The Hardest Date for Dyslexic’s

First, “12/12/12” got everyone’s attention.

Then, the would-be Mayan Apocalypse — yesterday, 12/21/12 — loomed large.

But yesterday was especially challenging for a group of people without a doomsayers’ streak:  those with dyslexia (I’ve got a mild case).

Surviving the Apocalypse and Other Challenges (Like, Spelling It)

As if the numbers weren’t challenging enough, the “slashes” between each of them — “is it a ‘1?'” which way do they tilt?” — tied me up in (further) fits.

Writing a few checks yesterday, I finally had to write out, “Dec. 21, 2012.”

Runner-up challenge for dyslexic’s:  spelling “Apocalypse.”

P.S.:  Every year, I have to tear up a few checks that I absent-mindedly date “12/13/59” — my birthdate — and rewrite them as “12/13/12” (or whatever the current year is).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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