I know it may sound silly, but we hardly ever use our own number. If we do need to phone home, it is usually on a mobile, where they number is already pre-installed so you don't have to type it every time.
When filling in a form or something, have you ever forgotten your own phone number?
Embarrassingly, yes. I don't use my mobile very often (it's mainly just to contact the family when I'm out) and have actually never got around to learning the number. After all, I never need to phone myself! If I'm ever caught out, though, I joke about it and people are very understanding...
Yes, several times when it was new -I used to mix up two of the numbers and often gave the wrong number.
It took about 4 weeks of having the new number till I got it right, and after a few weeks I stuck it to my computer screen, so I could not give a wrong number again.
I've never bothered to learn my new home number. I don't like not being able to screen my calls so have only given it to close family. Everyone else gets my mobile number, which I can turn off when I go to bed.
Yes I have, usually when I have just got a new number. I am ok with that because I don't ring my self so I think it is onlly natural that it will take me longer to learn it. Anyway, that is my defense and I am sticking to it!
Yes, ALL the time, after we HAD to have our landline No changed when we changed computer providers last year. We begged & begged to keep our old No, but they said no we couldn't. We’d had it since early June ’77.
Yes. Rather embarrassing to have to ring my mother and ask her to ring home to pass on the message that I required something urgently. The problem was having it stored in speed dial at the office, I had no need to actually dial the number. It took ages to live that one down.