Absent-Minded Brits Forget Five Things A Day, Reveals Study

Have you Forgotten Something Today?

Half of Brits admit to forgetting five important tasks during their working day, a study has revealed.

Forgetting to call people back and replying to emails were top of the list. Failing to remember colleagues' names, leaving things on the printer and forgetting to bring in lunch for the day also fared high.

"Trying to do too much" was cited as the main reason for forgetfulness, with a fifth admitting that there aren't enough hours in the day to keep on top of everything.

A quarter of people blamed others for relying on them too much when trying to remember countless things during the day.

Over 20% confessed they had been in trouble at work for forgetting to do tasks and more than half felt an extra pair of hands would help.

And memory failure is not restricted to the office.

More than half of the 2,000 people questioned in the study by Avery Office & Consumer Products forget to do everyday chores at home, too.

Forgetting to take food out of the freezer, watering the plants, taking the rubbish out, were all common oversights, with one in five admitting they forget to take the washing out of the machine.

Other absentmindedness includes forgetting to bring money to work, failing to remember passwords, forgetting to charge up mobile phones and not setting the alarm the night before.

And it's bad news for Londoners as those who live in the capital were found to have the worst memory of all.