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OK, I guess I am old

Last night, my wife was talking to me about a road trip we took about year before we got married.

Along the way, we visited an ex-girlfriend of mine, who took us out to lunch at the restaurant in the hotel where she was the desk manager.

Sounds like a nice lunch event. But I have absolutely no memory of it! 馃槃

Yes, I remember the trip and other things we did, and other people we visited. But I do not remember meeting with my ex. I suppose I am trying to suppress my memories of her!
JimboSaturn51-55, M
Scary eh? I have similar memories I have forgotten, like where we got some of our dogs.
Selective memory is a survival mechanism 馃榿
Piper61-69, F
It bugs me when I can't remember something like that, and it happens fairly often when I'm speaking with my former husband.
Maybe you [b]are[/b] trying to suppress memories of that particular 'ex', if most of them are bad.
DrWatson70-79, M
@Piper I generally have negative feelings about that relationship. I should have broken it off rather than let it drag on as long as it did.
Piper61-69, F
@DrWatson I have those very same feelings, about one of my long time relationships. 馃槕
ninalanyon61-69, T
Before I can say how sympathetic I am I need to know when you got married. I mean, was it last week or fifty years ago? :-)
DrWatson70-79, M
@ninalanyon our 40th anniversary is next year.
ninalanyon61-69, T
@DrWatson Then a few lapses of memory regarding the year preceding the wedding is perfectly understandable! I have to think hard even to remember where I was living forty years ago!

Congratulations on making it this far, long may it continue.
Memories come back to me in fits and starts. Weird mundane things I remember much better than big events
DrWatson70-79, M
@Lemonadepopper I can definitely relate to that. Three years ago, I was contacted by someone I had not seen or interacted with for 50 years. As we exchanged emails, all kinds of things rushed back into my memory that I had long forgotten about!
Degbeme70-79, M
Yup you ....... ah .......... never mind, I forgot what I was going to say. 馃檮
Guardian56-60, M
Welcome to getting old!
DrWatson70-79, M
@Guardian Thanks. I have embraced my inner geezer!
[looks around].....seriously man, you took your [i]wife[/i] on the family world tour and decided to drop in on your ex.
I'm just gonna let the crickets chirp out their verdicts.
DrWatson70-79, M
@Freeranger I am friends with her exes and she is friends with mine.
Herpet46-50, M
I'm pretty good on most of those things, except for the 90's, that while decade is a bit fuzzy.

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