If you're like me - I'm very sorry. You have my sympathy. I am considered somewhat absent-minded, but is more like distracted. I use Sanford uniball micro pens or Pilot Razorpoints, and invariably, as I did today, I put the pen in my pocket with the cap on the non-writing end. Consequently the tip is in contact with my shirt, and ink bleeds a black (in most cases), or blue and sometimes red spot on the pocket of my shirts. I was wearing a brand new shirt today. Anyway, to get the ink out, I use rubbing alcohol (isopropyl), and the shirt get repeated washings. I think ethanol (denatured) works better than isopropyl. Also, every now and then I encounter spaghetti (tomato) sauce on clothing. I've found that toothpaste, particular the kind for whitening teeth is very good at getting out tomato sauce stains. I usually press and smear the toothpaste into the stain on both sides, let soak and then rub the stained area vigorously. I'll also washing it with a few drops of dish detergent. I have to say that I have a charmed life, having survived a few too many close calls. Yesterday, I was approaching a pedestrian crossing, and was just about to start running to the crosswalk in order to catch the light because the light had turned green for the parallel traffic when I was still about 10 ft from the crosswalk. I hesitated and decided not to run. Just my friend and I were a few steps from the crosswalk, a car ran through the intersection, despite the fact that cars had stopped in the other three lanes for the red light. Had I ran as planned, I would have been in that lane and that car could have taken me out. The lady didn't even look sideways, didn't even use the brakes, but stared straight ahead seemingly oblivious that she was going through a red light, and a truck was about to enter the intersection on her right side. This was the same cross-walk I was on a few months ago, when another car skidded across the cross-walk then swerving to miss a car and truck on the intersection. I normally watch the cross-traffic now to see if they are slowing down to stop. I'm always prepared to dive out of the way or over a car if necessary.