I was talking to my aunt this morning when she complained to me that my cousin forgot to carry his cell phone to office today. After he left, the phone buzzed a number of times before she switched it off to have some peace of mind. She then went into the details of how she reminds my cousin and my uncle every single morning to carry all the necessary accessories; cell phone, I-card, tiffin, handkerchief, wallet, any important files/bills to be paid and so on.
It immediately reminded of the similar episodes that take place at my home with my hubby and FIL. There are times when the lunch box is kept right on the table beside our main door and the FIL has forgotten to carry it just because the MIL didn’t remind him. There are times when our car has left the complex only to make a u-turn to fetch tiffin boxes, mobile phones and newspapers.
How is it that my MIL remembers all the things that we carry everyday to the office and the office goers forget them behind. Is it simple forgetfulness and somewhat of a coincidence that many of my family members are forgetful, or is that men are genetically absentminded?