The five things you’ll forget today ...

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HOW good is your memory? Well, however much you pride yourself on it, the chances are you’ll forget five things today.

And it’s nothing to do with age, however old you are. It happens to the best of us.

Topping the things we forget at the drop of a hat are remembering to return phone calls and replying to emails.

And another common failing is remembering colleagues’ names in the office, leaving things on the printer and forgetting to bring a packed lunch.

At home, many of us regularly forget to take meat out of the freezer, water the plants, take out the rubbish or empty the washing machine.

According to research, one in 10 of us say we regularly leave the house without any money and a similar number of us leave without house keys.

Another bunch of us get stumped trying to remember all of our passwords - and a quarter of us end up with a dead battery on our mobile phone after forgetting to charge it.

Many of us also get a rude awakening every weekend - by forgetting to turn off our alarm clocks. And nearly one in 10 of us find we start the washing up - and then conveniently forget about it.

More than half of us say we find ourselves forgetting things more as we get older and seven out of ten say we are completely dependent on lists to keep ourselves organised.

Yep, we need an extra pair of hands or more hours in the day.

Gregg Corbett from the firm Avery Office & Consumer Products, which commissioned a study into forgetfulness, said: “Both at home and at work, people seem to be forgetting things more and more.”

On a serious note, lest we forget, tomorrow is Armistice Day – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – when there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the Carfax, Horsham. And this Sunday is Remembrance Day when we honour our war dead. The Royal British Legion will again be leading a ceremony in the Carfax.