Post Your Zone Out Experiences here...

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    You know, when you do something, and have no recollection of doing it? I had a few of them today.

    1) Waking up I remember. I also have a sleep walking problem, so I keep the door closed during the night as a deterent.

    The next thing I notice as I'm waking up, I'm brushing my teeth. Yet I have no recollection of walking to the bathroom, opening the door, or starting to brush my teeth....

    2)I rode a bike later from point A, to point B, without remembering half the trip. It was a straight road, so I turned around, and amazingly didn't hit anything [​IMG].

    3)Crowd experiences also have me tend to zone out. I'm not used to 'em, so I don't normally know how to act around 'em. I went up to McDonalds, and there where about 20 people waiting in line, some milling about waiting for there food. I sort of half zoned out watching all the activity, and the next thing I know I'm walking up and staring at the lady at the cash register for a minute without remembering merging through the crowd to get there...

    Hopefully the people there didn't think it was toooo strange [​IMG]. Anyone else have some interesting/scary/funny zone out stories?
     
  2. Hunter P

    Hunter P Screenwriter

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    I zone out all the time. I think it's triggered most often by the voice of a girlfriend.[​IMG]

    Seriously though, I might drive through a series of traffic lights and wonder if any of them were green. I certainly hope so!
     
  3. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    I just sort of zone out for a couple hours, it looks like I'm doing work, but I'm not. I zone out some more after lunch too. I'd say in any given week I do 15 minutes of real, actual work. [​IMG]
     
  4. Eric_E

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    Philip: [​IMG]
     
  5. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    I sometimes have these zone out moments while driving. I'll be on the interstate then all of a sudden it's 30 miles later and my exit is coming up. I have no real recollection of actually driving those miles. A bit frightening actually, but I think it's just a symptom of familiarity with making the same commute everyday.
     
  6. AllanN

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    I always zone out while driving and miss my exit, then I start to see unfamiliar area and figure out that I went to far and have to turn back.
     
  7. John Spencer

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    I tend to zone out a lot as I pass by strip clubs on my way home from work. I leave work, head toward the interstate, and the next thing I remember, it's 6a.m., I'm in bed, and my wife's yelling at me about the lipstick on my belt. Yeah, I bet it's the familiarity thing.




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  8. Matt Gordon

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    Uh, what were we talking about?
     
  9. Chet_F

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    Uhhhh...what was the question?

    Highway hypnotism is rather common. It's more of an auto mode. Your attention has to be existent in order to remember something and most people just "go through the motions" when driving a route they do 2 times a day. They are not attentive or watching everything around them. More likely they are simply watching the bumber in front of them.
     
  10. Ted Lee

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    i also pulled the driving thing once.

    it was really late, and i was driving home on the freeway. the next thing i know i snap awake and look around.

    somehow, i had pulled off the freeway, driven down an exit ramp, and parked my car on the side of a street, and taken a nap.

    i have zero clue how i managed to do that. i don't remember doing any of it. to this day that scares the crap out of me.
     
  11. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    I live in Fresno, CA. I once woke up in the back seat of my car parked in the parking lot of Yosemite Lodge, 95 miles from home, at 4:30 AM on a work night, and did not remember driving there. I don't drink any more.
     
  12. BrettB

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    *wakes up*

    Hey, where am I, why am I posting in this thread? Last thing I remember I was reading the NCAA football thread...how the hell did I get in here?
     
  13. Tom Meyer

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    Today as I get up for lunch, I think that I should deposit the expense check I've had for about a week. I tell myself -- "remember to bring pen to fill out ATM deposit envelope". I do that, walk to the ATM about 1.5 blks away and realize I forgot the friggin' check. I'm always doing things like that.
     
  14. Mark Shannon

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    that happens to me all the time, but I've never thought of it that much to remember the exact instances it's happened...freaky as hell when it does happen tho
     
  15. AllanN

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    Some of the sleep related stuff can be attributed to the fact that we don't remember the last few minutes before we go to sleep. This is because short term memory never makes it to long term memory. I have fallen asleep on the couch many times only to wake up in bed and have no memory of going there.
     
  16. James E

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    What was that they say about aliens only being interested in rednecks[​IMG]





























    [​IMG]
    james
     
  17. Mark Shannon

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    Same thing happened to me once... I purposely fell asleep in the basement while watching TV one night, only to wake up in my bed. The weird thing was that I got my extra pillow out of the closet, and was actually under the blankets... don't have a clue how I got there..
     

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