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Silly things you remember..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by West, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. West


    Joined: Dec 22, 2004

    Posts: 9,082

    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    I've been thinking the past few days the stupid things you remember every day.. I work in a call centre that the Police out-source their recoveries to, and we have a phone system that you can either use the phone book or in my case use speed dials... and I just realised I use the speed dials (A combination of numbers starting from 80000) as well when the supervisor asks me about a job I can recall numberplates from hours ago..

    What sily things do you remember?
  2. ScarySquirrel


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 23,535

    Location: South East

  3. DampCat


    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 13,620

    Location: Manchestah

    I have an uncanny knack for remebering completely useless information that serves no real purpose. For example, I vividly remember a completely mundane conversation i once had with my aunt over the phone when i was 13. Nothing noteworthy happened to make it memorable.

    On the flip side, i have absolutely no memory for things that might be of use. I was just tying to remember why i was supposed to go into the town at lunchtime with the money I withdrew this morning.
  4. gord


    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,238

    Location: Midlands

    Show me a video twice and i find it hard to forget..

    I have half of YouTube imprinted on my mind..
  5. Conscript


    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,229

    Location: Kent

    Car registration numbers.

    I know all the plates in my family. I know the plates of all my friends....I know the plates of one of my friends previous three cars. I have no idea why, they seem amazed (and slightly disturbed :D) that I can reel off their numberplates with ease. I dont know why, I guess it's just something I notice when I see a car.
  6. BrightonBelle

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Aug 2, 2004

    Posts: 5,570

    Location: London

    My boss just asked me where some of the Directors' photos were... I told her that she saved them in xxxx folder when she first got them.


    BB x
  7. pyro


    Joined: Nov 23, 2002

    Posts: 16,167

    My memory is just not working, you can have a chat with me for noodles (for example) and then find me asking you about noodles the next day. :(

    I have a great character that makes it up for that, though :p
  8. Muffin`


    Joined: Apr 21, 2004

    Posts: 33,134

    Location: Bristol

    Can remember womens weight, height and measurements - I can go back years :D

  9. geeza


    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 9,212

    A few silly things from school. Like i can remember a whole song about ice creams in french. But not remember anything else in french.
    Games and sounds/music from Amiga gaming days when i was aged 7-12. Like the exact noise it made in the program 'Say' what you wrote the following

    (said in a stephen hawkin type voice)

    Cant remember much that is actually useful
  10. wordy


    Joined: Nov 30, 2005

    Posts: 6,809

    Location: Rotherham

    My memory is absolutly terrible and at 30 it's a bit worrying tbh.

    For instance: I can be sat watching the telly in the living room, I'll get up to go to the bog, go upstairs and into our bedroom, get a book and then go straight back downstairs, and sit back down and start reading, 5 minutes later I remember that I needed the loo:mad:

    However I can recall complete conversations I had as a child, going back when I was about 5:confused::rolleyes:
  11. hamesy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: Cannock

    I can remember how to get to places, even if been there once. When I was a little kid, the family went on holiday to Poole, and I was telling my mate that I could get to the same camp site again without looking at any maps. He didn't believe me, so we took a drive down there. Let's just say we didn't get lost once and we arrived and got back in one piece.
  12. geeza


    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 9,212

    A lot of people seem to have a very poor short term memory. One of my mates would go shopping and put things in the trolley, then a minute later would have to look through all the stuff again to make sure he had put it in.
    He would do this with quite a few of the items.
  13. EVH


    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,828

    I have a pretty photography memory, not rain-man style but once I see it I'll find it stays for a while.

    For example I could tell you the serial number of any of the Vista installs I did yesterday and I've literally seen them once... it'll be gone tomorrow though probably.

    I find I have a good memory.. it's just short :)
  14. Rossmac


    Joined: Nov 10, 2005

    Posts: 650

    Location: Carrickfergus, N.Ireland

    I went to Scotland for 9 days over the new years, and the thing which seemed to play with my mind is the fact that the numberplates have the numbers first followed by 3 letters. Different to the norm where in Northern Ireland it's generally 3 letters followed by numbers. It really drove me crazy just thinking it's not right and hoping to see a 'normal' plate in Scotland.

    Don't even remind me about when I first moved to Dublin - the plates drove me nuts for about a month before I got used to them being completely different...

    Okay. I'm weird.
  15. Conscript


    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,229

    Location: Kent

    Im apparently good at this too.
  16. penski


    Joined: May 9, 2005

    Posts: 20,835

    Location: NE8

    Windows NT.

  17. DampCat


    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 13,620

    Location: Manchestah

    Dog food!

    Get in.
  18. lordrobs


    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 14,712

    Location: Mulbarton, Norwich

    I struggle to remember pretty much everything :(
  19. MR_Punk


    Joined: Mar 23, 2004

    Posts: 7,813

    Location: Up t'north

    I still remember my first bicycle lock code from when I was six.
  20. J.T


    Joined: Jan 12, 2006

    Posts: 3,224

    Location: Earth

    I have a really bad memory for birthdays and even remembering what I did last week is hard but for some reason I can remember the lyrics to every song I have ever heard...

    It does my head in to be honest as I would rather have a memory that works normally than one that has a novelty specialty!!!
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008