It’s day twenty six one of Love Live Simples 30 Day Blogging Challenge, with My Hidden Talent.
So, I really don’t know what to write today. I even asked Zombie and he pointed out that I don’t really hide my talents, for example I post photos of my cooking (I’m pretty good at cooking) and everyone knows I can sing alright. I’m a very open person and there isn’t a lot that I keep hidden so how on earth do I write this post?
I wrote that part of the post a few hours ago. I have since been to the gym and completely exhausted myself with a step class (but I feel amazing, in an exhausted kind of way) but I’m still drawing a blank as to my ‘hidden’ talent.
I’m certainly not putting myself down, I believe I have many talents, I just don’t hide them. What’s the point in having a gift if you aren’t going to use it? And I can’t do any party tricks like peeling bananas with my toes or other such talents so those are out too.
I guess the closest thing I have to a hidden talent is my knack for remembering numbers. I am absolutely useless at maths, but I can remember large series of digits without any effort.
I remember my brother once asked me for my bank account number. I responded immediately and without taking a breathe, the 15 digit number. My brother stared at me blankly, my mothers mouth dropped and my friend who was there also looked at me like I was mental and said a less polite version of “how is that even possible”.
I still remember several cellphone and home numbers of people that I haven’t contacted for years. They might have changed numbers by now, but I still remember their old ones. Due to electronic address books and less need for physically dialing numbers I don’t know a lot of my current friends phone numbers but I truly believe it is because I’ve never physically dialled them. I remember all of my client and other peoples contact numbers for work, even though there are at least a few dozen of them, because I’ve had to dial them so many times and seen then on the caller ID just as many times too.
I can also still remember the PLU numbers for a lot of the produce when I worked as a checkout operator after school when I was 15. Sometimes I still punch them in to the self checkout these days instead of using the images, just to see of they’re still the same. They are.
I don’t know if it’s actually a talent but it is something I’m proud of. I like the jaw drop look I get when I rattle off a long number without pause and it means I don’t have to bother with looking things up. Now if I could just remember where I left my sunglasses…
Smiles and Sunshine