Forgetful Me

Oh Dory! I remember myself in you sometimes.

Oh Dory! I remember myself in you sometimes.

Of all the introductions I made about myself, I forgot to tell you how forgetful I can be. I can remember my childhood memories and even simple moments from the past but there are also simple things that I tend to forget easily. It’s like I have some sort of short-term memory loss. Hehe. I will give you an example. This is what happened to me today.

Since yesterday, I was thinking to buy a dress for our youth camp next week. I was chosen to be the emcee last year for the Banquet Night so it’s better to be prepared this year. πŸ˜› This morning, I still couldn’t decide if I’d purchase one because of oh-so-many reasons but in the end, I’d given up and decided to go to a boutique.

I’m not the type of girl who loves shopping but ever since I discovered this particular store in Cavite City, I felt like I wanted to buy at least one piece of clothing there every month. They sell nice clothes in a very affordable price. I went there with my cousin and friends. They were suggesting some dresses for me but since it’s summer, the designs and styles are mostly floral or summer-y. I need a semi-formal dress not a casual one so I guess, maybe I should not buy at all. Maybe, it’s a sign. Until, I saw this blouse hanging in the corner. It’s a loose long-sleeved cover-up type of top in brownish/dark purple-ish color. I think I could wear it for summer because it’s a bit see-through but I could also wear it on cold nights. When I tried it on, I literally fell in-love with it.

So, I didn’t think twice and bought it. It’s worth 350 pesos which is a low price for how it actually looks like but it’s also the same value as two hours of my tutorial. It was placed inside a paper bag and I was carrying it as I walked out happily from the store.

I had to ride two buses before I get to be at home. So, during my first ride, I edited the pictures that I would be posting on my Instagram just to pass the time. Then when I got to the bus stop, I transferred to the next mode of transportation. All seats should be occupied by passengers first before the bus got to move. So again, while waiting, I needed to kill boredom by browsing on my phone. I forgot my earphones so I couldn’t listen to music. I thought of taking a glimpse on my new blouse because I was so excited. Then, I realized… it’s not… with me… anymore. I left it on the other bus and it’s too late for me to go back.

My reaction after realizing that the paper was not with me anymore.

My reaction after realizing that the paper bag was not with me anymore.

I wanted to cry. I just wasted Php350 and the chance to own that gorgeous top. Well, technically, I owned it for about 15 minutes. Anyway, it’s not really much but it was the only one on the shop. I know when I go back there, I can’t buy another one like that. Probably, in a different color but not that one. How I wish I didn’t buy at all. I wanted a dress in the first place. Another thing I regret, why didn’t I hold that paper bag and just placed it beside me when I know I’m prone to forgetting things?

Well, yeah, this is not the first time that it happened. When I was 11, my mother scolded me hard because I also left my bag (filled with my dirty clothes) on a bus. I already lost a lot of umbrellas (those large ones) because I forget them when it’s not raining so I always prefer those folding ones. In my old school, I was known to always forgetting my tumbler in different rooms. I sometimes think I’m hopeless.

Well, what’s done is done. So, like what I’ve always planned on my blog, I should stay being positive.
Lesson Learned: If what I’m carrying is not heavy at all, hold it. FOCUS!!!
The Bright Side: I didn’t lose my phone or my wallet. It’s just a piece of cloth (and 350 pesos). I should move on.

Positive Dory



9 thoughts on “Forgetful Me

  1. Mahesh Nair says:

    Interesting πŸ™‚ Well who’s to blame for the dress you lost? Instagram? That was “a loss” not because of the money per se, but you’d liked it. And in the earlier instance when you’d lost your bag full of dirty clothes I’d say that had happened for good. Thanks for the post, it made me smile!


    • wantaps says:

      Yeah, maybe. I think I was out of focus. And I was also thinking before I got out of the bus if I would really make my transfer on that bus stop because I had another choice. And out of impulsiveness, I had chosen to get out of it right away. I should follow my instincts next time. But that doesn’t mean I would not forget it…


    • wantaps says:

      Oh my gosh, you have a daughter who is as messy as me… and now you have another daughter who is forgetful/clumsy like me… I also had my stupid moments with phones, I forgot to include that. There was one time, I was on a shop… I was looking for some garments. You know, when sometimes we want to check some shirt, we look at it and hold it with both of our hands to see if it will fit us? I did that. The phone was on my hand so I put it on top of a pile of shirts. I forgot to get it again. And when I realized I forgot it there, it was gone. I had it announced on the store but some stranger already got it. Good thing, it was just a cheap phone. But all the sweet messages of my bf when he was still courting me were saved there. I’m like Dory sometimes so I like her. Haha.


  2. faycrisanto says:

    You have the right attitude about it. I also tell myself “At least, it is just a blouse.” Or some other material thing. And remind myself that I still have the more important things. But of course, in the first few moments, it does feel so bad to have forgotten something.


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