Tell me if something like this has ever happened to you:
A few days ago, I was asked to provide my social security number (don’t worry, it was legit). This is a number I’ve said or typed hundreds of times, and it’s one of the few numbers that I really need to know.
I started to say it, and then I reached the two numbers in the middle…and I totally blanked. Well, “blanked” isn’t the right word. My brain provided me with two numbers to say, but they felt foreign to me. They felt wrong. But that’s all I had, and I didn’t want to sound like I didn’t know my social, so I said them, and it turns out that they were correct.
What in the world happened?! It was odd and scary and I never want that to happen again.
The only other time this has happened was with my phone number. Very similar circumstance: I was in the middle of saying the number, and suddenly the numbers just didn’t seem right. Weird.
These are isolated incidents. But my greatest fear is that these numbers completely vanish from my brain and I can’t recover them. It’s an irrational, unfounded fear…but what if?!
Do you share this fear?