Here’s a question for ya: What numbers do you know by heart? Your phone number, obviously (well, unless you are also known by the title of eemusings’ fiance). Your age. Your total of serious relationships. But do you know your bank account number? Your credit card number? Your IRD (or social security) number? You driver’s licence number?
I have all of those, except the last, stowed away in my brain. They’re pretty handy to have on hand; I even used to know T’s bank details by heart, but haven’t had to bust that knowledge out for a while. I even used to know the number of my eftpos card, because it’s what’s used to verify you when you call up my bank on the phone, but I so rarely use phone banking and those cards are so flimsy that I’ve been through too many since high school to keep up. Heck, I used to call up the ASB line in my telemarketing days when I wanted to look busy but couldn’t deal with actually making a call. Yep, I was a model employee. And now I think back and realise they probably were monitoring our dialled numbers on a screen in the back office. Whoops.
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Zucchini lasagne, courtesy of Not Eating Out in NY, sounds intriguing.
And finally, Cate shares a scrummy looking recipe for tomato parmesan risotto.
I know my 14 digit library card number by heart, however, I still have yet to memorize my social insurance number.
Numbers I know by heart: phone (home and cell), cell phone numbers of my immediate family, student ID, Social Security, passport, my credit card verification number (but not my actual credit card number, hmm).
I also have phone numbers from previous addresses still memorized – how useless is that?!
Hahahaa I can’t believe you used to call up the ASB banking line at work! I think its interesting that these days, most people don’t know the landline numbers for most of their friends, or don’t know peoples numbers off my heart – because everything is so mobile phone-oriented these days. I remember when I used to rattle off a list of phone numbers with ease, and now I really have to struggle, even with my own home number at times (because I never call it, and it’s one digit away from a friend’s house, I would always call her house instead!). How embarrassing is that.
You always have the best links to share. Thanks!
I have a really hard time remembering numbers, which makes it kind of a pain, since I always seem to have to locate my wallet when I need to get things done.
Thanks again for sharing the link – hope you try the salad. It’s pretty good, as far as salads go.
Have a great week!
Thank you thank you for featuring my stupidity.