Exactlyyyyy. I’ve just always said it and I was laying there like woah is it actually more hard work for the person to figure out and then I was like well no cos I know what number corresponds to each month and then I was like well maybe they find it harder andthen so and and so on
I’ve started to annoy the mrs by saying numbers in a longwinded way. So the 5th of August would become the nought billion, nought million, nought hundred thousand, nought thousand, nought hundred and 5th of August.
Numbers are less likely to get misconstrued over the phone I suppose. Always feel like an absolute boss giving the letters from the postcode in phonetic alphabet as if I’ve seen shit in Vietnam, when in reality I’m just trying to sort out the electric bill.
Always do this because my surname is spelled in a slightly unusual way, and my postcode has a couple of easily misheard letters in it. Also, I was an Air Cadet and my family on my mum’s side have military heritage so I grew up around people using the NATO alphabet (NEEERRRDDDDD)