How long until you get used to writing 2017 instead of 2016?

@Madshadi (8937)
Brussels, Belgium
December 24, 2016 2:08pm CST
I have to write down dates at work when filling in papers. After the start of every new year I often write down the previous year instead. It takes me a while to get used to writing the new year. The same was happening when I was at school. How about you? Image credit: pixbay
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@papecrow (84)
24 Dec 16
haha the more i have to write it the better cuz i will get used to it. i remember making mistakes like this in school
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
yeah with more repetition, we get used to writing the new year correctly
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
24 Dec 16
@Madshadi And once we get used to it, the year is close to ending.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
@sabtraversa hahaha then we might as well start practicing the 2018 already
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
24 Dec 16
Yeah, I remember I had that problem at school. Now it isn't a concern anymore.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
Good so it wasn't only me lol
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
24 Dec 16
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@Madshadi Surely not. Time to practice perhaps.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
24 Dec 16
@sabtraversa hahaha so thoughtful
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• Bournemouth, England
25 Dec 16
It takes me perhaps a few weeks to get used to it. I have to be careful if I write a cheque (and I hope that those who give them to me are equally careful).
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Dec 16
Yeah luckily I don't write cheques. One has to be extra careful and double check every time. Most of the papers I fill in at work are not that important. A mistake in the year would be justified and forgiven.
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• Bournemouth, England
25 Dec 16
@Madshadi It's a hard habit to suddenly change if you have put that year on a huge number of documents for the previous 12 months.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Dec 16
@asfarasiknow yeah for 12 months that would be a long work. I hope it will never come to that lol. And I hope you will put the right year every time while writing those cheques.
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 Dec 16
Dammit time is so fast, I think I will adjust in few days but it will be bittersweet. Suddenly I remember my self as kid watching Back to the future 2, I was a little kid and I see those fictional 2015 technologies and I wished it will be 2015 already. Dammit, be careful what you wished for. I will be 32 by June 2017. ouch that hurts ........ It is going to be 2017 and we still dont have real hoverboards and mass produced flying cars.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Dec 16
Yeah I too imagined that our planet would be populated by robots by now lol. The younger me would be very disappointed to know that the furthest we've gone is internet and smartphones.
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 Dec 16
@Madshadi No flying car, :( All we have are people making duckface selfies on instagram.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Dec 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker yeah very disappointing.
@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
25 Dec 16
This is a problem for me at the start of every year.
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@paigea (22198)
• Canada
25 Dec 16
Oh, it takes me a long time to get used to the new date
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@nomus24g (23016)
• India
24 Dec 16
Initial 1 week, I will still remain in the aura of 2016 & keep messing it out while dating my signatures :)
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• United States
25 Dec 16
This happens to me too