...are apparently just suggestions to me.
I put five things on a shopping list today.
While at the store I took the list out of my pocket to make sure I didn't forget anything. I got a few things that were on the list and a few things that weren't.
I double checked the list and made note of the things I hadn't picked up yet.
I finished my shopping, came home, put the things away.
And then a few hours later I opened the bathroom cupboard and remembered I needed Dixie cups. And they were on my list. And I didn't buy them.