I've had to laugh at myself a lot recently.
I call Mom multiple times a week. Her phone number is programmed into my house phone as well as my ell phone. I don't rely upon a speed dial code. I have long been in the habit of dialing her number fully each time I call. I don't know why. I just do it.
Lately, when I dialed, I would have to hang up and dial again, stopping myself before the number was complete and connecting the call. I realized that each time, I was dialing the number that was Grandma's for decades. I would dial the area code and exchange and start on the last four digits when it would hit me that I was dialing the wrong number.
I have no idea why this number kept popping up. Clearly, some connections between neurons were firing. I told Mom about it and her response was "Don't tell me you've got it too!" I don't.
It just fascinates me that we know so little about how our brains work. Why was the number being dialed without me even thinking about it? Why was I recalling my Grandparents' number? What triggered that memory and maintained it for so many days?
In the past week, the number has stopped popping up for me.