ShannonKasull posted... Esc and quit game saves for me everytime.
This works too. Word of warning though, don't do it before turning in fetch quests, the ones that have you go retrieve this and that, if you quit and save while you have the item before you turn it in, when you load you will have to go get it again.
I love when people yell "throw it!" when a player scoops up a ground ball in baseball, like the player isn't aware of the fact they need to throw it.