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Do You Have Important Phone Numbers Memorized? What Men Don't Know...

There's a new study out that I had to chuckle about. It's about how little men know about their significant others. The study says that women wouldn't have to make so many returns of presents given if their men knew them better than just asked the right questions.

Most of the list doesn't apply to me as I don't wear perfume and don't really have a "favorite" store as I go where the sales are!  However, the number one item got me because my five year old daughter knows my phone number (for emergency reasons) and my husband does not.

I know we rely on our smart phones to have numbers programmed in so we don't have to remember them, but something I've always done is that I always make it a habit to dial some numbers to make sure my memory knows it in case I need it. Good thing too because a couple of weeks ago my phone died, and I needed to get in touch with Mike. When I got to the school to pick up the kids, I borrowed the phone and thankfully I knew his number.

You never know when an emergency will arise so memorize important numbers so you know them easily!

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Comment balloon 21 commentsDonna Harris • November 27 2012 01:51PM


Clothing size always guess smaller except for Bra size.

Favorite store...Look at the credit card statements.

Job title, one step up from what she really is.

Hair color..."I would love you if you were bald!"

Cell number...just hit redail...she has called several times already to tell you what you did wrong so far today!

This was simple!!!!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

I must say I am very proud of myself, I answerd all those questions 100% correct, I guess I am in the minority : -). I like to know all these things from my wife, I even help color her hair when she needs it.

Posted by Jesse Vasquez, "APPROVED” (REMAX PIONEER ) over 7 years ago


My wife's telephone is programmed into my cell-phone so I'm way ahead of the game?

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 7 years ago

You were right he didn't know one and two. I don't have a favorite perfume so number three did not count. He knew #4. He only knew one other question and that was my hair color. He missed my birth date by two days...oh well

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Donna -- pretty sure I have down all the ones I need to know.  Seems to be working, don't have too many complaints about the presents I bring home.  Of course, after 41 years, I should have a couple of them right.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) over 7 years ago

Donna - I have to admit that I know very few phone numbers any more since they are all programed into my phone.  As for the other items on the list let's just say that I need to study for this quiz. 

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 7 years ago

I just found out that my wife's favorite color is CLEAR!!!  Something very hard with no flaws.  now if I can only guess what it is!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Thanks Donna,

Important to know .... and the research is mostly correct, we take the hit for the guys.  Oh well, great smiles.

Posted by Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate (Better Properties Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Donna- I can tell you now that Larry would probably get only 1 correct.. my birthday, and that's if you catch him on a good day! LOL   Seriously though, I have written in my purse and my husband's wallet some important numbers should we lose our phones but you make a very good point, they need to be in our heads. 



Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

hey I memorized my wife's cell phone number, it is "2" on my phone!  but could not make it number 1 as verizon saves that for vmail!

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 7 years ago

by the way for your list I would get a 40% but then again, do I really need to know all of it?

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 7 years ago

Donna, Good post, I am sure the most men would get at least 50%  I like William's comments!


Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" over 7 years ago

Hi Donna,

I came over from Kathy's Sunday morning post with her "Ah-ha" moments. This is way too funny! I have to say my Geno is the exception to the rule..he even has my social security and TX driver's license number memorized!!


Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 7 years ago
Donna, I agree. I have a new RING CENTRAL number that spells out my company name but I forced myself to learn the digits fast.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 7 years ago
I love this. Had to totally crack up at the natural hair color one.
Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 7 years ago


I had to laugh when you said your husband doesn't know your cell number.  My husband doesn't know mine either, but what is worse, he doesn't know his number.  That is being too dependent on your phone.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago

I just asked my husband and he got them all right except for my bra size, and he was close enough to know that I changed it. Not surgically, though, LOL.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 7 years ago

I'm proud of all the husbands out there that know a thing or two about their wives. You're unique people!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 7 years ago


   Great advice for us (we?) guys.  There are even a couple of others that might come in handy for an emergency that you just need access to -- not necessarily memorized.  If your significant other drives his/her own vehicle, as most of us these days, it would be wise to keep that license plate number handy.  And of course, you should have his/her social security number available.

   And, yes, I do know my wife and daughter's cell phone numbers, even though they're programmed into my cell and I have no idea how long it's been since I actually dialed(?) them...


Posted by John J. Woods, Going where no man has gone before - wouldn't you? (Big Dog Press, LLC) over 7 years ago

My hubby did great 90%, After 16,265 days, he has learned a lot.


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago