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Up In The Middle Of The Night [Oct. 7th, 2018|11:08 am]
Tony Grist
I woke up around midnight and couldn't be absolutely sure I'd turned off the tap that feeds the horses's water butts so- after trying to locate the memory and failing- I got up and traipsed down the drive in my pyjamas and slippers. It had stopped raining by then but was still cloudy- so no stars.

The tap was off.

I can't think of a way to stop this happening. I could keep a log book, I suppose- but one can forget to write in a book as easily as one forgets to turn a tap.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-10-07 10:25 am (UTC)
Ah yes, the vagaries of memory.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-07 10:49 am (UTC)
Is it a consequence of growing old? Maybe- but I can't remember whether I've always been forgetful.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-10-07 10:57 am (UTC)
And there lies the rub.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2018-10-07 11:32 am (UTC)
Things done on auto-pilot never stick in the brain. I sometimes find making an announcement to myself as I do things helpful - "I formally declare that I have switched off The Tap."
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[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2018-10-07 12:32 pm (UTC)
I agree. Saying things aloud as I do them helps me to remember that I said I'd done them!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-07 04:13 pm (UTC)
I guess it makes the action fully conscious- and so memorable.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-07 04:12 pm (UTC)
I do that sometimes- but not every time. I should try and make it a habit.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-10-07 01:31 pm (UTC)
did I lock my door? Did I turn off the iron? My friend has a great habit of, when he completes a task, saying to himself "There. I (in your case) turned off the tap." Doesn't work for me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-07 04:14 pm (UTC)
It works for me on the infrequent occasions that I do it. I must try and remember to do it every time.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2018-10-07 08:52 pm (UTC)
i do thing like visual clues put a flag on the tap when its closed
it sticks out where i can see it from the house. if its open its up against the wall.. somehow combining one action with the other helps along with a verbal comfirmation .

wish our stove had a light that showed the oven is on
it turns off when at temp . older stove probably did one time
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