"As I get older, I find I rely more and more on these sticky notes to remind me."
"My friend with the long-haired dachshunds is Noreen."
"I always forget - is it Kirsten or Kristin?"
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How Not to Remember Names
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"Oh dear, I'm terrible with names."
"Must you use those three-by-five cards every time we have a discussion?"
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" I was never for the eighties."
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"Of course I'm glad. It's just that I had a bad experience with a boat once."
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"Remind me again—what do I usually promise you so you'll take on extra work?"
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"I'm looking for a book by T. What's-His-Face Boyle."
"Hold on a second, Bob. I'm putting you on a stickie."
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"I'm not losing my memory. I'm living in the now."
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"Don't you remember? We were at Herb and Sally's."
"Don Wood? I don't know any Don Wood!"
"Harry can never remember whether it's the winner or the loser who's supposed to jump over the net."
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Old Man Journal
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"I have no idea where we parked the car, or why we exist."
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"For someone who's supposed to be omniscient, I've noticed he calls all the new guys 'buddy.'"
"Coffee, juice, bacon, eggs, toast. I must be on my way to work."
"Thanks, I'll write that down."
"His wife and family will decide on the course of treatment, but, as his ex, feel free to open up a few old wounds."
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"I'm trying to Google what I was thinking about twenty minutes ago."
"Trust me, they get a lot more forgetful when it comes time to pay their tab."
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"I finally memorized my bug number."
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