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Numbers Are My Enemy

Dates
Times
Monetary transactions
Quantities
Schedules
Days of the week (which are numbers in disguise)
Age
Numbered roads or highways

...basically anything involving arithmetic, screws me up. It's very frustrating for me -- but I bet it's even worse for anybody who has to depend on me for any of these things. I feel like King Arthur. "One, two, five!" "Three, sir!" "Three!" *kaboom*

Thank you for your patience, anybody who's routinely impacted by this particular quirk. I'm just as annoyed at it as you are!

-The Gneech

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gnistra
Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
Ha, you´re not the only one! I don´t like numbers either, and I absolutely hate math.
hantamouse
Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Names - Faces - People
dewhitton
Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's called Dyscalcula, and is the numerical equivalent of Duslexia. I get wrong Dates and times, arithmetic, house numbers and phone numbers. Often the phone number I dial is not the one I'm reading, especially if it's a new number.
kinkyturtle
Feb. 3rd, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
Sounds like a vampire.
Bla! Bla! I am Count Dyscalcula! I vant to suck your math aptitude!
walkertxkitty
Feb. 3rd, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
The part of my brain affected by the scarring which causes my epilepsy also processes numbers and abstract concepts. If it involves those or geometrical references or depth and distance perceptions, I have problems. It's extremely annoying because I can't really explain to other people for whom these concepts are "simple" why I can't seem to process any of them. I'm dyslexic to boot so things like 3, 8, 6, and 9 are interchangable. That's not a good thing when you're trying to balance a checkbook.
blacktigr
Feb. 3rd, 2007 07:11 am (UTC)
I know how you feel. My mate, once he realized that I had screwed up the monthly bills *again* this month, told me that we will have to wait 3 years to get my house.

If I could have sank through the floor...
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