732: Cats

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I can't count. Seriously, I have some memory issues that include a lack of rote memory, which means things like the alphabet, times tables, and numbers often elude me. If I concentrate, I can count, but it means that I don't notice when I drop a number or when I do addition wrong. It's been the bane of my existence. I almost didn't graduate college, because I couldn't pass the required math class. I actually had to get tested for a learning disability at which point the testers wanted to know how I'd gotten that far and as a straight A student no less. They said they could get me out of all my language and math requirements, which was funny, because I was in my second year of learning Mandarin at that point. I guess I have truly spectacular coping mechanisms. Or it's sad commentary on the methods we use to teach foreign languages...