These days there is so much to remember, whether it’s a password, a person’s name, or just what to bring home for dinner, so it isn’t uncommon to forget things now and again. But according to a new poll, forgetfulness is something most people experience pretty often.
A new survey finds:
- The average person forgets something about six times a week which translates to about 332 forgetful moments each year.
- 56% of folks consider themselves forgetful, with 66% saying things have gotten worse over the past decade.
And while forgetting things may seem innocent, it has caused trouble for people.
- 24% of people say they’ve had a falling out with a friend or family member because of a forgetful moment.
- 17% have been dumped for forgetting something.
- It can be so bad that 43% have actually made up a lie to cover up their forgetful moment.
- As for why some people think they’ve gotten so forgetful, the most common excuse is their age (45%), followed by
- Multitasking (38%)
- Modern technology (33%)
- 32% of people think forgetting someone’s name is the worst mistake you can make, with 22% saying forgetting a partner’s birthday is the biggest no-no.
- As for the mostcommonthings people are forgetting, they include:
- A password (51%)
- Things when I grocery shop (51%)
- Misplace my keys (49%)
- What I went into a room for (49%)
- People’s names after being introduced (47%)
- A word on the tip of my tongue (46%)
- What day it is (35%)
- Misplace cell phone (35%)
- Forget where the car was parked (33%)