Monday, March 12, 2007

Memorized Credit Card Numbers

Can you rattle off your credit card number from memory? I can. Only the one I use most frequently, but I've been using it so often, for so long now, that I know it by heart. I don't have my driver's license number memorized. I do know my Social Security number. I don't know any of my other credit card numbers. I know my main savings account number, and I'll never change banks because it's a beautifully simple, easy to remember number. (My accountant compliments me on it every time she does the electronic filing for my taxes.) But I don't know my checking account number, or any of my other bank account numbers.
What numbers do you memorize?

14 comments:

Allison said...

I had memorized the credit card number for the one that I use the most. Unfortunately I had to get a new number recently since I shop at TJ Maxx and possibly could have had my number stolen.

marcia in austin said...

For some reason numbers stick in my head without much effort on my part. Two credit cards (with expiration date and security code), current and former checking account, PINs for various accounts, access number and account number for an AT&T prepaid calling card (handy resource to have in your mental pocket), social security (duh), numerous phone numbers that I don't use very often...

Escape Brooklyn said...

I have my checking account number memorized because I have to punch it in every time I call HSBC to check the balance or make a payment. But I don't want to remember my debit card number, and am glad I never bothered considering my wallet got stolen a couple of weeks ago and I'm waiting for a new one!

Anonymous said...

I have my bank account numbers memorized, but that's about it. I don't use my card enough to memorize the number, thank goodness.

yellow said...

I don't know cc numbers but I know just about every other number. I amaze people when filling out forms. I don't get why people don't know their DL numbers.

Just finished all your archives! Great blog, so glad I found it.

marcia in austin said...

Yellow-- What state do you live in? Here in Texas a DL number is only 8 digits. When I left NYState many years ago the DL number was twenty-some digits long.

Anonymous said...

I can memorize my library card # and my social security card number. With the cell phone directory, I don't even know most of my friends' phone numbers...

Anonymous said...

I can memorize my checking account #, library card, and SS card#. I can never memorize my credit cards.

Kira said...

I have my Favorite AMEX cc number memorized, social security - addresses to all 3 of my companies buildings, and of course my Northwest Airlines World Perks number.... which is funny because I put all miles on Alaska.

Madame X said...

Ooh, frequent flyer miles, I forgot about those! I do know my United one by heart, and I think I know my American one...

Anonymous said...

I have memorized one of my bank accounts, my library card, my ss card, and my visa card.

angela said...

I have a 2L organic milk PLU code memorized. It is eleven digits long and now I use (certain portions of) it as a password.

Midnightsky Fibers said...

I have both my CC numbers + dates/numbers/type of card memorized, numbers for school, a variety of security codes, and a dozen or so different passwords (with their usernames).

What I don't know:
my SSN, EIN, or UBI (state tax number), my usernames and passwords for any sites that seem to actually matter

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