phone and realize why).

Me: I am so so so so sorry. Happy Birthday babes!

M: Thanks for remembering finally.

Me: (feeling like worst person in the world 😳 ) I am so sorry Hun, I dint know it was 16th today. I mean you know me… I am so so so sorry.

M: What ever!

Example 3:

Me: Hello, where the hell have you guys been?

A: Good morning to you too.

Me: Yeah, what ever. But where have all you guys been? You guys haven’t bothered to ask if I am alive or dead.

A: We knew you weren’t dead. It’s not possible that a person like you can die without completing your mission of sending us to an asylum.

Me: Ha-ha! Very funny. Acha listen I have a plan.

A: Ok.

Me: This 14th is K’s birthday. So why don’t we all meet up.

A: But…

Me: Let me complete. It’s been so long since we met and also it would be a pleasant surprise for him as well. We all will chip in and buy that stupid game he is so craving for.

A: Not possible.

Me: Why not? Don’t give me reasons like; I have to study and blah blah.

A: Hani, it’s not possible because 14th was a week ago.


Now, I have started to put reminders on my phone… not to remind me the birthdays of my friends but to remind me what day I m living in.

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48 Comments

  1. LOL ….

    Man, you’re really crazy… Forgetting somebody’s birthday is more pardonable than forgetting the day you’re living in…

    LOL again :) A sweet post :)

  2. Hahaha! You remember the dates but then don’t really remember the dates??? Tragic I tell you!

    Awesome! :))

  3. hhahaha…sounds like my memory :)…but the pic a the bottom was SUPER adorable!

  4. That was hilarious…I am still smiling 😀 😀
    That’s good you’ve finally started setting reminders and checking constantly what day and date it is today 😀 😀

  5. hahahahahaahhaha..this is a totally different case 😀 you remember the dates but not the days..waah…too good 😛

  6. Aahahhahah!

    Poor you!
    It happens with me all the time too..

    Am REAL bad with birthdays and important dates :(

  7. i have an issue with the day of the week…i almost never remember what day it is! :)

  8. You are a rare sample actually! You should be in a museum!! :O ^_^

    But since you are a dear friend and have problem with birth dates, for you only…. my birthday was erm, three days before… so according to your calculation you can surely find out when! 😉 😀

    [I am being very naughty… :D]

  9. Haha.. that was funny. I sometimes forget the day we have, but I’m pretty good with dates :)

  10. Hoho…wow amazing gal you are..oh no..U are awesome….
    N m so like you..so no worries…dun u feel embarrassed!!

  11. your awesomeness can merely be put into words 😀

    lol!

    i like you so much now!

  12. Haha! Gosh… and I thought I was bad with dates 😉

  13. Hahaha….very funny!!
    Better keep reminders! :)

  14. thoda weird hai…u forget the day u r living in….But ur memory is rly good cos u rmbr the dates right.. I cant rmbr them at all(except for a few imp ones)…

    n I hate to put reminders too…..

    But the incidents u mentioned r really funny.. :) :)

  15. lol you are really awesome. 😀

    Now worries dear…

  16. hahahaha 😀 thats a weird prob you have with dates 😀
    hehehehe

  17. LOL… :) :) i Have never heard something like this… Even though i miss some birthdays… I will check my mob for date :) :)

  18. Man.. You seriously are awesome.. 😛 *hats off*

  19. lol…

    we dont need reminder to know which date you r living… :)

  20. Don’t keep that phone for reminding the day or birthdays. Let more and more funny events happen and share it with us for a good laugh !!

    A passionate traveller

  21. hey thts was really funny… my problem is im so lazy i forget to call.. and finally i remember just before midnight.. ]
    btw.. u got a really nice blog..

  22. Haha too funny!! Glad you found my blog, I have been enjoying catching up on your posts! :)

  23. Good one!!!
    I don’t remember any dates or days!!! Hah… ; )

  24. LOL!!!!! I do the exact same thing too!! I never forget birthdays but i forget which day it is today 😛 😛
    Same pinch!!

  25. I am pretty good about remembering birthdays and what day I am livinig in….however, my weakness is names…I remember faces, but to remember the name that goes with the face, that is a task.

    great post:)

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

  26. I’m having issues with numbers in general. Even name sometimes. :p

  27. Well Harini .. all I have to say to after reading this is my birthday is on 13th February, and I’d make sure you don’t forget ever ! 😛

    And phone reminders won’t work, what if your battery drains down, what if you just ignore the reminder .. it’s fun forgetting though .. I’m good at it too ! 😀

    ..escape !

  28. Lol!!! That is funny…so you remember birthdays but forget actual days! 😛

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