September 3, 2008

Autopilot

Between getting out of bed and going out to work, there are about a thousand things I cram in. "Mindless" things, really: things that don't require that much brain power. Like folding the sheets, plugging in the airpot, downing a mugful or two of Maxwell House 3 in 1, taking a shower.

Because I am so used to doing these things day in and day out, doing them seems so automatic, so effortless. Like cruising on autopilot mode.

In the shower today, I mindlessly slathered on the seven or so preparations--from body wash to shampoo to conditioner and other things in between. After 20 minutes or so, I got dressed, had breakfast and started getting ready for work.

Just when I was about to leave, I noticed that my hair smelled "different." It was nice alright. But different. Not the usual subtle green tea but a stronger scent. Could it be that I forgot to rinse out the conditioner, I wondered. But no, it wasn't that. Not the shampoo, either. Nor the leave-on.

As it turned out, I botched up the bottles. I had to go back to the shower to rinse the scent of feminine wash off my hair!

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If it's any consolation, it wasn't just me who had a case of autopilot gone awry. On the way to the office, we picked up a colleague whose husband had to rush back home. And why the rush?

Because he forgot to put on his pants!

16 comments:

Rudy said...

Mwahahaha! Love this post! Gave me my first laugh this morning. :-D

Mel said...

hahaha! are you sure this is autopilot? isn't this a sign of hmmmmmmm, aging? hehehehehe

Gina said...

Now, that's the worst thing that could happen-- leaving the house without your pants on.

As for the feminine wash, nobody would have been the wiser ;-)

undecipherable indentity said...

lol..!!!

Lawstude said...

Hahaha. This post really made me laugh. Nice.

lakandiwa said...

maryosep, paano nagagawa nang tao ang pumasok ng walang pantalon,este,ok , i know one situation - harharhar. but to really go to work without one, funny, funny!

Annamanila said...

Hey ... did that really happen> Could anyone rush out without his uhmmm ..... It is funny, ha .. but is it?

You know Anna, sometimes I fear I might do something like that sooner or later. Because there is no day nowadays I go to the office or go home without leaving something or other in the place I came from -- cell phone, wallet, flash drive, eyeglasses, keys, makeup kit.

yoshke said...

OMG, this is so funny! hahaha. Tawang tawa ako ng bonggang bongga, haha.

Major Tom said...

So funny and yet so true. It might perhsaps be a kindof a phenomenon bout men forgetting even to wear their pants just because of mindlessness and tiresomeness for I think, I've heard quite a number of stories like that already, real persons at that, not fiction I mean.

little light said...

makalimutin din ako, pero grabe na lang yung nakalimutan magsuot ng pants. haha.

imom said...

wahahahaha!
One time, I used the feminine wash on my face. yep, on autopilot too.

freeze said...

OMG! :)

Bloghopper said...

it happens to the best of us...

i once poured a sachet of joy antibac in the rinse cycle of my laundry...when it is supposed to be downy antibac!
it's a sad and suds situation!!!

ahihihi...

rhodora said...

So true, these things happen!

When I dress up, I usually put on my undies, pants and shoes first before I fix my hair and face. Last to put on is my top, and I'm ready to go.

One time, I was in a hurry to leave. I had put on my usual minimal make up, sprayed on perfume, then I grabbed my bag, but when I was about to go out the front door, my daughter exclaimed: "Ma! Hindi mo pa naisusuot ang blouse mo!" :D

Gloria said...

grabe nga naman makalimutan ang pants. this pot really made my day. but we can't blame people when these things happens. it just happens. dami iniisip kasi. i remember hindi pares ang slippers ko at one time. i had to buy a new pair.

cherie said...

wahahaha!!! diyut pa ini mangyari saakon, hahaha!!