This morning I got up at the "break of dawn" (at least around this house) for a doctor's appt. On the way over there I stopped at the local Quick Flash to grab my morning fix of smooth, hot, strangely enough, decaf, goodness. As I pulled into the parking spot at the end of the row I couldn't help but notice that there were six, yes 6, white vehicles in a row.
Then I laughed out loud.
Does anyone else out there notice random stuff like that?
I always notice the numbers. Always.
I always find the pattern. Always. If there isn't one, my brain creates one.
If the gas price is $2.36, that is easy. 2x3=6. But what about when it is $2.45? Well, 2+2=4, then add the 5, and that equals 9, and gas always has that extra little 9 on the end.
Beautiful little math problem, right there for anyone to see.
The other day at the gym the cable wasn't working, but the screen had a code number, listing the problem. While running I figured out how many different ways to get to 6 or 9 (since they are flip flopped, they were the two I picked) or any multiple of them. (12, 18, 27....)
Since there were 20 different digits, that kept me focused for the last quarter mile
Exit numbers. License plates. Bar codes. Always, always making a pattern, or a math problem, or algorithm of some sort.
Andy says I am crazy, but surely there is somebody else out there who plays with numbers in their head.
What do you do to pass the time while driving, or running, or waiting in the doctor's office on those days you forgot to bring a good book?