Was I Supposed To Bring That?

I am a great list maker and a great list forgetter.

I like making lists, shopping lists in particular are a must. But I’d be lying if I said that the list made it to the store with me more than 50% of the time.Β  Often it never leaves the house. Sometimes it gets left in the car. Occasionally I misplace it in my pocket, and on one memorable and confusing occasion I brought an out of date grocery list into the store with me.

Then of course there is the handwriting/spelling factor. You are perhaps blissfully unaware of the fact that my handwriting is mostly illegible because you are blessed with being able to be able to read what I type instead of what I write. Don’t even get me (or anyone else) started on my spelling. I confuse spell check. Regularly. What all this all means is that when I do make it to the store list in hand there is a good chance I may spend half my trip trying to decipher my own handwriting.


Here is my last list. Created for a Menards run, it never left the house.shopping list

Later that day I found it still on the counter covered in scribbles. Now days later, it’s still sitting here and have no idea what the last word is.

2 Outdoor Lights


White Lights

Broom ___?

I think it was “thing.” Why did I feel the need to write “thing” after broom? Why if seized by such a need did I attempt to spell it “ting” and leave out crossing the “t”? Is that what my scribbler was attempting to help me out with?

I’m not sure it’s worth the psychoanalyzation because, as usual, I remembered everything on the forgotten, illegible list but forgot to buy the item that wasn’t written down.

I make lists because they help, even when I don’t bring them.

Written in response to For The Promptless S.3 E.10 Shopping List hosted by Queen Creative.

12 comments on “Was I Supposed To Bring That?

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  3. draliman says:

    I think it’s actually “broom flag”. You never know when you might need a flag on your broom πŸ™‚

    Or maybe it’s “broom hag”, like a hag on a broom could be a witch, witches out and about at Halloween, it’s Halloween soon – that’s it! Sweeties for the trick and treaters! There you go, I’ve sorted it for you. Buy sweeties.

  4. Imelda says:

    Ha! You’re funny. We should have a club for list makers and list forgetters. πŸ™‚

  5. Peter S says:

    I gave up writing lists since I can’t read my own hand writing. So I started to type lists into my “Notes” app on my Iphone. But since the screen is so small I end up misspelling most of the words, and then the auto correct feature will try to fix it and change most of the words into something completely different.

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  7. […] I would point them to my penmanship grades in school and disagree. Β I have handwriting so bad it’s not uncommon for me to not be able to read my own lists. Of course, I can do better than my list jotting down skills. But it’s slow and hard and […]

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