On Friday the New York Times did a story about a man who lost his cell phone and couldn't call his girlfriend because he didn't know her number. They broke up two weeks later - but who memorizes numbers anymore??
I know just a handful of telephone numbers by heart these days: my old roommate's cell number (it's been the same forever), my best friend's home number (which he doesn't use anymore), and for some reason I remember a childhood friend's parents number that I haven't dialed in years. But that's about it.
Oh ... I also know Mama Bunny's number - even though she hasn't always had it - because it's so easy to remember. You see, when Mom and Stepdaddy got married and moved to their new house, Mom wanted an easy-to-remember telephone number. So she called the phone company and told them she had a "mentally challenged" child who needed an easy phone number. The phone company bought her story and obliged. FYI: my brother and I are many things, but 'mentally-challenged' ain't one of them.
How many non-work-related telephone numbers do YOU still have in that brain of yours?...