I’ve never had a good memory for things like phone numbers or people’s names, tho I’m generally pretty good about things like getting from here to there, due dates and appointments, etc. But there were a couple of times lately that I completely spaced - one time I couldn’t remember my home phone number, and another time I couldn’t remember my zip code.
To elaborate, tho I’ve only lived in 2 places over the past 2 decades, both my current and past zip codes almost seem equally predominant in my mind, such that I sort of think “I know it is either 60149 or 60137”, and am generally quickly able to remember which was my old zip and which is my current one. Yesterday I was asked for my zip, and I absolutely could not come up with it. Had to pull out my driver’s license.
And with phone numbers, I know very few by heart. Basically my work and home numbers. Drives my wife crazy that I don’t remember her and my kid’s cell numbers, but I rarely call them. When I’ve made attempts to remember them, I’ve been successful for a short while, but then have forgotten them again. A couple of weeks ago day our luggage got lost on a trip, and the agent asked for a number where we could be reached. As usual, I spaced on both cell numbers, but was a little surprised when I realized I couldn’t even come up with my home or work numbers. At the time I attributed it to the stress of lost luggage, but yesterday’s zip code instance made me wonder.
Just wondering what, if anything, you’d do in such a situation. I’ve jotted down these 2 situations, to keep track of whether it seems to get worse or happen more frequently in the future, but it doesn’t seems like something worth going to a doctor about.
Damn, I know I’m getting old, but 47 strikes me as a mite too young for senility quite yet!