Awkward Life Moment 109,000,001.5 :)

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  1. DeathStar1

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    Had a weird one today. A while back, I wrote about having 'blanked out memory' moments. I had one today. I started opening the door for the guy on the other side, and just stood there for a few seconds until I was realized he was waiting for me to either go in and move aside. Probably stared at him directly in the eye blankly for a few seconds as well...
    Hopefully I didn't look as zoned out as I felt [​IMG]
     
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  3. DeathStar1

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    Now now...

    I was going to add it to the original 'memory lapse thread' I started a few weeks ago, but couldn't remember the exact title of it(bad joke not intended).

    It was comforting to know I wasn't the only one who experiences this 'zoning out' every now and then and was going to add it to the growing list of replies in the original thread.
     
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    I'm always zoned out if I'm out walking alone.

    I've been told by people that I passed them in the street and completely ignored them when they said "hello." In actual fact, I never noticed them.

    There are times when I find my way home on foot but have very little recollection of the actual journey.
     
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    Now, this isn't exactly zoning out, but while I'm thinking about it, anyone with this problem here have any sleepwalking events as well?
    For example, two recent ones this year. I have a 'too vivid to be a dream' recollection about calling a friends house around 2 AM in the morning. This one might be possible, since when I called them a few days later when I was more awake, I got a strange "Behave yourself now, OK?" remark afterwords. If I did call, and someone answered, god knows what I said in my sleep enduced behavior, heh.
    The other one was a Jersey Shore incident. Walking out of the house, only to find a bunch of guys partying on a deck across the street. I said something, and went back. This one might also be possible, because I was shocked to find a party going on in the exact place I dreamt I walked to. No one seemed to react to me, however, so I think I'm safe with that one, heh.
    Heh, if I did say something un-intentionally insulting, or weird, here's hoping they recognized what was happening [​IMG]...
     
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    It seems a universal trait in the human mind to narrow in on thoughts so vivid that momentarily the world seems to skip a beat before your eyes. I'm confident I'm not the only one who has donked himself into two consecutive mailboxes while out walking, right?

    Right?
     
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    Ever since I sold my last motorcycle, I've probably dreamed about bikes more than any single subject. And just two nights ago I dreamed I had a 1981 Kawasaki Eddie Lawson Replica stock racebike. It handled so well. Then I woke up, and was angry to realize it was a dream. All the next day I inadvertently growled at people, for the simple reason that I don't currently possess a motorcycle. Hate when that happens.
     
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    I find I zone out on a regular basis, unfortunately mostly when I'm driving home from work or someplace else I know well. I've never had any kind of incident though, never ran a light, hit someone, near miss, etc. Its as if I'm focused on the road and my own thoughts, but I'll realize I completely missed a certain song, or get home and realize I don't recall much of the drive.
     
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    I once got a new job, closer to my home than the previous job that was on the other side of town.
    One morning, driving to work I realized I had driven about 90% of the way to my old job! Without even thinking about it! I turned around and went to my new job (it was my 3rd day, or so) and I made up some excuse for being late.. I couldn't tell them "uh yeah.. I drove to the wrong job".
     
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    I used to deliver a morning paper route as a teenager, and many mornings I finished and could not recall delivering most of the papers. That's what happens when you wake up at 5:00 a.m.!
     

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