All the Eights

I realised something today as I was walking the dog.
Our new car will be our eighth. Not eighth car, but eighth new car.

I said yesterday that I like round numbers.
round numbersFor years in my early working life I thought I was making things easier for the bank to calculate my interest by ’rounding up’ my savings to the next £10 or so. I hated straggling
pence on my account as it always looked untidy. It’s actually been a hard habit to break.

If I was asked what my favourite number was, I would probably say 8.
This has nothing to do with an early NCIS episode which stated 8 was lucky in China.
8I like the number 8 as it is round, looks jovial and divides nicely by two.
(There’s logic in my brain cell somewhere that came up with this statement, but I can’t find it) .
Four doesn’t look quite so friendly, though Advertisers use it a lot to replace the word FOR in their logos or slogans,
4but that also divides by two, and so does the number 2 itself down to the single component of one.
soul mates swansAnd I like that.
number 1
So why ‘All the Eights’ for this post?
Simple really, my nice round figure for the deal clencher yesterday was £8 grand.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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