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Nincompoopish/ditzy behaviour.

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  • 05-05-2012 4:32pm
    #1
    Closed Accounts Posts: 8,884 ✭✭✭


    Today, for about the 10th time this year so far, I absent-mindedly took out my front door keys instead of my monthly travel pass to get through the turnstile on the Metro (it doesn't work...don't try).


    Last week I dipped my bookmark into my coffee instead of a biscuit in a cafe (not tasty).


    Caught myself saying out loud a few weeks ago, "Now, what else do I have to do?" in a public place surrounded by people.


    Almost used nail polish remover to remove eye-make up recently as well.

    And I'm always wearing my clothes inside out and not realising 'till later in the day.

    My head is up my arse and in the clouds 90% of the time. Fact.


    This is the story of my life. Anyone else prone to this kind of nincompoopery?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,372 ✭✭✭im invisible


    poop


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,220 ✭✭✭✭biko


    I almost hit another driver on the M50 typing this post.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭MickySticks


    I tried to ring a friend the other day.... with the sky remote. :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,272 ✭✭✭Captain Graphite


    Luckily I only tend to do those kind of things when I'm stressed (or drunk). Last year right before an exam I was getting coffee, opened a sachet of sugar and proceeded to pour it straight into the bin instead of into my mug. Was a waste of good sugar, that. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭sinjin_smythe


    you are a woman, it is in your nature


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭token101


    I'm constantly throwing spoons in the bin when I'm finished stirring coffee/tea with them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,784 ✭✭✭Superbus


    Nincompoopish? That word is rather uncromulent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭Siuin


    Wore my glasses into the shower a fair few times, and because the recycling bin is beside the laundry basket I've thrown a fair few knickers into it XD oops


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,884 ✭✭✭Eve_Dublin


    Superbus wrote: »
    Nincompoopish? That word is rather uncromulent.


    It's a great word. Uncromulent is fairly decent too.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 550 ✭✭✭earpiece


    Not me... but my mother about a month ago rang to say she and my dad would stop by on their way home from my sisters - - - - she rang back 5 minutes later and said they wouldn't be calling by - because they came on the train!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,884 ✭✭✭Eve_Dublin


    earpiece wrote: »
    Not me... but my mother about a month ago rang to say she and my dad would stop by on their way home from my sisters - - - - she rang back 5 minutes later and said they wouldn't be calling by - because they came on the train!!

    Brilliant! :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,199 ✭✭✭Shryke


    A couple of times I've taken out my keys and then unlocked my car. After unlocking my car I put my keys back in my pocket and get into the car and go to start it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,938 ✭✭✭mackg


    Luckily I only tend to do those kind of things when I'm stressed (or drunk). Last year right before an exam I was getting coffee, opened a sachet of sugar and proceeded to pour it straight into the bin instead of into my mug. Was a waste of good sugar, that. :(
    token101 wrote: »
    I'm constantly throwing spoons in the bin when I'm finished stirring coffee/tea with them.

    I've done both of these recently.

    My big one is leaving the house, getting half the way up the road and the not remembering whether I closed the front door or not. I go back check leave again only to once again not be able to remember whether the door was closed or not :confused:

    There is also the never ending search for where I left my glasses.

    I also had a terrible habit (which I have thankfully broken) of going duhhhhhh when I was trying to think of something.

    Finally around an hour ago I was making a hot dog, got mustard on my finger, got distracted by a cat in the garden then proceeded to rub my eye with my mustard covered finger.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,048 ✭✭✭✭Snowie


    was re-setting my mums phone its got buttons I touched the screen :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 71,799 ✭✭✭✭Ted_YNWA


    Have often take out swipe card for work to open front door of house.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,484 ✭✭✭The Snipe


    Few months back, opened a box of fags walking down the road with a friend, borrowed his lighter, and as we were standing near the bin, I went to put the plastic into the bin, but threw in his lighter. And held onto the rubbish.


    Which would be grand, if he didn't want to smoke one too! :o


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I poured a dollop of milk onto a bowl of cheesecake instead of into my cup of tea.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,545 ✭✭✭SteoL


    Ted_YNWA wrote: »
    Have often take out swipe card for work to open front door of house.

    I've done the opposite- took house keys out instead of swipe card in work


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,915 ✭✭✭MungBean


    Walking on a treadmill and got an itch so lifted my leg to scratch it, didnt end well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭Fizzlesque


    I was making a packet white sauce and it was quite lumpy, so I took out the vegetable colander to strain it, and proceeded to pour all liquid down the sink and retained all the lumps in the colander.

    One rainy day I was at home, and I went downstairs to get a glass of 7-up. As I picked up the fizzing glass of 7-UP, I wondered to myself if the rain had stopped yet, and when I felt a few drops of 7-UP fizz land on my hand I thought 'no, still raining'. It took me a few moments to realise (a) I was indoors, where it doesn't rain, and (b) it was the effervescent bubbling of my drink that I was feeling, not dancing drops of rain.

    Another time, this time in the late evening, I was heading up to bed so I decided to call my cats in for the night. So off I went out the back and started calling them. When they didn't appear I turned to go back inside and there stood my two cats, bleary-eyed and confused, wondering why I'd roused them from their cosy snooze-spots, in the same room I'd been in all night, and called them out into the back garden.

    I'm sure there's more that I just can't think of right now, because I regularly hear myself say 'ya big eejit' about myself when I've done something that is nincompoopish in nature. :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,211 ✭✭✭Susie_Q


    Worst instance of sheer nincompoopery (kudos OP) was queuing in a shop for about 15 mins, by the time I got to the top of the queue I forgot why I was there. Had to slink away awkwardly in front of loads of pissed off people... half an hour later I remembered I was after a box of matches. Lots of duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh going on there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 309 ✭✭keithb93


    I put my bowl of cookie crisps into the fridge and put the milk carton in the bin before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71,799 ✭✭✭✭Ted_YNWA


    SteoL wrote: »
    I've done the opposite- took house keys out instead of swipe card in work

    did that as well ..


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    keithb93 wrote: »
    I put my bowl of cookie crisps into the fridge and put the milk carton in the bin before.

    Opened the press with the glasses, took one out, stuck the milk into the press and walked off with an empty glass the odd time...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭token101


    mackg wrote: »
    I've done both of these recently.

    My big one is leaving the house, getting half the way up the road and the not remembering whether I closed the front door or not. I go back check leave again only to once again not be able to remember whether the door was closed or not :confused:
    .

    Every single time before a night out, I'll be outside the door, but I have to go back inside my house and check the back window and the kitchen sockets. It's like mild, manageable OCD.

    Lately, everytime I walk the dog he comes back with dog sh*t all over his paw. When I'm cleaning it off, he always looks pissed off and kind of gives a look at me as if to say 'Well it's not my fault, you're holding the f***ing lead'

    I'd a really bad habit for a while of dumping relevant post by getting distracted reading junk mail leaflets. I'm reasonably confident I dumped a grant cheque in the UK doing this. Took 6 weeks to get reissued :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,296 ✭✭✭EdenHazard


    im ditzy by nature but i gets ramped up by 10 when I wear headphones...sounds waves interrupt my

    Stuff I've done,
    walked into revolving door window more than once(so sore)
    put milk bottle into microwave
    salt into coffee/tea
    hopped out of my dads car at traffic lights on main road, walked away with door open
    way more but i can't remember


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,884 ✭✭✭Eve_Dublin


    These stories are feckin' gas...delighted I'm not the only one.




    Thought of another one. Used to live in London and had been living in a new flat for about 6 months. One day I was coming home from work from the Tube station and forgot where I lived. Wandered around for a good 10 minutes trying to remember where the feck I'd misplaced me gaf. :confused:

    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy-arama!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭Defiler Of The Coffin


    Wore mismatched shoes to school once.

    Misused an air hose once :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,239 ✭✭✭✭WindSock


    I had spent a whole day this one time painting christmassy pics onto several windows in a hospital. Anyway by the time I was finished I was in a mad daze, went to the local shop to pick up something and couldn't get out the door. I was there for ages pushing against it, astonished that it wouldn't open for us.
    The girl at the counter and another bloke were saying something but it went completely over my head until the bloke eventually walked over and pulled the door open for me :o


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,201 ✭✭✭languagenerd


    I'm always doing stuff like that.

    In school, I was forever trying to open my locker with my house key (had them on different keyrings and all, so there was no excuse). In college, I've been late for a tutorial because I was sitting with one equally-lost friend in the classroom one floor above the one we were supposed to be in (Where is everyone?! It can't be just the two of us, someone else has to show... And it's gone 5 past now, he's running late, isn't he? :o).

    I walk into coffee tables all the time if I get distracted by the TV, the window or someone else in the room. We had the same coffee table in the same place for about 5 years (right in the middle of the room, too), and I'd walk into it at least once a week. Was delighted to discover that our new, smaller one fits in a corner instead!

    Once typed "boats.ie" instead of "boards.ie" and was confused as to why it wouldn't work.

    Today I spent ages crawling on the floor looking under shelves etc. for a missing scissors... only to find it on my desk, which is right inside the door.

    And, not quite the same thing, but I recently said "Oh, fuck off!" to a book in the library because it wasn't about the topic I was researching...


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