how many phone #s do you have memorized?

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  1. Utumno

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    In the age of cell phones, I certainly never bother memorizing #s anymore. My memory was garbage even before the cell phone era so I can't blame it solely on that but I'm now next-level bad at #s.

    The only numbers I think I know by heart are my own #, my wife's, and my parents which hasn't changed since I lived with them in my teenage years.

    My dad is in his mid 80s and he still remembers most #s without looking them up. Probably knows at least 30 or so, I never counted, but basically he calls most family members w/out looking their numbers up.
     
  2. Bailon

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    I have to look mine up all the time, the numbers get jumbled in my head or I recall parts of different numbers - but I have a memory issue. so yeah fuck phone numbers
     
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  3. Velox

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    Maybe 5, but most are from the 90ies. As most people rarely use them, it seems like a waste of mental space.

    I used to be crap at remembering numbers though, but I've actually gotten better by just trying harder. It sounds silly, but if you only try to remember 3 numbers/letters at a time when looking something up, you will forever suck. Challenge yourself to do more, and your brain adapts surprisingly quickly.
     
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  5. TuccTZ

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    Mine and my wife's cells. I don't even have my desk phone memorized and I've been here almost 4 years....
     
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  6. Velox

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    I haven't even used a desk phone in 10 years. I even use a private cell number in those rare cases where I have to share a phone number. I've never been in a customer facing position though.
     
  7. Utumno

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    Man this makes me feel so much better lol.

    IF BIG BENNY CAN FUNCTION WITHOUT MEM'ING NUMBERS SO CAN I
     
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  8. Utumno

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    We still have a phone "landline" - I use air quotes because it comes included with our internet plan and relies on VOIP so it's not going to have the same reliability as good ol' copper POTS.

    I know that's like dinosaur tech and ppl make fun of it, but during days when cell reception is garbage or when my younger kid needs to make calls (we haven't gotten him on our cell plan yet), the landline is still useful. My wife also still likes the concept of old school phones, so I imagine we'll keep it around as a handy joint family phone #. (She also insists on picking our next car and wants it to be a stick shift, so she's clearly got a thing for archaic technologies lolololol)
     
  9. Red

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    Manual transmission is pretty cool
     
  10. BanedenHR

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    i remember my own, but tbh i dont really know my wife's off the top of my head. dont know any others at all. probably wouldnt be able to get the area code right for most of them even

    i think i actually still remember the landline for the house i lived in as a kid though
     
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  11. Utumno

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    I'm still rly thankful to have learned on a stick shift + I enjoy using them, but it's literally been about a decade I think since I last used one, probably some rental in europe where you can still find them.

    Do most modern cars even have manual transmission option anymore upon purchase?
     
  12. Utumno

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    Sweden is 75% stick shift. Automatic still feels terrible imo. Why play with lag if you don't have to.
     
  14. Utumno

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    that's amazing

    i don't know what this lag is you speak of though (teslalyfe)
     
  15. BanedenHR

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    i learned to drive with a stick shift, and my first care that i drove for 4-5 years was a 1985 stick shift, which was a nightmare if god forbid i had to stop on a steep hill in traffic. there were a few areas of atlanta that i dreaded during any rush hour. having to inch up hills with people right on your ass was way too stressful. accidentally slide 6 inches backward and i would probably hit someone lol
     
  16. Utumno

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    I enjoy stick shift driving when you've got an open road... long distance trips and the like. But yeah, for stop and go traffic it's garbage. For stop and go traffic in extremely-hilly SF, it is beyond garbage. I could do it, but I hated it.
     
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  17. Red

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    Just constantly go forward and backwards while laughing because you are giving the driver behind you a heart attack
     
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  18. Red

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    At least that is what I did
     
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  19. Velox

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    Yeah, Sweden is pretty sparse and not much stop and go traffic.
     
  20. Sear

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    parents cell, dad's office, parents house landline, several childhood friends & relatives landlines

    Don't know my wife's cell #. I stopped memorizing new phone numbers by the early 2000's since there was no need to do it.
     
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