Anecdata: Autopilot error

Discussion in 'Braaaaiiiinnnns...' started by Elaienar, May 15, 2015.

  1. IndigoRiffRaff

    IndigoRiffRaff FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL

    Yesterday I accidentally made a salad instead of getting my phone charger.
     
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  2. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    how do you accidentally make a salad
     
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  3. IndigoRiffRaff

    IndigoRiffRaff FACE GOD AND WALK BACKWARDS INTO HELL

    I left my room with the intent to find my phone charger and instead just. went to the kitchen and made a salad.
     
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  4. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    I've never accidentally made a salad (that is some top tier autopilot error, there) but I accidentally load the dishwasher a lot. See, the doorway into the kitchen has magical memory-erasing properties and my brain has "the kitchen needs cleaning" running in the background constantly, so it sorta takes over if I wind up in the kitchen without a clear idea of what I'm doing there.
     
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  5. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    actually that's just your brain going "new area, time to dump all the old task memory to free up space for the tasks here! oh no what do"
    like a video game dumping all the info for an old area to load the new one
     
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  6. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    ...You know, that actually makes more sense than a magical memory-erasing doorway. Although I can totally recycle that idea into a book.
     
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  7. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    there was actually a scientific study on it! it was probably a useful trait before doorways became common.
     
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  8. Deresto

    Deresto Struggling, yet climbing higher at a steady pace

    Me: *takes out kitchen trash to outside cans*
    Me: *grabs new bag out of garage for the kitchen*
    Me: *walks out to outside cans, throws away new bag*
    Me: ...wait
     
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  9. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Reminds me of the times I've grabbed an individually-wrapped teabag, opened the wrapper, taken it out, walked over to the trash, and thrown the tea bag out.

    Usually I catch myself before I actually drop it, but this has happened more than once.
     
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  10. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    i think the official term there is "capture error"
     
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  11. Deresto

    Deresto Struggling, yet climbing higher at a steady pace

    Mostly i just got ahead of myself, i noticed someone had thrown a pizza box behind the kitchen can instead of walking it out and was planning to take it to the recycle when i was grabbing the new bag.
     
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  12. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    i went to turn my laptop's brightness off and instead turned the volume down to 2
    and then sat there for a moment going "why did it get quieter instead of less bright..."
    the buttons are on opposite sides of the keyboard
     
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  13. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    I constantly try to dim my phone screen with the volume control. It's an iPhone. There are no physical buttons for brightness. There never have been. I don't know why I do this.
     
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  14. shmeed

    shmeed plant me

    >unwrap candy bar
    >in hand 1 is candy, in hand 2 is wrapper
    >look at hand 2
    >throw candy bar in the garbage
    >scream
     
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  15. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Similarly,

    >get nightclothes out of dresser, put on bed
    >remove daytime clothes, set on bed to sort
    >pick up nightclothes
    >put in dirty clothes hamper
    > ....????????????????
     
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  16. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    One of my roommates started putting Oreos in the fridge this morning before she caught herself.
     
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  17. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    So today I threw my keys in the trash on two separate occasions, once because I had food wrappings in my hand and keys in my hand and if one thing in my hand goes in the trash then obviously everything in my hand goes in the trash, right? And once because I was carrying keys and a small trash bag in the same hand and just plain forgot about the keys when I went to put the small trash bag in the large trash can. Good job, me!
     
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  18. Lee

    Lee i will face god and walk backwards into hell

    literally just happened right now.

    >check out subforum on kintsugi; shit this thread looks cool, let's open in new tab
    >'aw man theres nothing else in this subforum that i wanna look at'
    >go back to kintsu main page
    >forgot that i literally just closed subforum tab, so the obvious solution is to CLICK ON IT AGAIN
    >'aw man theres nothing else in this subforum that i wanna look at'
    >go back to main page
    >FORGET TAB-CLOSING FOR A SECOND TIME
    >CLICK
    >'aw man there's nothing in this subforum that i wa-- oh my god wtf'
    >back to main page
    >cursor is hovering OVER THE SAME SUBFORUM AGAIN BEFORE I STOPPED MYSELF

    wtf brain, you have the memory capabilities of a literal goldfish
     
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  19. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I just made apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast and absentmindedly put the oats in the fridge and started to put the apple juice on top of the fridge where I keep the oats before I caught myself.
     
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  20. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    This Reddit thread is a collection of autopilot error and is the funniest thing I've seen all week.
     
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