Do you memorize your phone numbers?

United States
June 6, 2008 9:11am CST
Isn't it funny how many people don't know their own phone number or the phone numbers of their friends and family? How many times have you heard someone stumble over their own number and heard them say " I don't call myself"? Do you have to resort to looking in your cell phone contacts to find your own number and those of others that you call frequently?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Jun 08
I am dreadful. I do know my home landline number but I don't have a clue about my cell phone. I have to ring it from home to get the number because I don't know how to find it on the phone either. I have a cell phone in the car too. Don't know that number either. I always tell people that it is because I never ring myself! Works for me.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
So, you are the one I always hear saying, "I don't call myself". LOL.
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• Canada
6 Jun 08
What would you boys do without us organizational women anyway? It seems in the grand plan of things, we do compliment each other in many ways.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
6 Jun 08
yes but not my boyfriend number use a memory of cell-phone but i kno more number of home or friend or store.... are more utile use a memory for the brain, cell-phon not help that myryam
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Some people have a head for numbers, some just don't.
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
6 Jun 08
you'r reason Myryam
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
6 Jun 08
The first time when I come across someone who doesn't know his own phone number, I was surprised. His reason was there is no need to call home. Nowadays, I find it rather common with the advent of handphones. Personally, I stop memorizing phone numbers unless it is a number I have to call again and again.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Its a pain in the butt though to have to put someone on hold to look up a number in your cell phone. Usually I have to call them back, because I am afraid I will disconnect them.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
6 Jun 08
In such cases, often, I will sms them my contact card assuming most are now using handphones. Otherwise calling back is what I do too.
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@biobio55 (282)
• Indonesia
7 Jun 08
I do memorize my own number but I don't for somebody else number. I hardly know anyone else number because I always use my phone memory to know it. I only remember my own number, home number, fax number, and my husband number. The rest of my contact number is in my cell phone memory. If I lost my phone, I am doomed.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
do what i did and email yourself your phone numbers that are in your cell or keep like doctors cards etc so you have their number in case something happens to your phone.. i got caught in the rain and even though my phone was in my purse it fried.. my hubby left his phone in his pants and even though i know i checked his pockets i washed it and fried his.. so you might wanna do that lol
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I try to keep my numbers in more than one place so that if something were to happen to my phone, I wouldn't be lost.
• United States
7 Jun 08
i know everyones but my best friend and thats because we always message and im' each other so we never use our phones to call each other
• United States
7 Jun 08
I don't im that many people, but then again I don't call alot either. I hate talking on the phone.
• United States
8 Jun 08
i am a phone phobic but i have so many docs that i have to keep a list lol.. if im getting the calls im ok but if i have to make them i freak out.. which is another reason i have everyones number in my phone so i know by my caller id who is calling lol
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
7 Jun 08
i have been in that position before. of course, i do remember my house phone number. it's just my own cell phone number that i can't remember. it's only been a month since i've started using it. and only my hubby knows the number. i didn't even give my sister the number as it's not much use since i won't use it much unless i go out which is seldom. thus i got my hubby to save the number in the cell but i still can't remember. i just know that the number starts with 8, and that's about it. ehehe
• United States
7 Jun 08
I guess as long as you remember your home phone number at least, the cell isn't as important.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
7 Jun 08
yep, i agree on that one. unless you're a regular cell phone user of course.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
I used to remember all phone numbers but now I am starting to lose my memory so it is not easy for me to do that anymore. I sometimes stumble on my own phone number and even my pin number as well. And I do know them both.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Thats too bad that you are starting to lose your memory. Hopefully you write down all your important numbers.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
yes they are all written down that is for sure.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I know my own number, but i don't know my children's numbers, or my husbands new either. I have it all stored in my phone. i could not tell you their numbers to save my life. it's funny because we use to know everyone's number. we use to know the numbers to all of our friends and family. then with the ability to store numbers in our phones, we lost the ability to remember the numbers of those people we talk to every day.
• United States
7 Jun 08
Thats exactly why I posted this discussion, because now if you ask someone their number they'll ask you to hold while they look in their phone.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
7 Jun 08
oh that is so me, i have so clueless with remembering numbers now. if i lose my phone, i am going to be totally lost
7 Jun 08
LOL...i'm poor in remembering phone numbers. but i can remember mine and my family members' . out of there i head to my mobile phone where i stored all phone numbers.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
It doesn't surprise me to read how many people don't know their numbers and have them stored in their phone.
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I'm one of those people that usually does not know my own phone numbar. I have a head for numbers and remember them well. For some reason I just stumble when asked my own phone number. I guess it's partly because I do not call home and partly the surprise of being asked and not expecting the question. My mind seems to go blank at times when asked a question out of the blue, and I'm not expecting it.
• United States
7 Jun 08
I know both my numbers but I too have been stumped from time to time when asked.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
7 Jun 08
It is funny when someone ask you for your phone number and you have to stop and think what it is, could it be tht we dont' call home that much, so it isn't something we rattle off our heads like if we call a friend or family member. I know I almost always have to stop and think about what the numbers is, I programed it into my cell so that I just hit #2 when I want to call home. I call my friend sand family so often that it is automatic, and once in awhile I will be thinking of one and calling the other and will call the number automatic that I am thinking of, soem of us is getting old and our minds dont' work as good.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
LOL. I was just saying that to someone yesterday. I'm getting old. Feels funny to admit it.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I am so bad with numbers but I do know and remember the important ones .We just got a new number and I havent even asked my fiance for it . seems i will have to do that soon.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I normally remember phone numbers that I don't need and can't remember the ones I do.
@kame_w (104)
• China
7 Jun 08
I always have trouble in remembering my phone numbers when I get a new one. I can tell nothing when my friends asked what my phone number is. Luckily, my cellphone can tell me, there is a keypad on one side of my cellphone, my phone information including my phone number will inform on the screen if I press this keypad.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Thats cool, because finding mine on my phone is really difficult. LOL.
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
7 Jun 08
Hi Kat.. I'm pretty good about memorizing things and still can remember my first phone number at 5..that was drill into us in case we got lost since back then parents didn't worry about letting kids stay out and run wild..can you imagine any 5 yr old doing that now? Sorry got off the subject..LOL
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• United States
7 Jun 08
No I can't imagine a 5 year old memorizing their phone number. I remember a few of my phone numbers but not all of them.
• China
7 Jun 08
Yes, at a long time ,I could not remember my phone number,so many friends have asked it ,I have to check again in my mobile phone! I don't like to remember the numbers ,I think it is very borning!
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Many people don't know their numbers and have to look in their phone to find it.
6 Jun 08
I know my home phone number, have done for years but I don't know my mobile number but luckily it's stored on my phone anyway.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Yes, but if its anything like my cell phone, the phone number is hard to find.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jun 08
I have my numbers memorized and some others. But once in a while I get messed up. A few days ago I called my old phone number (moved 2 1/2 years ago)...
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Thats funny. Did you actually reach someone?
@naseeha (1385)
• India
6 Jun 08
I remember some of the important numbers and some fancy numbers. But there have been times when i stumbled on my own number
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I have short term memory. I guess thats what you call it. If you give me a number I will memorize it right away, but ask me three days from now and I have no clue. LOL.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Jun 08
I have had to memorize mine as it seems no matter what you are doing sooner or later you have to give your phone number. I have also memorized my social security number for the same reason. also my street address,these are things you usually have to give for many types of documents.It really is just so helpful altho to be safe I have all that info in my purse if I need to check on anything.
• United States
7 Jun 08
I memorize everyone social security numbers. I even remember my ex husbands social security number and we have been divorced for 10 years or more.
@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I do try and memorize my number but thab again that is because I have to make sure my kids memorize my number too.
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• Indonesia
7 Jun 08
its like some "mom" dont have willingness in memorizing their number, and its same with my mom :)