There have been so many times I have forgotten where I kept my key, money, documents & so on and expected my husband to remember it for me!! We’ve fought because of this. My logic is: he has great memory & being my significant other I can rightfully expect him to ‘complete’ me. He doesn’t think so. :(
On 5th May we had gone shopping for some furniture & returned home 3 hours later. When I was climbing the stairs, I suddenly noticed that our house door was half-open. I got the shock of my life! Someone had burgled our house! I ran in & searched the whole place. Nothing was missing. Then I realized, to my utter horror, I had not locked the house at all!!
Once I was in a hurry to go to work. Had to change 2 buses to reach NIAM in Jayanagar. I had to cook & eat breakfast, prepare Tan for school & get ready. I left home at 8 and at 1:00 p. m got an SMS from Sathya, “You forgot to switch off the gas. The sambar is completely burnt”. The gas was on from 8 to 11:00 a. m! I was in the bus & controlled my tears. I had prepared the sambar the previous night. He’d liked it so much that he’d said, “This reminds me of my mother’s cooking”!! I mocked him later, saying,” You took your mother’s name & the curry burnt.” That day’s wasted gas cost us dearly; our cylinder got over a month too soon!
As a student, I used to mug up for exams just a day before the D-Day. I’ve never prepared, like the other students, months/weeks in advance. Simply because i couldn’t have remembered a thing after a day!! So my best bet was to read the previous day. I used to literally stack up my brain with all that there was to & pour it all out in the examination hall the next day. There was one other problem. What I study at night, I can’t remember! I am a completely morning person in all matters of the heart, mind & body! I usually study the whole day & sleep soundly the whole night & pronto … there I am all set for any exam.
My problem is I can’t remember what happened in the recent past, like say, yesterday, last week, and last month. Strangely, I remember very well a lot of my childhood! The formative 10 - 12 years I spent growing up in Bombay & then the initial years of growing up in a village. I had a very happy childhood.