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    Shticky Guy

    I have a relative whom I truly envy. She seems to be blessed with a phenomenal memory ??? ??? ???. Whatever I need I’m forever writing lists. Shopping lists, things to do etc. But she just remembers it all.

    She does her shopping completely from memory, does her ??? ??? cooking and planning from memory although she has many guests for many of the meals and has been invited out for other meals, she remembers with every detail events I barely recall with the dates and circumstances, who went where when and why.

    So my question is this:

    What came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Does she not need lists because she has a great memory, or does she have a great memory because she uses it and does not rely on lists.

    My answer: Oh I can’t remember. What do you think?

    Shopping613 🌠

    1st of alk why are you jelous? She prob. Had to make herself a good memory, you just dont have a good one cuz you dont need it, just shtick all those lists on you, you are shticky after all, thats the blessing Hashem gave you! 😉


    She has a good memory and therefore doesn’t need to rely on lists so much. Me thinks.


    I used to have a good memory but since having kids my short term memory is shot to hell. If it’s not on a list, it gets forgotten. And that includes what needs to be done erev shabbos, things that I do by routine every week…


    I make lists of everything. (Or use software to do the same at the office). I forget stuff, so I make notes and make lists.

    When I am working I keep an index card or notepad and pencil next to my desk for making notes.


    I’m with notasheep. When I was young I had a phenomenal memory, now it’s completely lost. Everything needs to be put into my phone, or it’s forgotten!

    Shticky Guy

    ?? ???? ?? ????!

    You’ll never believe this but last night we went shopping and guess what – she decided to try writing a shopping list. I was shocked but she said she’ll see how it goes. So off we went.

    And at the store she put her hand in her pocket to get the list and her face dropped. She had left it behind! I’m serious. Can you believe it? She did not even remember to bring it! You simply cannot rely on women for anything! So we had to do it all from memory.

    And later when we checked the list, how many things do you think we had forgotten?

    None. Zero. Nill. Gurnisht. Nikto.

    (ps @notasheep since I had my kids, my memory is also not what it used to be… and I’m a guy!)

    Wishing all posters, readers, floaters, trolls and of course mods a fantastic ??? ???!!!

    Don’t rely on me for your ????? ??????? reminder!


    I can’t function without my lists – whether written or done on the computer, I MUST HAVE THEM. Without them, nothing would get done! Wait a minute – nothing gets done anyway. Hmmm. So what’s the use? So what was I saying………………

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