A couple days ago I found the television remote inside the refrigerator. A brief family investigation/interrogation soon revealed the guilty party had been Junior. He is usually the prime suspect and culprit anytime something gets misplaced or goes missing. For whatever reason he appears to have little sense of order, and I can't tell you how many times we find things like the telephone sitting on top of his toy box or his shoes lying in whatever place he happened to kick them off (e.g. in the back yard, bathroom, bedroom, basement... wherever). I think he has a limited 'situational awareness' about his environment because we'll ask him to find something and after 5 minutes of searching he will strike out/give up 10 out of 10 times....then I'll walk into his bedroom and find it in under three seconds!
But he's not the only person that's absent-minded. The other day I went to run errands. My first stop was to pick up something from work and then go to a couple of stores and a stop at the post office. After picking up the item at work I found myself on full auto-pilot mode three turns later well upon my way home from work!
What is the most absent-minded thing you've done, or moment when you've found yourself going somewhere or doing something in full auto-pilot mode?