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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:27 PM

In the old days when I forgot my shopping list...

I'd call home and have someone read it to me (if anyone was home). Today, I call home and have someone send it to my phone. Yeah, I could get all high tech and enter the list on my phone but I'm lucky if I even remember my phone!

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Reply In the old days when I forgot my shopping list... (Original post)
Phentex Jul 2014 OP
DavidG_WI Sep 2014 #1
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DavidG_WI Sep 2014 #3

Response to Phentex (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 09:55 PM

1. Never had that problem

 

My thing has always been being able to store a weeks worth of meal plans in my head and having the ADD superpowers of being able to fast scan the store shelves for the things I want while nearly running down the isles, I look like a crazy person moving my head around so much to scan shelves that I don't already know but I find my items and get out of the store ridiculously fast.

Thy say ADD/ADHD used to be what made the best hunters and gatherers, I'd like to think thats true since the only other people that I know of that can do this are also ADD/ADHD.

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Response to DavidG_WI (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 10:46 AM

2. It's got to be related...

do you also speed read? I drive people crazy when scanning the tv listings. I get yelled at to slow down!

I can store long lists of numbers in my head and stuff like that BUT if I need four items from the grocery store and don't have a list, I will likely only remember three items. I can easily get lost in the spice section just looking at labels.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 12:16 PM

3. I'm terrible with numbers

 

Unless it's like computer part model numbers, in which case I've got build logs in my head going back almost 20 years...

While I can rarely remember my phone number or ATM pin on the first try...

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