Yesterday, I probably did the most forgetful, and impossibly stupid thing I have ever done; I forgot about a paper. Seriously. I straight up forgot about it. There I was walking down Middle Path jolly as a giant and I saw my Professor from the class I was headed to and waved. As my hand made slow motions back and forth, a realization began to wash over me. At first it was just misting, soon though it grew to monsoon proportions. “I have a paper due in 10 minutes.” (Full disclosure: This was a real paper, as in 5-8 pages, not a reading response.) I mean, I can procrastinate with the best of them, but this would be impossible. After 5 minutes of sobbing, 2 minutes of frantic planning and 1 minute of explaining, I was given a merciful extension. So from one forgetful person, to an army of them, this is “How to Remember Things.”
I should preface this post by saying that if you’re a real grown-up, this information is useless to you because you wouldn’t miss class unless you’d just sustained a massive head wound or something equally dire. However, if you subscribe to my brand of adulthood (i.e. loudly proclaiming “I’M AN ADULT! I CAN VOTE! I CAN GO TO WAR!” and then falling asleep on a pile of warm laundry and missing your 1:10), this guide to the ins and outs of accidentally — or “accidentally” — skipping class may be of use to you.