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.
For 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.
I 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,
but that also divides by two, and so does the number 2 itself down to the single component of one.
And I like that.
So why ‘All the Eights’ for this post?
Simple really, my nice round figure for the deal clencher yesterday was £8 grand.