Going through the Motions

Do you ever feel like some days your brain and your body are disconnected?

At work we put the freshly brewed coffee into a carafe that keeps it thermos hot all day.

The other morning at work I poured coffee in a mug, added creamer, and went on with my business. Not long after that someone else went to get coffee.

Where was the coffee? It was no where to be seen.

Finally, someone looked in the fridge in the lunch room and EUREKA, there it was. Everyone laughed at and with me.

The laughter continued as each person admitted to their own distracted actions. The most common one was the early morning milk in the cupboard and cereal in the fridge. There were some other misplaced items that had people perplexed and amused.

However, we all agreed that our co-worker Dan won the prize for the strangest one of all.

He opened his fridge early one morning to discover his iron.

What have you put away where it didn't belong?


****update****
revealing comments


Stephanie I was mindlessly doing the end of the day straightening after the baby's bath, and I threw my glasses in the dirty close hamper.

BarnGoddess omg, iron in the fridge! once I put the magic sizing starch in the fridge when I was ironing......

swampwitch My comment is the very latest of things I put away where it didn't belong.I was so enthralled reading that you do silly things with coffee,too, I forgot where I was.

Kellie One time I found the jar of peanut butter in my laundry room cabinets. I think that might have been the work of a certain 4 year old, but i'm not sure.

Tiggerlane My cell phone has legs, I do believe. I find it in the strangest places. I actually found it in my oversized coffee cup one time - destroyed, of course

Vicki Once the cordless phone was lost. We could hear it ring but not find it. It was in the freezer next to the ice tray. ?? I told this to a lady once here at the shop, she had lost her keys (again). She said she had me beat. The day before her and her husband were in the kitchen, he opened the drawer to reach for a fork and there was a banana in there. They laughed and blamed each other. Neither remembered doing it.

Kathleen Marie Ha! Hubby recently found a bath towel in the fridge (no it was not mine) I have found the milk in the cupboard and to this day we all know 'The Ghost of Aunt Tilly did it!

Willowtree About a year ago I did something so regularly that I honestly started to get concerned. In the morning when I made coffee, I would grab the Coke instead of the milk. I would realise what I'd done only after the Coffee didn't go white, every time

local girl Remember when I wore 2 different shoes all day?

Pass the Torch I put the milk in the cupboard all the time.

Heather (Fumbling for Words) I haven't put any irons in the fridge. At least not YET.

Melissa Everybody in the military and their spouses have to carry a military ID card and it's in my back pocket right now. Mailing Christmas cards I mailed my ID card with the stack of cards. The postal worker who had to dig through the mail bin was not amused.

James Burnett I do have a habit (at least once a month) of misplacing the remote and finding later I've put it in the fridge, usually in the vegetable crisper. Not sure, but I think there may be something Freudian going on there.

Claudia last week, I put my wallet into someone else's photo bag. Talk about a brain fart!! but i'm always misplacing things!

Coffeypot I hate it when I am trying to find my glasses and then realize I have them on. Now how did that happen?

heather (Goodman) Man, be careful what you say on Pam's blog.

Matt Left his comment on the wrong blog ??

wolfbaby I am constantly losing my keys... i have found them in the ODDEST places...the lanundry, the door, yes looked all over the house and realized theyw ere still in the door from the night before.

Jeanette
Gday Pamela I missed place my Cordless home phone had to use my Mobile to Find it. I must have gone to the kitchen pantry to get something out and left the phone shut in the pantry

Robin Noooo, I've N E V E R done anything like that, contrary to you and all your readers....!

Biker Betty When not thinking, a few times I have been known to put refridgerated items in the food pantry. Once my youngest son actually caught me in the process of doing just that and now thinks his mom's a little weird, lol.

Masago
How about switching bedrooms and continually going back to the old one (e.g. after going the bathroom at night). :-) (that might be a problem if you had guests staying over..pam)


Comments

Shauna said…
LOL Pamela. . .An iron in the fridge - how funny!
Stephanie said…
I was mindlessly doing the end of the day straightening after the baby's bath, and I threw my glasses in the dirty close hamper.

Fortunately, I found them the next morning when I got up at 4am to start the laundry.

The scary thing was I was so tired I didn't even realize how blind I was until I put them back on!
Anonymous said…
omg, iron in the fridge! once I put the magic sizing starch in the fridge when I was ironing......

BarnGoddess
swampwitch said…
Your brain and your body are SUPPOSED to be connected? I can't believe you have posted this "coffee-oops" today. I have just finished a post entitled "Profound Things I've Learned About Coffee." Intelligent sounding, don't you think?
With your permission, I would like to add:
"Pamela has learned not to store the carafe in the refrigerator. At least not the one at work."
And I would like to place an order for some ginsu knives, please.
swampwitch said…
Has anyone contacted BoogerGlobber to report this posting problem?
swampwitch said…
My comment....I totally forgot to answer your question, "What have I put away when it didn't belong?"
My comment is the very latest of things I put away where it didn't belong.
I was so enthralled reading that you do silly things with coffee,too, I forgot where I was. Do I receive an award for posting thrice?
Kellie said…
One time I found the jar of peanut butter in my laundry room cabinets. I think that might have been the work of a certain 4 year old, but i'm not sure.
Tiggerlane said…
My cell phone has legs, I do believe. I find it in the strangest places. I actually found it in my oversized coffee cup one time - destroyed, of course, but at least I figured out where in my car I dropped it! That's what I get for not having a lid on the dang mug!
Vicki said…
Once the cordless phone was lost. We could hear it ring but not find it. It was in the freezer next to the ice tray. ?? I told this to a lady once here at the shop, she had lost her keys (again). She said she had me beat. The day before her and her husband were in the kitchen, he opened the drawer to reach for a fork and there was a banana in there. They laughed and blamed each other. Neither remembered doing it.
Kathleen Marie said…
Ha! Hubby recently found a bath towel in the fridge (no it was not mine)...we think it was our son Joey's...must have been sleepwalking. I have found the milk in the cupboard and to this day we all know 'The Ghost of Aunt Tilly did it!'...I'll have to tell you more about Aunt Tilly someday ☺
Willowtree said…
About a year ago I did something so regularly that I honestly started to get concerned. In the morning when I made coffee, I would grab the Coke instead of the milk. I would realise what I'd done only after the Coffee didn't go white, every time

Luckily I haven't done it for a while.
Karmyn R (who hates Beta) said…
Jammin' wrote Santa a letter last night - and spelled it all backwards (even the letters). when I asked him what he was doing he said, "I didn't know it wasn't suppose to be like that." I asked him if he was Chinese. - because that is how they write. hee hee
local girl said…
I don't think I could top Dan's one. How in the world?

However, remember when I wore 2 different shoes all day? To this day I still don't know how I did that! LOL!
Pass the Torch said…
HAHAHA! Totally!

I put the milk in the cupboard all the time.

I useually snap out of autopilot before it curdles, though;)
Anonymous said…
Okay, I laughed out loud when I read about the iron!

The word verification is "pygsho" which looks alot like psycho - kinda how I'm feeling these days, even though I haven't put any irons in the fridge. At least not YET.

Heather (fumbling for words)
Melissa said…
Everybody in the military and their spouses have to carry a military ID card with them everywhere. It gets you pass the gate guards, but it also gets you into the base exchange, and the commissary (grocery store), etc. I don't even live on base anymore and it's in my back pocket right now.

Anyway, this leads to the constant refrain of "do you remember what pants I was wearing yesterday?" Because it's always in my back pocket, and I hate digging through my purse.

A couple of years ago I was at the base post office after the correct pants were located, mailing Christmas cards. When I got to the car, the ID card wasn't in my back pocket. I searched the car, the parking lot, my back pocket. Again.

I mailed my card with the stack of cards. The postal worker who had to dig through the mail bin was not amused.

Such is my life.
James Burnett said…
Days like this? How about weeks like this (this week, naturally)? My body and brain are at war.

I haven't put anything in the wrong place this week, but I do have a habit (at least once a month) of misplacing the remote and finding later I've put it in the fridge, usually in the vegetable crisper. Not sure, but I think there may be something Freudian going on there.
Claudia said…
last week, I put my wallet into someone else's photo bag. Talk about a brain fart!! but i'm always misplacing things!
her indoors said…
just shows we are all human doesn't it?i am still looking for things that we have out away!
Coffeypot said…
I hate it when I am trying to find my glasses and then realize I have them on. Now how did that happen?
Stephanie said…
YES, Pamela, "c-l-o-t-h-e-s" not "c-l-o-s-e." Hee!

As I said, new mommy doing things mindlessly...

The only thing I manage do to with any thought these days is insult Willowtree's genitalia.

Oh, wait...that doesn't take much thought, either.
heather said…
Man, be careful what you say on Pam's blog.
Matt said…
I once found my girlfriend in bed with another woman. I must have been really hammered b/c I hadn't remembered leaving her there.
wolfbaby said…
I am constantly losing my keys... i have found them in the ODDEST places...the lanundry, the door, yes looked all over the house and realized theyw ere still in the door from the night before.. *rolls eyes*.. the strangest places.
Jeanette said…
Gday Pamela
I missed place my Cordless home phone had to use my Mobile to Find it. I must have gone to the kitchen pantry to get something out and left the phone shut in the pantry
Robin said…
Noooo, I've N E V E R done anything like that, contrary to you and all your readers....!
Biker Betty said…
When not thinking, a few times I have been known to put refridgerated items in the food pantry. Once my youngest son actually caught me in the process of doing just that and now thinks his mom's a little weird, lol.
Masago said…
How about switching bedrooms and continually going back to the old one (e.g. after going the bathroom at night). :-)
Anonymous said…
I put salt in my coffee. ivy

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